Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives

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Random House, Jan 31, 2013 - Social Science - 400 pages

*According to the Trussell Trust, food bank use between April and Sept 2018 was up 13% on the same period in 2017.*

*Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food end up in landfill.*

Why is this the case and what can we do about it?

The relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our everyday lives. Food shapes cities and through them it moulds us - along with the countryside that feeds us. Yet few of us are conscious of the process and we rarely stop to wonder how food reaches our plates.

Hungry City examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals that we have yet to resolve a centuries-old dilemma - one which holds the key to a host of current problems, from obesity and the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, to the destruction of the natural world.

Original, inspiring and written with infectious enthusiasm and belief, Hungry City illuminates an issue that is fundamental to us all.

 

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Contents

Supplying the City
53
Market and Supermarket
103
The Kitchen
153
A Table
205
Wmte 147
247
Notes
325
Bibliography 349
349
Acknowledgements
362
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About the author (2013)

Carolyn Steel is an architect, lecturer and writer. Since training at Cambridge, she has combined architectural practice with teaching and research into the everyday lives of cities, running design studios at the LSE, Metropolitan University and at Cambridge, where her lecture course 'Food and the City' is an established part of the degree programme. As well as being a director of Cullum and Nightingale Architects, she was a Rome scholar, has written for the architectural press, and has presented on the BBC's One Foot in the Past.

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