Sophie Egan visited Google's office in Kirkland, WA to discuss her book "Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are". The popular saying “you are what you eat” could be more true than we know. According to Seattle-based author Sophie Egan, what people choose to eat defines who they are as a person. Her book explores the science behind everything Americans eat. From the popularity of McDonald’s to the more recent gluten-free movement, the book touches on every aspect of truly American cuisine. Why does America have such a high rate of obesity? Why is “having it our way” so unique to the U.S.? Egan, who studied under Michael Pollan, offers insight into these and other questions.
Sophie Egan is a program director at The Culinary Institute of America, a food and health writer, and author of the book, DEVOURED
A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why—a flavorful blend of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat.Find out more