The American Way of Eating: Grapes

The Miscellany News • April 9, 2013

For my Intro to Sociology class, I read The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan over spring break. I was expecting another book that detailed the complicated food industry by spewing out random facts and numbers. Instead, I was surprised to see how McMillan managed to describe the process in an overall linear and clear manner, due to her immersion as a worker in the world of food production.

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Recent Reads: The American Way of Eating

Hooked on Madelines • March 29, 2013

The focus is on one woman trying to initiate a conversation about how food goes from field to grocery to (restaurant) table. She focused on big companies which have large impacts on Americans as a whole. Personally, I found it frightening to consider how food traditionally makes its way to my dinner table. People who work the fields aren’t given fair wages or medical support for the very physical work.

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Musings on “The American Way of Eating”

Tara Graff Fitness • Dec. 28, 2012

I’ve always been interested in food, food politics, food marketing, and food choices, and with my contest-prep diet, my interest in and passion for good-quality, healthy foods has sported up like so many stalks of GMO corn.

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Good food is for everyone

All Things Considered Yummy! • Dec. 19, 2012

I’m currently reading The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan. I love food; I love learning about it, growing it, cooking it, experiencing it with friends and family at new restaurants, canning it… you get the idea. My love of food is something simple, something natural, a love that has been around forever.

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The American Way of Eating Book Review

Fitness and Frozen Grapes • Aug. 29, 2012

Have you ever discovered a great book when you weren’t looking?  I have my mom to thank for this review—if she hadn’t picked it up from the library, it would’ve taken me much longer to find Tracie McMillan’s The American Way of Eating.

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Review of “The American Way of Eating” by Tracie McMillan

Novel Memoir • July 3, 2012

My non-fiction stint continues with a book about my passion. Okay, my passion isn’t quite learning about the American way of eating. But I do love cooking, baking, and growing food. I like to learn about the importance of the foods and how it effects us as simplistic human beings.

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The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table

Digging Deep • June 27, 2012

In a nutshell: informational, engaging, and enlightening – 5 out of 5 shovels

Several months ago, I kept seeing blurbs and reviews about the latest piece of food journalism to hit the shelves. Tracie McMillian’s book made quite a splash for its humble approach and complexly recriminating analysis of the American food system (even getting the attention of Rush Limbaugh, who called her “overeducated” and derided the critique of a corporate-controlled food system implicit in the section about working in a Walmart produce department).

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Foodie Book Review: American Way of Eating

The 3 Bite Rule • June 15, 2012

Do you need a beach book? Grab this book for a whole different side of food! I saw this book somewhere and was instantly interested. The author Tracie McMillan goes “Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.” Check out her website for more info.

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