Americans seem to have an insatiable appetite for food. Not only eating it, but consuming all things related to it: celebrity chef TV shows, cookbooks, memoirs and photo blogs. Berkeley poet and feminist literary critic Sandra Gilbert takes a wide-ranging look at America's relationship with food in her book, "The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity." Gilbert joins us to discuss the cultural history of food in the U.S.
The History of America's Obsession With Food
Sandra Gilbert, author of "The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity" and distinguished professor emerita in the Department of English, UC Davis