We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we need to relearn the food experiences that first shaped us. Eating is not something we are born knowing how to do. We learn it as children, sitting at the kitchen table, being fed. It is there that we develop our passions and our disgusts, our ideas about which flavours go with what and how big a portion is. Growing up, we define ourselves through our tastes. 'THE CHILD AT THE TABLE: Where our Food Habits Start & How They Can Change' draws on current research from both neuroscience and psychology, and the author's experience parenting three children and visiting numerous school canteens, as well as talking to dieticians, biologists and consumer researchers, to look at where our food habits come from; and what it would really take to change them for the better. The food we consume over the course of a day - a week - a lifetime - depends on countless glancing choices, most of which are based on preference. And these preferences, in turn, are largely formed by the way we first learn to feed ourselves in childhood. Of all our behaviours, eating is one of the most habitual and repetitive and one of the least susceptible to cognitive reasoning. This book shows that for our diets to change, as well as educating ourselves about nutrition, we need to relearn the food experiences that first shaped us.
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'I love Bee Wilson's writing' Nigella Lawson 'Her authority is complete, her scholarship lightly worn and her writing terrific' Paul Levy Praise for 'Consider the Fork': 'Everything in Bee Wilson's pithy book brings you back to the kitchen ... Wilson's chronicle ... is socially astute and funny' Jane Kramer, The New Yorker 'This [is a] sparkling ... fascinating and entertaining book ... In considering the fork, in short, [Wilson] forces us to reconsider ourselves' The Sunday Times 'The curious history of kitchen utensils and their changing forms makes for a book to savour ... Engrossing ... you will never look at a kitchen knife in the same way again' Diane Purkiss, The Independent 'Beautifully written and researched with interesting analysis' Catherine Phipps, Guardian UK Word of Mouth Blog, Best Food Books of the Year 2012 'Substantial and entertaining ... Bee Wilson belongs to a rare breed: the academic who can write. This book is dense with research, all of it rendered highly palatable ... The history comes in delicious nuggets of the kind that one immediately wants to pass around in conversation' Mail on Sunday '[Wilson's] new book on kitchen tools and gadgets is full of treasures to savour. There is Hitler's use of the one-pot meal as an ideological tool, to put alongside roast beef's historic role as a totem of British exceptionalism.' London Evening Standard 'One part science, one part history, and a generous dash of fun, Wilson's surprise-filled take on cooking implements makes one marvel at the dining rituals we all take for granted' Good HousekeepingAbout the Author:
Bee is an award-winning food writer, reviewer and journalist, currently author of 'The Kitchen Thinker' food column for The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine (for which she has been named food journalist of the year three times by the Guild of Food Writers). She is the author of four previous books, most notably THE HIVE (John Murray), SWINDLED (John Murray) and CONSIDER THE FORK, published by Particular Books/Penguin Press and by Basic Books/Perseus in the US. Before she became a food writer, she was a Research Fellow in the History of ideas at St John's College Cambridge. Many years ago, she was a Masterchef semi-finalist. She is married with three children and lives in Cambridge.
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Book Description 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 217mm x 136mm x. Paperback. Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year 2016 We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we need to rele.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 432 pages. 0.462. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007549702
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13.6 x 21.7 cm. Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year 2016We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we need to relearn the food experiences that first shaped us. Everyone starts drinking milk. After that it's all up for [Url removed]re not born knowing what to eat; we each have to figure it out for ourselves. From childhood onwards, we learn how big a portion is and how sweet is too sweet. We learn to love broccoli ? or not. But how does this happen? What are the origins of taste? And once we acquire our food habits, can we ever change them for the better?In First Bite, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists and nutritionists to reveal how our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. She looks at the effects siblings can have on eating choices and the social pressures to eat according to sex. Bee introduces us to people who can only eat food of a certain colour; toddlers who will eat nothing but hot dogs; doctors who have found radical new ways to help children eat vegetables. First Bite also looks at how people eat in different parts of the world: we see how grandparents in China overfeed their grandchildren, and how Japan came to adopt such a healthy diet (it wasn't always so).The way we learn to eat holds the key to why food has gone so disastrously wrong for so many people. But Bee Wilson also shows that both adults and children have immense potential for learning new, healthy eating habits. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our taste and eating habits, First Bite explains how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-41036921
Book Description 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 217mm x 136mm x. Paperback. Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year 2016 We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 432 pages. 0.462. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007549702
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007549709