Reference Shelf: The Business of Food
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The business of food covers the complexity of the production and consumption of food, in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Topics include the growth of organics and local farm movements, which have provided Americans with an alternative food chain to the big food business industry. Readers will enjoy reports on the development of food and media, covering some of the most popular chefs and shows on television, beginning with the celebrity of Julia Child. A chapter on the art of food writing offers articles by writers who see the written word as important as quality food. Also covered is one of the most challenging business ventures— the restaurant. The Business of Food reveals the broad array of issues and stories in how we understand food industry today.