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A Philosophy of Food

A thoughtful consideration of taste as a sense and an idea and of how we might jointly develop both.
When we eat, we eat the world: taking something from outside and making it part of us. But what does it taste of? And can we develop our taste? In Taste, Sarah Worth argues that taste is a sense that needs educating, for the real pleasures of eating only come with an understanding of what one really likes. From taste as an abstract concept to real examples of food, she explores how we can learn about and develop our sense of taste through themes ranging from pleasure, authenticity, and food fraud, to visual images, recipes, and food writing.

256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Philosophy: Aesthetics, General Philosophy

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“This engaging book . . . invites rumination on the familiar saying, ‘We are what we eat.’”

Carolyn Korsmeyer, author of "Making Sense of Taste" and "Savoring Disgust "

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