First BiteBee Wilson


Winner of the André Simon Food & Drink Special Commendation Prize, UK
In First Bite, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists and neuroscientists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. Taking the reader on a journey across the globe, Wilson introduces us to people who can only eat foods of a certain color, an anosmia sufferer who has no memory of the flavor of her mother’s cooking, and researchers who have pioneered new ways to persuade children to try new vegetables. An exploration of the surprising origins of our tastes, First Bite shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.

Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian, and author. The author of numerous books including Consider the Fork, Wilson lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: LIKES AND DISLIKES
With Beetroot
Chapter 2: MEMORY
With Milk
Chapter 3: CHILDREN”S FOOD
With Birthday Cake
Chapter 4: FEEDING
With Lunchbox
Chapter 5: BROTHERS AND SISTERS
With Chocolate
Chapter 6: HUNGER
With Breakfast Cereal
Chapter 7: DISORDER
With Potato Chips
Chapter 8: CHANGE
With Chilis
Epilogue: This is Not Advice
Notes
Bibliography