First Bite

  • by Bee Wilson
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste?
In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger, and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits - from people who can eat foods only of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full - First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wealth of info I wish I knew before having kids..

As a result of listening to this book I understand why dieting us so hard and what we're up against in developing good eating habits for our kids. The book for the most part is compelling and a joy. I found some parts to be slow, but I can't recommend this book enough.
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- VerdereC

Very Entertaining

Would you listen to First Bite again? Why?

I would listen again; it was so well read by Alison Larkin, and there was a lot of history and personal story details as well. I loved the mix.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bee was my favorite; she's great, and she is not afraid to admit her mistakes and she's open minded and fun.

What about Alison Larkin’s performance did you like?

I loved Alison Larkin's performance; she can do a lot of accents and she's brilliant. Was else has she done - I'm in!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, there were parts that made me laugh and some of the history made me cry. Man, what we do to our children, UGH.

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- E. Acker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.