Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman audiobook

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

By Mark Bittman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9781328974624
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    Available on 02/02/2021

    ISBN: 9780358394839

  • Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $20.00

    Available on 02/02/2021

    ISBN: 9781664783621

From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species—and points the way to a better future. The history of Homo sapiens is usually told as a story of technology or economics. But there is a more fundamental driver: food. How we hunted and gathered explains our emergence as a new species and our earliest technology; our first food systems, from fire to agriculture, tell where we settled and how civilizations expanded. The quest for food for growing populations drove exploration, colonialism, slavery, even capitalism. A century ago, food was industrialized. Since then, new styles of agriculture and food production have written a new chapter of human history, one that’s driving both climate change and global health crises. Best-selling food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of the story and explains how we can rescue ourselves from the modern wrong turn.

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From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species—and points the way to a better future.

The history of Homo sapiens is usually told as a story of technology or economics. But there is a more fundamental driver: food. How we hunted and gathered explains our emergence as a new species and our earliest technology; our first food systems, from fire to agriculture, tell where we settled and how civilizations expanded. The quest for food for growing populations drove exploration, colonialism, slavery, even capitalism.

A century ago, food was industrialized. Since then, new styles of agriculture and food production have written a new chapter of human history, one that’s driving both climate change and global health crises. Best-selling food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of the story and explains how we can rescue ourselves from the modern wrong turn.

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Author Bio: Mark Bittman

Author Bio: Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman is one of the country’s best-known and most widely respected food writers. His How to Cook Everything books, with one million copies in print, are a mainstay of the modern kitchen. He writes for the opinion section of New York Times on food policy and cooking and is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine. His “The Minimalist” cooking show, based on his popular New York Times column, can be seen on the Cooking Channel.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English