It took several tries to get into this listen - the narrator is beyond dreadful! Speeding up the audio as another reviewer suggested helped a little, as was spending a day clearing brush from an acre of land - something so mindless that any audio was better than listening to the locusts and the flies buzz.
I like history and I am very interested in food and nutrition, yet the minutia of this book is too much for me, I feel as if the author is trying to bury me in it. I found skimming by fast forwarding 10-20 minutes here and there to be helpful.
The story improved a great deal once we got to the 20th century, perhaps it is because I can better relate to what the author is describing as far as how we think about food and nutrition, how we came to shop as we do, and our considerations about food production.
I just reread the description of the book thinking I must have misread the summary the first time. Hmm, no. I just don't find the book to be as described and cannot recommend the book as is.
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