First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Paperback)

How We Learn to Eat

By Bee Wilson

Basic Books, 9780465094127, 360pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

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“Food scholar Wilson explores not only how our food habits are shaped and the origins of our tastes, but also the problems we have with our present diet and how we can change our palates to lead healthier lives. Entertaining, informative, and packed with food wisdom, First Bite belongs on the shelves of food lovers, history buffs, and all fans of good writing.”
— Linda Bond (E), Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
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Description

In First Bite, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists and neuroscientists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. Taking the reader on a journey across the globe, Wilson introduces us to people who can only eat foods of a certain color, an anosmia sufferer who has no memory of the flavor of her mother's cooking, and researchers who have pioneered new ways to persuade children to try new vegetables. An exploration of the surprising origins of our tastes, First Bite shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.


About the Author

Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian, and author. The author of numerous books, including Consider the Fork, Wilson lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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