Best books about fast food

Fast food, the great American cuisine, is more omnipresent in our world than ever before. We all know that it’s not the best choice for our health, but sometimes we’re left with few other options. Here a few books about the ubiquitous fast food industry.

(Photo: Ignacio García/Flickr)
(Photo: Ignacio García/Flickr)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
By Eric Schlosser

In this close look at the industry, Schlosser examines how the fast food industry has caused environmental, economic, and health changes in America and around the world.

Chew On This: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Fast Food
By Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
As a follow-up to Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Schlosser and Wilson examine the relationship between young people and the fast food industry.

Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto–The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest
By Peter Pringle

Acclaimed journalist Peter Pringle explores the complexities of the debate over genetically modified foods.

Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age
By Professor John A. Jakle, Professor Keith A. Sculle

In this illustrated exploration of fast food history, Jakle and Sculle explain how fast food represents the story of modern American culture.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

While not specifically about fast food, Moss writes about the dangers of products that are present in the fast food industry.

Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
by Melanie Warner

In this analysis of the processed food industry, Warner shows how decades of food science has created largely unregulated products that are causing major health implications for America.

Is there one that we missed? Let us know in the comment section!


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