You Aren’t What You Eat

17 Oct

“[T]he prevailing interest in food ‘represents a kind of perversity or decadence, an inward-turning dissipation of psychic and intellectual resources,’ adding that society now places more faith in what cooks say on how to live than in what politicians and clergy have to say on the matter.”

From the Wall Street Journal

A new book from Stephen Poole, “You Aren’t What You Eat,” critiques our modern obsession with food. The WSJ review critiques the critique.  I would critique the critique of the critique, but 1) I haven’t read the book; 2) I don’t actually plan to read the book; and 3) being a food douche, it’s hard to disagree with the premises that Americans are obsessed with food and that that is a sign of some kind of disorder.


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