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The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food Read ð 7 Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food 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 cons. While reading The Best Thing I Ever Tasted I felt a little disappointed in this odd memoirhistorypolemiclament about eating and cooking in millennnial America and what it all means My disappointment was mostly due to the fact that I had been so dazzled by Sallie Tisdale s collection Violation earlier this year It was a little unfair to expect to be similarly blown away The essays in Violation while erudite and intellectually fecund were models of distillation and revision This monograph which boasts comparable creative thinking and comprehensive research seemed by contrast sprawling and diffuse and tonally inconsistent and even a little uncharacteristically hectoring But I have to confess that it has lingered with me I ve been thinking for days about Tisdale s issues and concerns and once again I find myself repeatedly citing her in conversation after seemingly unrelated conversation I have lamented a great deal about how as I get older I feel such a temporary ownership of texts I used to remember everything I read in exhaustive detail Now I find that even the books that I like and am convinced by are forgotten in short order So I ve learned to pay attention to the ones like The Best Thing I Ever Tasted that have a troubling afterlifeIt may not have been as tight as I wished but this exploration of one of my favorite topics by one of my favorite writers was not without considerable satisfactions Tisdale is a reader and a completist so we are treated to an armchair history of food production and distribution in America and an eclectic and wide ranging survey of American food writing I learned about a number of books that I want to explore most notably The Taste of America by John and Karen Hess I for one had never uestioned Julia Child s sacrosanct place as probably the most important figure in 20th century American food culture so I m than a little intrigued to read a book that asserts She s not a cook but she plays one on TV In addition to all the tasty history I enjoyed Tisdale s attention to the emotional meanings of food even and perhaps especially the industrially processed pseudo foods characteristic of the mid 20th century American diet One of Tisdale s favorite treats as a child was a grilled cheese sandwich prepared with Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip and Velveeta Yearning for an infantile satisfaction and curious if it is even possible in light of adult sensibilities to scratch that itch she prepares the Kraft tastic delicacy for herself and her daughter Her daughter raised on sandwiches made from whole wheat bread and local whole milk cheddar and homemade mayonnaise is astounded at the resulting deliciousness This is great she says How did you make this The Best Thing I Ever Tasted is many things as I ve said but most of all I think it s a mournful elegy for our humanity in late stage capitalism a lament for the ways that the pernicious values of an untrammeled marketplace have pervaded and degraded our lives cheapening and undermining even this most basic of human activities Food as nourishment in the sense of both literal nutrition and social reification has been undermined in essential ways she argues by food as commodity The abundant but flavorless and homogenized food that we eat is emblematic of our simultaneously gluttonous and denuded existence Tomatoes were ruined Tisdale writes in my favorite sentence in the book because we wanted them all the time and so with our lives each single thing ruined because we want everything at once

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The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food Read ð 7 Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food Umers 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 an. Sallie Tisdale writes books that are pretty impossible to categorize and that s what s so darn good about them In this one Tisdale offers a melange of memoir social history of food cooking and the fashion of food philosophical rumination and social critiueThroughout she offers many fascinating facts about food the sociology of food and food preparation but the fact that she is a Buddhist teacher though Buddhism is never mentioned comes through in her reminding us of the significance of food and the eating of food As the first of the Five Food Contemplations in the Meal Gatha puts it 72 labors brought us this food we should know how it comes to us Then of course there is the reminder that we should live in such a way as to be worthy of it that is to say mindfullyContemporary culture is the culture of the Hungry Ghost personified writ all too large There is something hellish and creepy in our prosperous luxury our raw hunger like some fiendish limbo Too much is never enough Perhaps we lost if Americans ever had it the ability to eat with understanding More important we lost the ability to tell the difference between excess and sufficiency between what is enough and what is than enough Tomatoes were ruined because we wanted them all the time and so with our lives each single thing ruined because we want everything at onceIf you feel like you never have enough time and it seems you have to plan weeks in advance to meet a friend for a cup of coffee THIS is what she s talking about The only way out it seems is to wake up

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The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food Read ð 7 Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food D 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 eatin. I could cut this book into thirds One third was an interesting and informative historical look at the development of certain food trends like Betty Crocker One was a poignant look at the author s food history and how it related to her family both past and presentUnfortunately a too large chunk of this book is devoted to the author s musings on large uestions of food globalization and other issues that I don t think anyone could successfully unpack in a book twice this size The author s attempts to use some small situations to think about larger issues of isolation and the modern world come off as confusing self indulgent and occasionally even directly contradict what s previously been written More than once in this book I was left scratching my head the prose was pretty but I had no idea what point the author was trying to make A shame I think there s some interesting information in here and if the focus had been kept small and personal it would have done to serve its goals than trying to go big


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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) This book traces the evolution of technology and how it influenced our culture's view of cooking and food and does so in a wonderful way Anyone interested in The Omnivore's Dilemna should also check this out Anyone who ha

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) Sallie Tisdale ´ 7 Free download review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food It has some very interesting information about food and cooking and the way individuals and cultures relate to it over time But the information is dated It doesn't include recent developments eg meals kits home delivery from restaurantsIt also

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food Sallie Tisdale writes books that are pretty impossible to categorize and that's what's so darn good about them In this one Tisdale offers a melange of memoir social history of food cooking and the fashion of food philosophical rumination and social critiueThroughout she offers many fascinating facts about food the sociology of food

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) At times pointless and rambling the author skewers practically anyone who ever cooked a meal from the hunter gatherers to Alice Waters She uses

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) I enjoyed this a lot although it's a bit of a mishmash of different foodie genres Tisdale looks critically at the American food supply and diet like Michael Pollan and how it got that way like Laura Shapiro while also acknowledging some of the legitimate reasons convenience foods have taken hold and how they symbolize freedom to women like Barbara Enhrenreich and giving credit to the mysterious pleasures and attractions of food th

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    Sallie Tisdale ´ 7 Free download Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale review The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food I could cut this book into thirds One third was an interesting and informative historical look at the development of certain food trends like Betty Crocker One was a poignant look at the author's food history and how it related to her family both past and presentUnfortunately a too large chunk of this book is devoted to the autho

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale Sallie Tisdale ´ 7 Free download I enjoyed pieces of this book such as the first person narratives and memoir sections but I couldn't get an overall sense of who this author was as I have never read anything by her before I also enjoyed reading about how Betty Crocker was not a real person and how recipes have changed throughout the years of Joy of Cooking depending on food

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    The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) Sallie Tisdale ´ 7 Free download Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale Wonderful non fiction such sensuous writing and a great combination of personal and historical info If you've ever pondered what food means socially culturally historically and what changes in what we eat in the 20th 21st century mea

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    Sallie Tisdale ´ 7 Free download Summary Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sallie Tisdale The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food (DOWNLOAD) We've all been told never judge a book by its cover and sadly that is true here Based on the title I was expecting and hoping for a book like Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking but I was sadly disappointed Like many other reviewers I only finished about half of the book because I was very tired of the author's whining I kept waiting for the good part where she told us about the best things she ever tasted but she was

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Best Thing I Ever Tasted The Secret of Food
  • Sallie Tisdale
  • English
  • 04 January 2020
  • 9781573228534