An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 12, 2012 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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A leading economist, “who may very well turn out to be this decade’s Thomas Friedman” (Wall Street Journal), illuminates the state of American food today

Tyler Cowen, one of the most influential economists of the last decade, wants you to know that just about everything you’ve heard about how to get good food is wrong. Drawing on a provocative range of examples from around the globe, Cowen reveals why airplane food is bad, but airport food is improving, why restaurants full of happy, attractive people usually serve mediocre meals, and why American food has improved as Americans drink more wine. At a time when obesity is on the rise and forty-four million Americans receive food stamps, An Economist Gets Lunch will revolutionize the way we eat today—and show us how we’re going to feed the world tomorrow.

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User Review  - BLehner - LibraryThing

What the cover of the book already implies is certainly not all that economist and food blogger Tyler Cowen broaches in An Economist Gets Lunch. Of course grabbing himself lunch is part of it, but he ... Read full review

An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies

User Review  - Susan Hurst - Book Verdict

Part In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto and part Roadfood, this is a culinary coming-out party for Cowen (economics, George Mason Univ.), who up to now has been known for more standard economic ... Read full review


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 Tyler Cowen is professor of economics at George Mason University. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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