Mark Bittman who writes the column for the NY Times "the Minimalist" delivers an eye-opening look at America's eating habits. About half of the book details the back ground of over-consumption and the other half has great recipes for even the most amateur cook. Well worth the time spent reading and cooking.
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating has many insightful and thought provoking statistics, which makes you think a little bit more on what you eat. Does food really have that BIG of an impact on our lives and the planet?, according to Mark Bittman it does. I felt this book had good backbone, structure and information but I lost interest quite fast. The book is mainly geared towards livestock, and the meat industry and how that is the main contributing factor to where we are today and the problems we as a society have with food today. The author throws in a little bit of other statistics and then end with half a book of recipes. I did not think it was terrible book, just not what I was expecting.