Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry

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Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry

Appetite for Change How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry In this engaging inquiry originally published in and now fully updated for the twenty first century Warren J Belasco considers the rise of the countercuisine in the s the subsequent succes

  • Title: Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry
  • Author: Warren Belasco
  • ISBN: 9780801473296
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this engaging inquiry, originally published in 1989 and now fully updated for the twenty first century, Warren J Belasco considers the rise of the countercuisine in the 1960s, the subsequent success of mainstream businesses in turning granola, herbal tea, and other revolutionary foodstuffs into profitable products the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets andIn this engaging inquiry, originally published in 1989 and now fully updated for the twenty first century, Warren J Belasco considers the rise of the countercuisine in the 1960s, the subsequent success of mainstream businesses in turning granola, herbal tea, and other revolutionary foodstuffs into profitable products the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets and the increasing availability of organic foods.From reviews of the previous edition Although Red Zinger never became our national drink, food and eating changed in America as a result of the social revolution of the 1960s According to Warren Belasco, there was political ferment at the dinner table as well as in the streets In this lively and intelligent mixture of narrative history and cultural analysis, Belasco argues that middle class America eats differently today than in the 1950 because of the way the counterculture raised the national consciousness about food Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Nation This book documents not only how cultural rebels created a new set of foodways, brown rice and all, but also how American capitalists commercialized these innovations to their own economic advantage Along the way, the author discusses the significant relationship between the rise of a countercuisine and feminism, environmentalism, organic agriculture, health consciousness, the popularity of ethnic cuisine, radical economic theory, granola bars, and Natural Lite Beer Never has history been such a good read The Digest A Review for the Interdisciplinary Study of Food Now comes an examination of the sweeping change in American eating habits ushered in by hippiedom in rebellion against middle class America Appetite for Change tells how the food industry co opted the health food craze, discussing such hip capitalists as the founder of Celestial Seasonings teas the rise of health food cookbooks how ethnic cuisine came to enjoy new popularity and how watchdog agencies like the FDA served, arguably, often as sleeping dogs than as vigilant ones Publishers Weekly A challenging and sparkling book In Belasco s analysis, the ideology of an alternative cuisine was the most radical thrust of the entire counterculture and the one carrying the most realistic and urgently necessary blueprint for structural social change Food and Foodways Here is meat, or perhaps miso, for those who want an overview of the social and economic forces behind the changes in our food supply This is a thought provoking and pioneering examination of recent events that are still very much part of the present Tufts University Diet and Nutrition Letter

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    1. Michael on said:

      I selected this book as yet another in a short line (very short) of food-related texts I occasionally check out with the faintest hope of informing better dietary choices (shall we say, it’s a rather slow season for us architects – even to the alarming degree that I now do much of the family grocery shopping… fortunately armed with excruciatingly detailed lists authored by the wife). Well written overall, the historical aspect of this story is very interesting. Belasco traces the “counte [...]

    2. Emily on said:

      I'm excited to be taking US Food History this semester with Warren Belasco, so this was his first assigned text. In Appetite for Change he traces the emergence of the countercuisine, as well as the reactions to and context of it, before discussing how its concepts were eventually mainstreamed. It is very interesting to read it at this particular time as so many of the elements appear in the current alternative food movement, but not just the elements of the countercuisine, but also characteristi [...]

    3. Jonathan Kauffman on said:

      A combination of academic history and cultural criticism, Warren Belasco's seminal work has been quoted in every single book and dissertation about the natural foods movement since its first publication.

    4. Robert Hudder on said:

      It is good coverage and echoed everything that happened within my lifetime, the early days of the Killaloe/Wilno commune that rose and fell, the rise of Stephano's and the healthier food movement. I should have written it up as a blog post but with moving and everything, time got away.I may have to get this one out again but it is quite cool to see how the whole California thing was mirrored really closely with what was happening in the Ottawa Valley.

    5. Tracy on said:

      Way cheaper than therapy for my years spent working in the natural foods industry. Warren Belasco will always have my gratitude for that. (Also, it would have been pretty great even without the section acknowledging how working in natural food is thankless and underpaid and inflicting of all sorts of psychic scars.)

    6. Cara on said:

      Interesting historical look at how counterculture food became mainstreamed.

    7. Ennis_Tennyone on said:

      Great - remember to get this back out and look up some of the cookbooks, etc. mentioned.

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