For fans of Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman, Josh Schonwald delivers a fascinating investigation into the trends and technologies that are transforming the world of food before our very eyes—from Alice Waters's micro farm to nanotechnology and beyond. Building upon the knowledge base we have gained from such books as The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Schonwald takes our contemporary conversation about food a step further, debunking myths, clarifying controversies (such as the current storm over GMOs, or genetically modified organisms), and exploring the wild possibilities that food science and chemical engineering are making realities today—from food pills to new species of scratch-built fish.
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Luckily for readers, all this food exploration is divided into manageable and palate-pleasing bites.Read Full Review of The Taste of Tomorrow
The Taste of Tomorrow is a novel idea, yet fatally misses the fundamental spice of the food contemplation genre: development of sophisticated discourse on food politics – the inevitable roles that governments, multinational corporations, environmentalists, mono-culture agribusinesses, local communities and consumers should, do and will play in the future of our foods.Read Full Review of The Taste of Tomorrow
Sometimes the book goes a little too deep into the subject matter but I never found it exactly boring, just sometimes wasn’t sure I needed to know all this. TRead Full Review of The Taste of Tomorrow
Much of the book’s storytelling was interesting and indeed there was some time devoted to the benefits of eating local and organic (ubiquitous nod to Alice Waters). However great these benefits are, this was usually followed with a line like “…this is great for foodies but you can’t feed the world this way.” Argh.Read Full Review of The Taste of Tomorrow
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