An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
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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Review: An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday FoodiesUser Review - Katherine - Goodreads
This was an enjoyable and engaging non-fiction read. I was surprised at how casual it was, too (I guess I thought "written by an economist" meant it was required to have at least some equations and ... Read full review
Review: An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday FoodiesUser Review - David R. - Goodreads
This book really only ended up reminding me why I don't prefer the company of "foodies" (at meal time at least). Cowen lives the high life and attempts to give an economic rule-based gloss to his ... Read full review
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