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Slow Cooked By Marion Nestle

Slow Cooked by Marion Nestle

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Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics by Marion Nestle

A chronicle of hard work and a public health resource, Slow Cooked is also proof that it's never too late.-New York Times

Marion Nestle reflects on her late-in-life career as a world-renowned food politics expert, public health advocate, and a founder of the field of food studies after facing decades of low expectations.

In this engrossing memoir, Marion Nestle reflects on how she achieved late-in-life success as a leading advocate for healthier and more sustainable diets. Slow Cooked recounts of how she built an unparalleled career at a time when few women worked in the sciences, and how she came to recognize and reveal the enormous influence of the food industry on our dietary choices.

By the time Nestle obtained her doctorate in molecular biology, she had been married since the age of nineteen, dropped out of college, worked as a lab technician, divorced, and become a stay-at-home mom with two children. That's when she got started. Slow Cooked charts her astonishing rise from bench scientist to the pinnacles of academia, as she overcame the barriers and biases facing women of her generation and found her life's purpose after age fifty. Slow Cooked tells her personal story-one that is deeply relevant to everyone who eats, and anyone who thinks it's too late to follow a passion.

Slow Cooked Reviews

The great Marion Nestle, not a person who spends a lot of time talking about herself, has written a memoir. It's a gem * Ruth Reichl *

[A] delight . . . [Nestle's] prodigious writings, advocacy and public speaking on food policy, political economy and food safety were quite unexpected given [her] career trajectory. But now in 20-20 hindsight, they remain indispensable.

* Forbes *
Her prose exhibits the same accessibility she strives for in her academic work . . . . In Slow Cooked, she holds nothing back as she details moments of doubt - like when the Sugar Association threatened to sue her after she published Food Politics in 2002 - with both humor and suspense. A chronicle of hard work and a public health resource, Slow Cooked is also proof that it's never too late. * New York Times *
An engrossing and beautiful memoir-personal, generous, thoughtful, and inspiring. She calls on all academics, advocates, researchers, and practitioners to help bring about food system changes to promote public health, food equity, and sustainable diets. * Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior *

About Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University and author of a wide range of books about the politics of food, nutrition, health, and the environment.

Table of Contents



1 A Long, Slow Start
2 My First Academic Job
3 Second Job: A Spousal Hire
4 Back to School
5 Working for the Feds
6 Finally, NYU
7 Joining the Food World
8 Inventing Food Studies
9 Writing Food Politics
10 The Fun Begins
11 How I Do It
12 The Books

Conclusion: Some Final Thoughts

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Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics by Marion Nestle
University of California Press
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