Sociologist and ethnographer Priya Fielding-Singh brings us into the kitchens of dozens of families from varied educational, economic, and ethnoracial backgrounds to explore how—and why—we eat the way we do.
Fielding-Singh draws on years of meticulous field research, statistics and her own experience as a mother and biracial South Asian American woman to detail the constraints and challenges all mothers face in providing healthy, nourishing and enjoyable meals for their children and families ... weaves lyrical storytelling and fascinating research into a compelling narrative that shows the devastating impact — physical, emotional and economic — our industrial food system has not just on the 'other half,' but upon us all.
... enlightening ... The author’s deeply empathetic approach allows her to personalize the copious data on nutritional and health disparities she cites. The result is a devastating portrait of 'the scarcity, uncertainty, and anxiety that permeates so much of the American dietary experience.'