"What if you couldn't afford nine dollar tomatoes? That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn't escape as she watched the debate about America's meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food's true cost - which is to say, pay more. So in 2009 McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year, she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters."--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-318)
Eating in America -- Farming: Grapes ; Peaches ; Cutting garlic ; Gleaning garlic -- Selling: Grocery ; Produce 101 ; Produce 201 -- Cooking: Kitchen novice ; Kitchen spy ; Kitchen fixture -- Conclusion: A new American way of eating -- Appendix: Cheap food?