I recently read an excellent book: Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love by Simran Sethi.
The book’s description reads in part: “Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.”
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I recently read Bill Bryson’s book, I’m a Stranger Here Myself (check your local independent bookstore). I always learn a lot from Bryson’s books, and his style of humor really appeals to me. This book, however, goes somewhat further than others of his I’ve read.
I’m a Stranger Here Myself collects columns Bryson wrote for a British publication in which he, as a former U.S. ex pat living in England, attempts to explain his native country to his former hosts. He covers consumerism, food, holidays, computers, and many other aspects of American life that bear consideration and satire, if not ridicule.
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