Books About Food You Should Read. Seriously.

I'm teaching an intro to composition course this spring, and for the first time, I've completely centered the course around food. A dream come true, right? I've gotta say, I haven't tired of talking about food and food issues. I've taught courses with themes like, war, gender and race, but nothing has come close to garnering the interest of half-asleep, apathetic, perhaps angry (Take Comp? Why? I already write regularly! Check out my Facebook page. I update my status AT LEAST five times a day!) first-year writing students.
Check this: I've assigned NINE texts (sadistic, I know) and they have read them - with passing quiz scores to substantiate this claim. I'm so excited for how this class is responding, I literally look forward to coming to class everyday.
Here is the book list, divided by topic:

From Agriculture to Agribusiness: Some Food History 

Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. Sierra Club, 1986.
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle. See Sharp Press, 2003.

 Slow food

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin, 2007.

Fast food 

Eric Schlosser, Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

Food Politics, Nutrition and Health  
Marion Nestle, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2007.

The Global Food Economy: Half Obese/Half Malnourished
Mark Winne, Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. Beacon, 2009.
Raj Patel, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Melville, 2008.