The Rough Guide to Food

A broading-ranging book from the trusted Rough Guide brand that provides informed answers to food-related questions, from the pros and cons of provenance to the future of food.

The Rough Guide to Food

In turn both useful and fascinating, The Rough Guide to Food faces murky and often controversial topics head on. Questions nice people like you were afraid to ask, such as ‘Is organic food really better?’  and  ‘What are realistic alternatives to the convenience of the supermarket?’ are answered in the Rough Guide’s usual clear-headed, frank manner that avoids succumbing to tabloid-style sensationalism.

Broken down into five parts: The food chain (farming, fish, food processing, organic); Global food; (food miles, Fairtrade, GM) How we eat (culture, what is healthy); Real choices (supermarkets, growing your own) and a listings directory, this book is as much an enlightening read that can be dipped into at leisure as it is a succinct reference book full of practical tips like which fish are sustainable and how to care for chickens.

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