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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrgan - LibraryThing
Written with the breathless passion of a blog post, this book would be frustratingly opinionated… if I didn't happen to agree with everything in it. Read full review
AN ECONOMIST GETS LUNCH: New Rules for Everyday FoodiesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Food and economics meet in this entertainment by celebrity economist Cowen (The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel ... Read full review