The Way We Eat Now is an insightful and astonishing book about our present-day eating habits.
“It is both useful and informative, thoroughly and enterprisingly reported. When she is not hectoring, author Bee Wilson presents a remarkable array of data, often in unusual and striking charts, and delivers numerous surprises,” said Corby Kummer in a review published in The New York Times.
Hummer said Wilson “shows that countries like Chile and cities like Amsterdam, which builds exercise into its urban design and takes a citywide multigenerational approach to eating better and eating together, are pointing the way toward the kind of change we need.”
Wilson also “shows that such policies aren’t necessarily new: 18th-century France, in a kind of broken-windows approach to enforcing good food, had a policy of policing bread, since bad bread was a sign of social breakdown,” said Hummer.
The critic added: “Wilson’s concluding chapters are concerned with repairing our broken connection to food.”