πŸ“’ Author : Mark Bittman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-12-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1416578978
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health. We are finally starting to acknowledge the threat carbon emissions pose to our ozone layer, but few people have focused on the extent to which our consumption of meat contributes to global warming. Think about it this way: In terms of energy consumption, serving a typical family-of-four steak dinner is the rough equivalent of driving around in an SUV for three hours while leaving all the lights on at home. Bittman offers a no-nonsense rundown on how government policy, big business marketing, and global economics influence what we choose to put on the table each evening. He demystifies buzzwords like "organic," "sustainable," and "local" and offers straightforward, budget-conscious advice that will help you make small changes that will shrink your carbon footprint -- and your waistline. Flexible, simple, and non-doctrinaire, the plan is based on hard science but gives you plenty of leeway to tailor your food choices to your lifestyle, schedule, and level of commitment. Bittman, a food writer who loves to eat and eats out frequently, lost thirty-five pounds and saw marked improvement in his blood levels by simply cutting meat and processed foods out of two of his three daily meals. But the simple truth, as he points out, is that as long as you eat more vegetables and whole grains, the result will be better health for you and for the world in which we live. Unlike most things that are virtuous and healthful, Bittman's plan doesn't involve sacrifice. From Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing to Breakfast Bread Pudding, the recipes in Food Matters are flavorful and sophisticated. A month's worth of meal plans shows you how Bittman chooses to eat and offers proof of how satisfying a mindful and responsible diet can be. Cheaper, healthier, and socially sound, Food Matters represents the future of American eating.


πŸ“’ Author : Carolyn A. Nadeau
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Toronto Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016
πŸ“’ Pages : 306
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781442637306
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : Through an inventive and original engagement with Don Quixote and other Golden Age literature, Carolyn A. Nadeau explores the shifts in Spain's cultural and gastronomic history.


πŸ“’ Author : Professor Paul Teng
πŸ“’ Publisher : Write Editions
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-07-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9789811153747
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Technology & Engineering

SYNOPSIS : Food matters. It is a basic human need, yet its availability in adequate, safe, nutritious and regular amounts for humans is by no means assured. While land and water for food production are both declining at alarming rates due to natural and human causes, the demand for food is still growing as populations all over the world increase. The unending questions – where food comes from; how it is grown; how climate change impacts the supply of vegetables and fish and what we can do about it; nutrition in diet; future new types of food that will be produced in factories; how safe is organic food and GMOs, etc – present some of the most pressing food-related issues everyone, from leaders and policymakers to corporate chiefs and man-in-the-street, needs to be aware of. This seminal book, Food Matters, by Professor Paul Teng and Manda Foo provides explanations to the many questions asked about today’s food sources and quality. Written in prose that is easily understandable, it takes the reader through the fascinating story of the origin of our common foods, how they have changed in looks and their methods of production, and discusses many issues on the minds of consumers and governments.


πŸ“’ Author : Holly Bauer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-10-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781319070397
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

SYNOPSIS : Food Matters, Second Edition, explores questions about the seemingly simple concept of food: What is the purpose of food: sustenance, pleasure, health? How does what we eat determine and reflect our identities? What political, social, and cultural forces affect our food choices? What does it mean to eat ethically? What is food, exactly, and how do advances in technology affect our definition of it? Readings by a range of essayists, scientists, linguists, journalists, farmers, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. This new edition of Food Matters features current readings that reflect the evolving conversation about food in our society. The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing courseβ€”about 35 piecesβ€”to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.


πŸ“’ Author : Mark Bittman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-09-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 656
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1439141231
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : From the award-winning champion of conscious eating and author of the bestselling Food Matters comes The Food Matters Cookbook, offering the most comprehensive and straightforward ideas yet for cooking easy, delicious foods that are as good for you as they are for the planet. The Food Matters Cookbook is the essential encyclopedia and guidebook to responsible eating, with more than 500 recipes that capture Bittman’s typically relaxed approach to everything in the kitchen. There is no finger-wagging here, just a no-nonsense and highly flexible case for eating more plants while cutting back on animal products, processed food, and of course junk. But for Bittman, flipping the ratio of your diet to something more virtuous and better for your body doesn’t involve avoiding any foodsβ€”indeed, there is no sacrifice here. Since his own health prompted him to change his diet, Bittman has perfected cooking tasty, creative, and forward-thinking dishes based on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Meat and other animal products are often includedβ€”but no longer as the centerpiece. In fact the majority of these recipes include fish, poultry, meat, eggs, or dairy, using them for their flavor, texture, and satisfying nature without depending on them for bulk. Roasted Pork Shoulder with Potatoes, Apples, and Onions and Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes and Clams are perfect examples. Many sound downright decadent: Pasta with Asparagus, Bacon, and Egg; Stuffed Pizza with Broccoli, White Beans, and Sausage; or Roasted Butternut Chowder with Apples and Bacon, for example. There are vegetarian recipes, too, and they have flair without being complicatedβ€”recipes like Beet Tartare, Lentil "Caviar" with All the Trimmings, Radish-Walnut Tea Sandwiches, and Succotash Salad. Bittman is a firm believer in snacking, but in the right way. Instead of packaged cookies or greasy chips, Bittman suggests Seasoned Popcorn with Grated Parmesan or Fruit and Cereal Bites. Nor does he skimp on desserts; rather, he focuses on fruit, good-quality chocolate, nuts, and whole-grain flours, using minimal amounts of eggs, butter, and other fats. That allows for a whole chapter devoted to sweets, including Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies, Apricot Polenta Cake, Brownie Cake, and Coconut Tart with Chocolate Smear. True to the fuss-free style that has made him famous, Bittman offers plenty of variations and substitutions that let you take advantage of foods that are in seasonβ€”or those that just happen to be in the fridge. A quick-but-complete rundown on ingredients tells you how to find sustainable and flavorful meat and shop for dairy products, grains, and vegetables without wasting money on fancy organic labels. He indicates which recipes you can make ahead, those that are sure to become pantry staples, and which ones can be put together in a flash. And because Bittman is always comprehensive, he makes sure to include the building-block recipes for the basics of home cooking: from fast stocks, roasted garlic, pizza dough, and granola to pots of cooked rice and beans and whole-grain quick breads. With a tone that is easygoing and non-doctrinaire, Bittman demonstrates the satisfaction and pleasure in mindful eating. The result is not just better health for you, but for the world we all share.


πŸ“’ Author : Jillian Powell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Evans Brothers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999
πŸ“’ Pages : 62
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0237518120
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : The book is part of the Life Files series, which explores a wide range of social issues and is built around a series of key questions that focus attention on the critical aspects of the topic. Case studies are included where appropriate, and both sides of the issue are presented. The title looks at the world of food, diet and disease, eating disorders, farming, food production, and biotechnology. It examines the differences between diets in the East and West and between developed and developing countries.


πŸ“’ Author : Paul Kusel
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1977
πŸ“’ Pages : 30
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0582553334
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : English language

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πŸ“’ Author : Pooi Pooi Chin
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9810116721
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Home economics

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πŸ“’ Author : John Prescott
πŸ“’ Publisher : Reaktion Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-02-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781861899514
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cooking

SYNOPSIS : The human tongue has somewhere up to eight thousand taste buds to inform us when something is sweet, salty, sour, or bitterβ€”or as we usually think of itβ€”delicious or revolting. Tastes differ from one region to the next, and no two people’s seem to be the same. But why is it that some people think maple syrup is too sweet, while others can’t get enough? What makes certain people love Roquefort cheese and others think it smells like feet? Why do some people think cilantro tastes like soap? John Prescott tackles this conundrum in Taste Matters, an absorbing exploration of why we eat and seek out the foods that we do. Prescott surveys the many factors that affect taste, including genetic inheritance, maternal diet, cultural traditions, and physiological influences. He also delves into what happens when we eat for pleasure instead of nutrition, paying particularly attention to affluent Western societies, where, he argues, people increasingly view food selection as a sensory or intellectual pleasure rather than a means of survival. As obesity and high blood pressure are on the rise along with a number of other health issues, changes in the modern diet are very much to blame, and Prescott seeks to answer the question of why and how our tastes often lead us to eat foods that are not the best for our health. Compelling and accessible, this timely book paves the way for a healthier and more sustainable understanding of taste.


πŸ“’ Author : DR CLARE. SYRAD LLEWELLYN (DR HAYLEY.)
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1473663199
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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