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Title Fear of Food : a History of Why We Worry about What We Eat / Harvey Levenstein.
Author Levenstein, Harvey A., 1938-
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 218 pages) : illustrations
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Germophobia -- Milk: "the most valuable and dangerous food" -- Autointoxication and its discontents -- Bacteria and beef -- "Lucrezia Borgias in the kitchen" -- Vitamania and its deficiencies -- "Hidden hunger" stalks the land -- Natural foods in Shangri-la -- Lipophobia -- Creating a national eating disorder.
Summary There may be no greater source of anxiety for Americans today than the question of what to eat and drink. Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs? Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides, additives, and processed foods kill me? Here with some very rare and very welcome advice is food historian Harvey Levenstein: Stop worrying!In Fear of Food Levenstein reveals the people and interests who have created and exploited these worries, causing an extraordinary number of Americans to allow fear to trump pleasure in dictating their food choices.
Note Print version record.
Subject Food -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Nutrition -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Diet -- United States.
Food preferences -- United States.
Eating disorders -- United States.
Phobias -- United States.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Food Content Guides.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Nutrition.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Nutrition.
MEDICAL -- Nutrition.
Diet. (OCoLC)fst00893284
Eating disorders. (OCoLC)fst00901199
Food preferences. (OCoLC)fst00930981
Food -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930581
Nutrition -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01042226
Phobias. (OCoLC)fst01061189
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Levenstein, Harvey A., 1938- Fear of food. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012 9780226473741 (DLC) 2011035700 (OCoLC)755080488
ISBN 9780226473734 (electronic bk.)
0226473732 (electronic bk.)

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