PART 2—Continuing our conversation with Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy, she explains how over time we became gradually disconnected from how foods were produced, and where they originated. Most importantly, the advertising industry played a significant role in changing American values toward food, and easing the transformation to the industrial food production system of today. No easy feat to accomplish, it took many years to fully inculcate society to the new norms of food consumption.
Kitchen Literacy-Part 1: A conversation with author, Ann Vileisis about her new book Kitchen Literacy; what we know about our food, and how we came to know it. For Ann, Kitchen Literacy came about because she was struck by how much she didn’t know about the common foods she encountered in the supermarket.
See also: Kitchen Literacy, Part 3
Related: Food Is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles In Modern America[sniplet postmetadata]