Clearly the title of this book, The American Way of Eating, doesn't seem like it fits with the Italian-theme here at Fare La Scarpetta. But being that we are obsessed with good eats, specifically Italian or Italian-American ones, we should also be obsessed with where our food comes from.
In this book of investigative journalism, McMillan goes undercover picking food in California's fields and then working at both Walmart and Applebee's. Through her personal story, the stories of those around her and her extensive research, she gives readers insight into the state of our food from when it is growing, processed and served, while considering the human impact on the workers (labor and health issues) every step of the way. She writes:
Hell, if she pissed off Rush Limbaugh, she must be onto something.
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