|"A visually stunning book packed with truly unique content, What
I Eat is a mind-boggling feast of diversity and a fantastic
Author of Food
and How to Cook Everything
|"What I Eat is both exquisitely beautiful and deeply
informative. One of the most powerful books on food ever."|
-Dean Ornish, MD
President of the
Preventive Medicine Research Institute
of the The Spectrum.
James Beard Award nominee and winner of the
IACP's 2011 Jane Grigson Award.
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| Portraits and essays of 80 individuals
and the food that fuels them over the course of a single day. With
camera and notebook in hand, Peter and Faith traveled to 30
countries and more than a dozen U.S. states to shop, cook, and eat
with a strikingly diverse range of people, including an Egyptian
camel broker, a Japanese sumo wrestler, a Sudanese refugee in Chad,
a Tibetan yak herder, a Bangladeshi factory seamstress, an Arctic
hunter, an Indian Hindu sadhu, a Namibian diamond polisher, and a
wounded Iraq war veteran.|
centerpiece of each photoessay is a portrait of the subject with
that day’s worth of food, a text about daily life, and an
exhaustively researched food list detailing every item consumed,
along with the total calorie count. Adding context to the profiles
are essays from Wendell Berry, Mary Collins, Michael Pollan, Ellen
Ruppel Shell, Bijal P. Trivedi, Richard Wrangham, and Lisa R. Young
that approach food politics and our endless obsession with diet.
This visual and textual feast highlights the similarities as well as
the extreme differences in the ways that we approach and consume
food around the world. Compelling, informative, and sometimes
disturbing, What I Eat provides more than simple food for thought;
it reveals the implications of the modern diet for our personal
health and for our planet while challenging the tacit assumptions
hidden in our daily fare.