Food snobbery is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, says economist, preeminent social commentator, and maverick dining guide blogger Tyler Cowen. Americans are becoming angry that our agricultural practices have led to global warming-but while food snobs are right that local food tastes better, they're wrong that it is better for the environment, and they are wrong that cheap food is bad food. The food world needs to know that you don't have to spend more to eat healthy, green, exciting meals. At last, some good news from an economist!
Tyler Cowen discusses everything from slow food to fast food, from agriculture to gourmet culture, from modernist cuisine to how to pick the best street vendor. He shows why airplane food is bad but airport food is good; why restaurants full of happy, attractive people serve mediocre meals; and why American food has improved as Americans drink more wine. And most important of all, he shows how to get good, cheap eats just about anywhere.
Just as The Great Stagnation was Cowen's response to all the fashionable thinking about the economic crisis, An Economist Gets Lunch is his response to all the fashionable thinking about food. Provocative, incisive, and as enjoyable as a juicy, grass-fed burger, it will influence what you'll choose to eat today and how we're going to feed the world tomorrow.
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Table of Contents
1 On the Eve of the Revolution 1
2 How American Food Got Bad 17
3 Revolutionizing the Supermarket Experience 39
4 The Rules for Finding a Good Place to Eat 57
5 Barbecue: The Greatest Slow Food of All 85
6 The Asian Elephant in the Room 113
7 Another Agricultural Revolution, Now 141
8 Eating Your Way to a Greener Planet 167
9 Why Does Mexican Food Taste Different in Mexico? 187
10 The Finding Great Food Anywhere Encyclopedia 211
11 The Stuff and Values of Cooking at Home 243
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