A Short History of the American Stomach with Fred Kaufman.
Kaufman takes us on a raucous, witty and fact-filled exploration of America's complex and often bizarre relationship with food. From secret raw-milk covens in New York City to "gastroporn" addicts, Kaufman presents an irreverent take on all aspects of the foodie world.
A renowned chronicler of all things gastronomic, Kaufamn's infamous Harper's article, "Debbie Does Salad," which likened the Food Network's camera shots to pornography (he sat down and watched six hours of the network's programming with a porn industry veteran to get her thoughts), generated incredible buzz in the foodie world.
In his most recent article for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Kaufman turned his subversive gaze on the world of pet food - and hit the "most e-mailed" list.
In his latest work, Kaufman uncovers Puritan anorexia and bulimia and sheds a completely new light on this issue, as does his subversive take on cookbooks and diet books, his explorations into genetically modified food, and the digestive underpinnings of American imperialism- The Commonwealth Club of California
Frederick Kaufman has written about American food culture and other subjects for Harper's Magazine, the New Yorker, Gourmet, Gastronomica, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. He's been a freelancer for years, and published over one-hundred magazine articles, along with three books (Author, A Short History of the American Stomach). He's a contributing editor at Harper's, and teaches at the City University of New York and CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism.
Davia Nelson is one of the producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning and James Beard Award-nominated NPR series Hidden Kitchens, and the two Peabody Award-winning NPR series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project.
Food network dissappoints me because so few of their shows anymore are about food, they are all drama shows.
GM Foods are yummy and I especially like them because they seem to annoy hippies and leftists and Europeans. Pass the Lucky Charms!
so GM plants are created by the same process as the domestication of plants?
does he really think people believe such a obvious lie? inform yourself.
GM foods will never feed the world, but will surely feed the greedy biotech corporations.
I don't know about Kaufman's whole "gastroporn" premise. I'm with him as far as Rachel Ray and Giada De Laurentis - obvious sexuality hooks there - but I'm not so sure you can take that concept and apply it to the Food Network as a whole. How would he categorize Alton Brown, the Bill Nye of cooking and my favorite FN host? That guy's about as sexual as a Smurf.
But words - words are not enough! - Klaus Kinski