Embedded in America

When Brooklyn’s own Tracie MacMillan set out to investigate the dietary disparities between the nation’s rich and poor for her new book The American Way of Eating, she she got her hands dirty—literally. She embedded herself in the fields of grape growers in California, the produce section at a Detroit Walmart and even the kitchen of a Flatbush Applebee’s. The investigative reporting, wrapped up in a compelling narrative that is both tragic and inspiring, reveals just how little the people who bring food to our table have to put on theirs and calls for change far beyond the food chain.

Book cover courtesy of Scribner.


Michael Harlan Turkell

Michael Harlan Turkell is a former photo editor of Edible Brooklyn, who walked the borough in sights of cultural cuisine at its best. Now he travels the world doing the same, bringing these ideas and foods to light as a photographer.

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