Table of Contents

The origins of human subsistence.
The making of the modern food system.
Sociological perspectives on food and eating.
Food, family and community.
Eating out.
Changing conceptions of diet and health.
Food risks, anxieties and scares.
Dieting, fat and body image.
The mysterious meanings of meat.
The vegetarian option.
Sugar and confectionery : sweetness in the human diet.