Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal (paperback)
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In many ways, food is incidental to Roach’s vivid pop science survey of the human digestive tract. She’s more interested in operational mechanics than in haute cuisine, although she does explore issues of taste and texture perception. But her enthusiasm for her subject—and her willingness to broach delicate subjects at full speed ahead—makes this a fascinating sidebar to the subject of eating.
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