Eating is the most common way to celebrate in our culture, the most visible way to indulge ourselves. And yet few things have such power over our lives—it controls us as consumers, as social animals, as guilty creatures of appetite. Through a lively mixture of the history of eating, memoir, sociology, and family recipes, Tisdale explores our public and private attitudes about and relationships with food, drawing a rich portrait of the many forces behind our American appetite and demystifying the everyday miracle of eating.
Sallie Tisdale is a frequent contributor to Harper’s and her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, and Esquire, among others. She is an award-winning essayist and has received the Pushcart Prize. Among her seven books are Women… More about Sallie Tisdale