Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Cooking - 815 pages

In the last half century, junk food and fast food have come to play an extremely important role in American economic, historical, cultural, and social life. Today, they have a major influence on what Americans eat—and how healthy we are (or aren't). Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat tells the intriguing, fun, and incredible stories behind the successes of these commercial food products and documents the numerous health-related, environmental, cultural, and politico-economic issues associated with them.

With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, this two-volume encyclopedia contains enough listings to allow readers to research a wide range of fascinating topics. The author treats the massive amount of subject material within this reference title in a fair and balanced manner. A secondary focus of this encyclopedia is to chart the spread of some American fast food chains and commercially produced junk foods internationally.


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Smith, author of such food-related books asPeanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea (Univ. of Illinois Pr., 2002) and editor in chief of theOxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America ... Read full review

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Andrew F. Smith teaches food studies and professional food writing at the New School University, New York, NY.

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