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Reason #4: @Barry_Estabrook says it’s a masterful book. (And he liked it.)

18 Feb

REASON #4 to buy The American Way of Eating comes from Barry Estabrook:

“To uncover the truth behind how our modern food system works, Tracie M. McMillan took jobs in a supermarket produce section, a chain restaurant kitchen, and the fields along side migrant laborers. If you eat, you owe it to yourself to read this masterful book.

Barry Estabrook, author of Tomatoland: How Modern
Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

The book goes on sale Tuesday – Feb. 21.

Please buy it.

And if you are in New York, come celebrate with me at Housing Works to talk about “The Anti-Foodie Foodies” with Amanda Hesser, James Oseland, Annia Ciezadlo and Rev. Devanie Jackson, moderated by the lovely Erica Wides.

Reason #5: James Oseland says it’s a remarkable book that stays with you. (And he liked it.)

17 Feb

REASON #5 to buy The American Way of Eating comes from James Oseland, Saveur magazine:

“Tracie McMillan has written a remarkable book for right now—a book that smartly tells us what is wrong with what we eat and how we might improve it. But what is even more remarkable about the book is how deeply engaging it is. With her intimate and confident portraits of American food workers, she crafts a touching, emotional narrative that will stay with you long after you have finished the last page.”

James Oseland, editor-in-chief, Saveur; author of Cradle of Flavor

The book goes on sale Tuesday, Feb, 21.

Please buy it.

And if you are in New York, come celebrate with me at Housing Works to talk about “The Anti-Foodie Foodies” with Amanda Hesser, James Oseland, Annia Ciezadlo and Rev. Devanie Jackson, moderated by the lovely Erica Wides.

Reason #6: Janet Poppendieck says it’s the book she’s been waiting for her whole career. (She liked it.)

16 Feb

REASON #6 to buy The American Way of Eating comes from Janet Poppendieck:

This is the book I’ve been waiting for ever since I started teaching about the American food system. It pulls you in with compelling stories of the real people who do the work, often exhausting and dangerous, that makes our American way of eating possible. And once it has your attention, it educates you about the details of our food system, from field to table. It is simultaneously a valuable contribution to the academic field of food studies and a personal narrative of discovery that will  engage even the casual reader. Three cheers for Tracie McMillan!”

Janet Poppendieck, author, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America and Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

The book goes on sale Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Please buy it.

And if you are in New York, come celebrate with me at Housing Works to talk about “The Anti-Foodie Foodies” with Amanda Hesser, James Oseland, Annia Ciezadlo and Rev. Devanie Jackson, moderated by the lovely Erica Wides.

 

 

Reason #7: Ted Conover says I’m gutsy, scrappy and hard-working (and he liked my book.)

15 Feb

REASON #7 to buy The American Way of Eating comes from Ted Conover:

“Tracie McMillan is gutsy, scrappy, and hard-working—you’d have to be to write this book. The American Way of Eating takes us local in a new way, exploring who works to get food from the field to the plates in front of us, what they are paid, and how it feels. It’s sometimes grim but McMillan doesn’t flinch; I especially appreciated her openness in telling us what she spent in order to get by (or not). A welcome addition to the urgent, growing body of journalism on food.”

Ted Conover, author, New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing and The Routes of Main: Travels in the Paved World

The book goes on sale Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Please buy it.

And if you are in New York, come celebrate with me at Housing Works to talk about “The Anti-Foodie Foodies” with Amanda Hesser, James Oseland, Annia Ciezadlo and Rev. Devanie Jackson, moderated by the lovely Erica Wides.