by Joanna Blythman - £11.99 Harper Collins (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780007219940 | ISBN 10: 0007219946
What is it about the British and food? We just don't get it, do we?
Welcome to the country where recipe books feature constantly in bestseller lists but where people spend more time watching celebrity chefs cooking on TV than doing any cooking themselves, the country where a dinner table is becoming an optional item of furniture. Welcome to the nation that is obsessed with the safety and provenance of food, but which resents paying for quality, the country drowning in healthy eating advice that consumes more junk than the rest of Europe put together. Welcome to the properous land where school children are served worse food than the poorest kids in South African townships, the G8 state where even the Prime Minister won't eat broccoli.
Award-winning investigative food journalist Joanna Blythman, author of Shopped and The Food We Eat, takes us on a fresh, provocative and often funny journey throught Britain's contemporary food landscpae - populated by industry lobbylists, chanting self-serving mantras, spineless politicians, food hygiene zealots, processed food corporations posing as liberators of women and 'New You' food gurus - to uncover the deeply engrained attitudes and practices that feed the nation's growing food illiteracy.
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