This fascinating and revealing work examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food―how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming effect on our country's state of health.
· More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy
· A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food
· A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites
· A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia
· A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series
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Americans love to eat. We enjoy everything from home-cooked meals made with traditional family recipes, to eating out at restaurants to sampling different cuisines from around the world. But it's the mass-produced fast food and junk food we consume—Big Macs, delivery pizza, Coca-Cola, Doritos, M&Ms, and Twinkies—that have become embedded in every aspect of our common culture.About the Author:
Andrew F. Smith teaches food studies and professional food writing at the New School University, New York, NY.
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