Food in the USA

Food in the USA

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From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul food; the anorexia epidemic; the omnipotence of Coca-Cola; and the invention of Thanksgiving. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we Americans are what we eat.McDonalda#39;s has not been entirely passive, as demonstrated by its successful promotion of American-style birthday parties. Some try ... Ray Kroc, the legendary founder of McDonalda#39;s, was once asked if he had actually scrubbed out toilets during the early years of his franchise: aquot;Youa#39;re damn right I did, aquot; he shot back, aquot; and Ia#39;d clean one today if it needed it.aquot; In a 1993 ... The hallmark of the American fast-food business is the displacement of labor costs from the corporation to consumers.

Title:Food in the USA
Author:Carole Counihan
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002


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