You and i eat the same book

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you and i eat the same book

Book Review: You and I Eat the Same - Food - The Austin Chronicle

Most cookie-cutter travel shows center on the prevailing sense that wherever you are in the world, food is a pillar of familiarity and togetherness. But You and I Eat the Same takes the idea of cultural unity, puts it in its crosshairs, and delivers a laser-accurate shot of urgency. While the book doesn't shove the political implications of an all-embracing mindset down your throat, it doesn't shy away from it either. Author and editor Chris Ying stitches together a memorable anthology of stories and essays with the goal of delivering a simple message: Humanity is on top of its game when it's inclusive, and exhibit A is our culinary history. Even the cover of the book resembles some sort of late-Seventies food-centric orgy where every culture is accurately represented, drawn in the style of a community center mural. It's a hopeful worldview for dark times, and a reminder that chefs are at the front lines for this sort of optimism. Ying starts off by introducing easily digestible historical anecdotes in "Everybody Wraps Meat in Flatbread," then delves into more scientific writing in "Your Fire and My Fire Burn the Same," but the real memorable stuff lies in the compelling success stories of immigrants and refugees.
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You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (Volume 1)

View Full Size Image. Hear, hear! A gentle manifesto. It argues that cuisine is a shared global, collective human endeavor enhanced by the sharing of ideas, people, and ingredients. Food is essential in bringing us together.

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Chris Ying is one of the founders of the food magazine Lucky Peach , and is the editor of an essay collection called, You and I Eat the Same. The subtitle of the book explains that the writings within consider the countless ways food and cooking connect us to one another. So Francis Lam asked Ying to come on the show to talk about it. Chris Ying: Well, you and I don't eat the same. That's the truth of the matter.

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  1. Aczoggetib1964 says:

    You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us Winner, IACP Award for Best Book of the Year in Food Matters Named.

  2. Samuel L. says:

    Editorial Reviews. Review. “These essays—by an all-star lineup of writers are concrete and Similar books to You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (MAD Dispatches, Volume 1).

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