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thoughtful review of #AWE up @FineDiningLovers

3 Apr

I’ve no idea who Francecso Segoni is, nor have I seen FineDiningLovers before — but the site is beautiful, and the review is quite thoughtful, so I encourage you to read it!

great review of #AWE in Milwaukee (READ @MPL)

2 Apr

The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan (READ @ MPL).

Thanks for the thoughtful, in-depth review @RaeAF for the Cape Ann Beacon in Gloucester, MA!

28 Mar

Nice review of #AWE up from @SeattleTimes

25 Mar

In his review for the Seattle Times, Alan Moores does a nice job of summing up one of AWE’s primary points:

McMillan’s overarching point here is the disconnect between America’s overall wealth and its inability to eat well

Always nice to see that someone read most of the book, not just the promotional materials!

Great, thoughtful review of #AWE in @TheBuffaloNews by @BuffaloFood

16 Mar

RT @praeburn: My review of The American

8 Mar

RT @praeburn: My review of The American Way of Eating by @TMMcMillan, the latest woman attacked by Rush Limbaugh.

Weekend Review Roundup for #AWE: @WashSpec @Oregonian, @HannahWallace, @ChinaMillman

4 Mar

Three reviews went up this weekend, and the two I can access are generous almost to a fault.

First up: China Millman at the Pittsburg Post-Gazette apparently felt that Dwight Garner didn’t go far enough. I’m literally speechless after reading her generous review:

The American Way of Eating’: Food, our inglorious food

Tracie McMillan details, with precision and humanity, what ails our national nutritional regime…This combination of the factual and the personal breathes life into dry economic terms such as “changes in market share” and “supply chain efficiencies,” providing a sense of what they mean in the lives of real people….The next time Alice Waters suggests poor people should buy local vegetables instead of sneakers — or, in other words, that poor people just don’t have the right priorities —I hope someone hands her a copy of “The American Way of Eating.’
Then the thoughtful Ms. Hannah Wallace, of Faster Times fame, takes a thoughtful look at #AWE for the Portland Oregonian:
an indictment of America’s industrial food system and a vivid, compassionate portrait of the working class.

I can’t access the review from the Washington Spectator, but those of you who can should click through to its review, entitled:

Kitchen Nightmares: If you want people to eat healthy, why make it so expensive?” So asks a Brooklyn teenager in the question at the heart of Tracie McMillan’s ambitious The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.

Thank you so much to the reviewers, and book fans: Go check them out, comment, etc.!


Nearly missed this great review from @TastingTable

3 Mar

It’s short, but this review from Tasting Table — a food-world newsfeed based in NYC — is decidedly sweet:

A book that gives new meaning to food journalism…along comes Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating ($25; click here to buy)….Her enlightening accounts are mellifluously interwoven with carefully researched data. The result is groundbreaking: What Michael Pollan revealed about modern agriculture, McMillan is doing for food distribution…The American Way of Eating is a gripping trip outside our usual comfort zone.

I dont know that I’ve had that many nice things said about my work in such rapid succession before. Big ups to Tasting Table!

@WSJ posts a thoughtful, intelligent and rigorously critical review of #AWE. THANK YOU.

28 Feb

Absolutely worth reading this Wall Street Journal review from Aram Bakashian. He enjoyed the book but finds most of the research specious. Basically:

As long as Ms. McMillan concentrates on what she actually saw and did, she has an interesting story to tell and she tells it well…But she does have an unfortunate weakness for ill-digested statistics.

I think this is awesome, by the way. An intelligent human enjoyed the book, but finds the political and structural analysis wanting? Go ahead: Challenge me on specific points, outline the argument and let’s have it out. That’s part of how democracy and debate works, and I’m eager to participate. So: Big ups to Mr. Bakashian!

In the meantime, enjoy a good interrogation of my work here.

great write up (and pitch-perfect critique) of #AWE over @MetroNewYork from @Vmanapat

27 Feb

great write up (and pitch-perfect critique) of #AWE over @MetroNewYork from @Vmanapat