Why Working in Food Sucks from 10 Must-Read Books for Home Cooks This Summer Slideshow

10 Must-Read Books for Home Cooks This Summer Slideshow

Jane Bruce
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Why Working in Food Sucks

From working at a peach grower, a garlic grower, and a grape grower in the fields of California to slogging through nightshifts at Walmart in the outskirts of Detroit, Tracie McMillan has followed the path that food takes to get to our forks and mouths, literally. Her first-person account of her adventures, The American Way of Eating, is gritty undercover investigative reporting at its best and most riveting. McMillan goes beyond simply reporting what happens, though, as she weaves in relevant tidbits about issues pertaining to the food industry from her extensive research. It's at the top of our list, and it should be at the top of yours, too.