Alicia's Food For Thought


Eating Animals
December 22, 2010, 8:20 PM
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Over winter break I thought I would take advantage of all the down time I have and catch up on some food books that have been collecting dust on my bookshelf.

I’m current reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

On September 16th I actually saw Jonathan Safran Foer when he spoke at NYU. He is a professor here in the Creative Writing Program.

I have not read any of his other books, but as of right now, the book seems very “Omnivore’s Dilemma”-esque with a mixture of The Jungle. It is a bit more narrative and family-oriented since he was inspired to do research about the meat industry with the birth of his son. I do like how he pokes fun at being an on again and off again vegetarian (aka a flexitarian). It definitely is a timely book since I decided to reintroduce meat into my diet once the year is up.

I also wonder why so many books are coming out about food? I guess it is a hot trend especially with the Food Safety Bill S150 and the Child Nutrition Bill thanks to the great work of Michelle Obama.

I’ll definitely give my full review on it once I finish the book so stay tuned!

What books are you reading over winter break?

Chow,

Alicia Kim

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I recently read Eating Animals too. I was kind of expecting something preachy, but I found the book beautifully written and very clear and honest about the author’s beliefs and doubts. Looking forward to seeing your final review.

Next food book on my list is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, and maybe Food Rules by Michael Pollan.

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