Weighing In

Julie Guthman’s book Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism marks a paradigm shift in our approach to the “problem” of obesity and related topics like farm policy, the “alternative” food system, and food-centered social justice movements. Guthman takes on the mainstream foodie media and writers like Michael Pollan, who, she argues, … Continue reading Weighing In

Exotic Appetites

In Exotic Appetites, philosopher Lisa Heldke reflects on her behavior as a “food adventurer” and interrogates her fascination with the foods from foreign places. She considers this behavior, which in her experience is most often perpetrated by fellow white, Western folks in search of “novelty” and “authenticity” in an effort to make their diets more … Continue reading Exotic Appetites