The Omnivorous Mind by John S. Allen
Our Evolving Relationship with Food

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In the end, Mr. Allen admirably conveys that our varied taste is both what makes us human and what marks each of us as an individual.
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In this gustatory tour of human history, Allen suggests that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into our cultural and biological heritage. Beginning with the diets of our earliest ancestors, he explores eating’s role in our evolving brain before considering our contemporary dinner plates and the preoccupations of foodies.
 

About John S. Allen

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John S. Allen is a Research Scientist at Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center and the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California. Author's Home: Nicholasville, KY
 
Published May 30, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 328 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Leo Coleman on May 20 2012

In the end, Mr. Allen admirably conveys that our varied taste is both what makes us human and what marks each of us as an individual.

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