Looking at the philosophical issues raised by food this short and accessible book questions the place food should have in our individual lives. It shows how traditional philosophy and its classic texts can illuminate an everyday subject.
Historically, few topics have attracted as much scholarly, professional, or popular attention as food and eating—as one might expect, considering the fundamental role of food in basic human survival. Almost daily, a new food documentary, cooking show, diet program, food guru, or eating movement arises to challenge yesterday’s dietary truths and the ways we think about dining. This work brings together voices from a wide range of disciplines, providing a fascinating feast of scholarly perspectives on food and eating practices, contemporary and historic, local and global. Nineteen essays cover a vast array of food-related topics, including the ever-increasing problems of agricultural globalization, the contemporary mass-marketing of a formerly grassroots movement for organic food production, the Food Network’s successful mediation of social class, the widely popular phenomenon of professional competitive eating and current trends in “culinary tourism” and fast food advertising. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Food for Thought offers comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives, and helps them support a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Food for Thought offers wise and comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives. Each day's reading in the best-selling classic--the first Hazelden meditation book to address the needs of overeaters--supports a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.Read daily by millions, Hazelden meditation books have set the standard for quality and popularity. Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Food for Thought provides enduring wisdom, reassurance, and strength.
Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing.
A reissue of a classic South African cookbook, which is at the same time a book of profound wisdom and great delight. Martin Versveld was a man of many parts and philosopher of renown and, in this work he provides stimulation and, quite literally, food for thought. If it offers new insights into what may be termed the "semiotics of gastronomy", it also transcends our customary systems of thought to become an inquiry into human values.
A wicked queen orders the palace cook to kill her grandchildren and serve them up for dinner—"in a sauce Robert." But as any good cook knows, this sauce is properly served with game, not domestic animals. Does the ogress transgress? Perhaps, but the cook breaks the rules as well. Deceiving his mistress, he rescues the children and instead serves goat and lamb. In this provocative volume, Louis Marin treats a subject to which some of the most exciting literary criticism has been devoted: the body as represented in text and image. From fairy tales to biblical narrative, from the divine body in the eucharist to the body of Louis XIV as described in his physicians' journals, Marin focuses on the peculiar relationship between verbal and oral functions—speaking and eating, boasting and gluttony, lying and cannibalism. Drawing on the methodologies of semiology, philosophy of language, and literary and art criticism, Marin explores works by Rabelais, La Fontaine, Perrault, and the Logic of Port-Royal. Throughout, he is concerned with the conceptualization of desire and pleasure, justice and force, natural violence and political power—and questions their ideological as well as their symbolic bases.
This book is a compilation of my thoughts and feelings that I have been posting on my blog, dude1323.blogspot.com. I was inspired to begin writing it by a friend online (Njang28612). Happy birthday (gift still pending). I have had many great experiences, some welcome, some not so much. A few friendships and closer bonds, won and lost, these pages are about them and how they made me who I am. May this book enrich your life, how you relate to others, and any situation you may find yourself in. Prince Tippy A Madison, Wisconsin resident, still going . . .