Friday, March 14, 2008

Review: A Short History of the American Stomach by Frederick Kaufman

My review of book 28 of 52, Frederick Kaufman's A Short History of the American Stomach ran in the St. Pete Times on March 9. A sample:

"From that starting point, you would expect a runup to today's culture of the Food Network and diet books on every corner, but Kaufman meanders his way to the present without hitting a lot of major milestones. He goes on ad nauseam about Puritan vomiting habits but spends a scant few pages on kosher foods, and even fewer on why people choose to be vegetarian. He writes about oyster genetics and Emeril, but little about why so many Americans eat themselves to death and others starve themselves."

Read the complete review here.

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