Exactly
 
HomeFAQSearchUsergroupsRegister

Share | 
 

 Book Recommendations

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Book Recommendations   Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:30 pm

If LSC and Tony Bourdain got together to write a book, it might be the one I am currently reading:


It's about food but also about what makes some foods and drink (and smokes) legislated--what makes them "evil." It is fun and educational with a wonderful style of writing. Sample quote (from the chapter about Epoisses, the famously smelly, French raw-milk cheese):

"When a nation holds a food close to its collective heart, it will usually find a way to spare it from an outright ban. Though hamburger meat has brought bloody and excruciating deaths to hundreds of children in the United States, nobody ever considered a total prohibition on two-all-beef-patties. Instead--and in spite of the protests of the protests of the beef industry--the USDA took the sensible step of labeling supermarket ground round with cooking instructions designed to kill E. coli 0157:H7 and other pathogens ubiquitous in American ground meat. Informed consumers could then decide whether the risk of bloody diarrhea outweighed the pleasures of a summer barbecue. Given the trail of corpses it has left behind, the hamburger, had it been invented in and imported from France, would have been banned in North America long ago."

Anybody else have any good book recommendations? BESIDES Harry Potter, I mean.
Back to top Go down
laststandchili
Underachiever
Underachiever
avatar

Number of posts : 1101
Location : Centralia, PA
Registration date : 2008-05-07

PostSubject: Re: Book Recommendations   Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:13 pm

Anything by Robert D. Kaplan.

Butt-puckering scary stuff.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Book Recommendations
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Book Recommendations
» 3-D TARDIS Model Kit book review wanted
» Accidental Ambition wins book award!
» Young author, first book, calling for support
» Dr. ALwin Lewis' Book

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Way Off Topic :: Not Off Topic :: Things-
Jump to: