I picked this up in a used bookstore because the cover had a picture of a happy, laughing child holding a chicken! The sub-title is "The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World". It was hard to figure out what the story was about. The author is a foodie and the first few chapters had recipes mixed in with observations on how foods are being corrupted by corporate food companies, artificial manufacturing of food stuff and other sins of industry. She discusses eggs, brie, meat, gardening and fish with nostalgia for the ways things were and a warning that we will shortly not be able to taste food as it was meant to be.
Published: 2004 (2006 edition) Read: August 2013 Genre: Non-fiction