Book Excerpt! Meals Matter, By Michael Symons (prologue)

Michael Symons succeeds brilliantly in a radical project: convincing readers to rethink a singular ‘economics’ as multiple ‘economies’: bodily, household, market, political, and natural. His book draws on intellectual history, economic and social theories, and gastronomy, and it is richly illustrated with stories about meals.

~Janet Flammang, author of The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society

Meals Matter: A Radical Economics Through Gastronomy, by Michael Symons, challenges us to reject mainstream economics in favor of a community-based economics of sharing and gastronomic enjoyment. In the prologue to this work, Symons discusses the change toward the economics of greed and how “gastronomy provides unparalleled insights into our lives.”

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