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Sponsored: Recommended Reading

Sponsored: Recommended Reading

Here is a partial list of 12 of the books I’ve read over the past 12 months.  I tend to like non-fiction books about food, food history, science and medicine. What have you been reading lately? 

1. “Diners, Dudes & Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture” by Emily J. H. Contois. “…food packaging communicates lively, important and complex cultural messages, including notions of identity for brands and consumers.”

2. “Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science” by Erika Engelhaupt. “…we miss out when we stop being curious about the parts of life that are gross, awkward or scary.”

3. “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals” by Hal Herzog. “…Bennett’s law — the desire to eat animals goes up as wealth increases.”  (Dr. Herzog is a professor emeritus and researcher in psychology of Western Carolina University and writes for a number of different publications.)

4. “The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home” by Denise Kiernan. “…the design of his house, his impact on the forests, his family, and the legacy he left behind…”  (If you’re a Biltmore passholder or just a fan of visiting the Estate this look at how the Estate came to be and has survived will be of special interest.)

5. “Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases” by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen. “…history can’t help but reveal to us that our choices as a species have direct consequences in how we get attacked by disease, in what ways, and how often.”

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6. “Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything” by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen. “…Being healthy isn’t enough for many of us. We want more…And herein the quack truly thrives.”

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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