Even More Food History


Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America, Revised Edition (California Studies in Food and Culture

More commute reading.

Read this on Thursday/Friday. Primary focus is 1940-1975 timeframe; most sources are the food magnates and high profile activists.

Aims to answer (1) food history and (2) why some people in the USA can't get food. Author succeeds OK at 1 and answers 2 by documenting the beliefs that lead to law and policy that limit assistance. Among these beliefs include "it's your own fault you're poor" and plain old racism.