Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, Dec 31, 2011 - Cooking - 815 pages
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In the last half century, junk food and fast food have come to play an extremely important role in American economic, historical, cultural, and social life. Today, they have a major influence on what Americans eat—and how healthy we are (or aren't). Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat tells the intriguing, fun, and incredible stories behind the successes of these commercial food products and documents the numerous health-related, environmental, cultural, and politico-economic issues associated with them.

With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, this two-volume encyclopedia contains enough listings to allow readers to research a wide range of fascinating topics. The author treats the massive amount of subject material within this reference title in a fair and balanced manner. A secondary focus of this encyclopedia is to chart the spread of some American fast food chains and commercially produced junk foods internationally.

 

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Contents

VOLUME 2
iii
Glossary
763
Selected Bibliography
773

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About the author (2011)

Andrew F. Smith teaches food studies and professional food writing at the New School University, New York, NY.

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