Food Science
The Agency of Eating: Mediation, Food and the Body
The Agency of Eating
Mediation, Food and the Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 1472598547

Deciding what to eat and how to eat it are two of the most basic acts of everyday life. Yet every choice also implies a value judgement: 'good' foods versus 'bad', 'proper' and 'improper' ways of eating, and 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' bodies. These food decisions are influenced by a range of social, political and economic bioauthorities, and mediated through the individual 'eating body'. This book is unique in the cultural politics of food in its exploration of a range of such bioauthorities and in its examination of the interplay between them and the individual eating body. No matter whether they are accepted or resisted, our eating practices and preferences are shaped by, and shape, these agencies.

Abbots places the body, materiality and the non-human at the heart of her analysis, interrogating not only how the individual's embodied eating practices incorporate and reject the bioauthorities of food, but also how such authorities are created by the individual act of eating. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from across the globe, The Agency of Eating provides an important analysis of the power dynamics at play in the contemporary food system and the ways in which agency is expressed and bounded. This book will be of great benefit to any with an interest in food studies, anthropology, sociology and human geography.

Agri-Food Management
Agri-Food Management
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682860477

Effective management strategies are highly important for agricultural produce to reach consumers via proper channels. This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of agri-food management and its utmost significance in modern times. It evaluates the current practices of agri-food firm management and marketing, organization of agri-food chains, agri-food policy, etc. It is an excellent resource guide for experts and students who are actively engaged in food technology, agri-business management and allied fields. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this book will help the readers understand the modern concepts of the subject.

Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing
Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1782625186

Addressing alternatives to conventional food processing that have reduced energy requirements or solvent use, this second edition includes recent developments such as infrared food processing to improve food safety; pulsed electric field processing; and plasma processing. The book outlines current green technologies available to the food industry, their principles and applications, the degree to which they are already used commercially and the developments needed to further extend their use. This is an important book for researchers and industrialists working in green chemistry or food production.

Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product Ipm
Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product Ipm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792379764

Insects associated with raw grain and processed food cause qualitative and quantitative losses. Preventing these losses caused by stored-product insects is essential from the farmer's field to the consumer's table. While traditional pesticides play a significant role in stored-product integrated pest management (IPM), there has recently been, and will continue to be, a greater emphasis on alternative approaches. Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product IPM details the most promising methods, ranging from extreme temperatures to the controversial radiation, and from insect-resistant packaging to pathogens. This collection is essential for anyone in academia, industry, or government interested in pest ecology or food or grain science.

Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product Ipm
Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product Ipm
Paperback      ISBN: 1461369568

Insects associated with raw grain and processed food cause qualitative and quantitative losses. Preventing these losses caused by stored-product insects is essential from the farmer's field to the consumer's table. While traditional pesticides play a significant role in stored-product integrated pest management (IPM), there has recently been, and will continue to be, a greater emphasis on alternative approaches. Alternatives to Pesticides in Stored-Product IPM details the most promising methods, ranging from extreme temperatures to the controversial radiation, and from insect-resistant packaging to pathogens. This collection is essential for anyone in academia, industry, or government interested in pest ecology or food or grain science.

American Food Habits in Historical Perspective
American Food Habits in Historical Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0275953319

Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and analyzed: mainstream cuisine, regional cooking, regional phenomena (including ethnic foods), and Pop foods. The overview concludes with the finding that, despite delightful differences, there are striking similarities in food habits across time and cultures. By providing increased insights and understanding of contemporary American eating patterns, this book will be a substantive addition to existing texts.

American Food Habits in Historical Perspective
American Food Habits in Historical Perspective
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275946010

Using dietary information and other pertinent facts, the author assesses the nutritional status of Americans during each historical period. Special emphasis is given to American dietary patterns from the landfall of Columbus to the colonial period, the revolutionary period, the New Republic, and the 20th century. Four categories of American food are identified and analyzed: mainstream cuisine, regional cooking, regional phenomena (including ethnic foods), and Pop foods. The overview concludes with the finding that, despite delightful differences, there are striking similarities in food habits across time and cultures. By providing increased insights and understanding of contemporary American eating patterns, this book will be a substantive addition to existing texts.

Analysis of Variance for Sensory Data
Analysis of Variance for Sensory Data
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471967505

Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a statistical technique used in a number of chemical areas including the food industry. This handbook presents a guide to the uses of the technique of ANOVA applied to sensory analysis. It stresses the practical implications of the topic rather than the theoretical background. This is important since ANOVA is a complex statistical technique which can be misunderstood and misused by sensory analysts. Typical problems from sensory analysis are used as examples. It presents ANOVA from a practical point of view and does not require a high level of statistics.

The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating
The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food
Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1615194606
Just say no to nutri-nonsense

Why is Chef Anthony Warner so angry? Two words: pseudoscience bullshit. Lies about nutrition are repeated everywhere--in newspaper headlines, on celebrity blogs, even by our well-meaning friends and family. Bad science is no reason to give up good food (we miss you, bread) It's high time to distinguish fact from crap.

As the Angry Chef, Warner skewers common food myths that range from questionable ("coconut oil is a weight-loss miracle") to patently dangerous ("autism is caused by toxins"). He also cuts down a host of fad diets--including the paleo diet and the infamous detox.

Warner goes on to explain why we're so easily misled: It has a lot to do with our instinctive craving for simple explanations and straightforward rules. With help from "Science Columbo," he pares away poisonous rhetoric and serves up the delicious, nuanced truth (with a side of saucy humor). Bon app tit
Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture
Anything That Moves
Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 1594632871
The popular New Yorker writer combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain.

Dana Goodyear's narrative debut is a highly entertaining, revelatory look into the raucous, strange, fascinatingly complex world of contemporary American food culture. At once an uproarious behind-the-scenes adventure and a serious attempt to understand the implications of an emergent new cuisine, it introduces a cast of compelling and unexpected characters--from Los Angeles Times critic Jonathan Gold, to a high-end Las Vegas purveyor of rare and exotic ingredients, to the traffickers and promoters of raw milk and other forbidden products, to the hottest chefs who rely on them--all of whom, along with today's diners, are changing the face of American eating.

Ultimately, Goodyear looks at what we eat, and tells us who we are. As she places all of this within a vivid historical and cultural framework, she shows how these gathering culinary trends may eventually shape the way all Americans dine. What emerges is a picture of America at a moment of transition, designing the future as it reimagines the past.