You and I Eat the Same

On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (MAD Dispatches, Volume 1)
by Chris Ying, René Redzepi, MAD

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Winner, 2019 IACP Award for Best Book of the Year in Food Matters

Named one of the Best Food Books of the Year by The New Yorker, Smithsonian, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, and more

MAD Dispatches: Furthering Our Ideas About Food

Good food is the common ground shared by all...
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Published By Artisan

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 216

Publication Date 10/02/2018

ISBN 9781579658403

Dimensions 6.62 inches x 9.62 inches

“These essays—by an all-star lineup of writers . . . are concrete and eye-opening, touching on how food affects (and is affected by) migration, immigration, war, flight, history, and home.”
The New Yorker, The Best Food Books of 2018

“You and I Eat the Same . . . will engross you, open up your mind, and inspire a feeling of interconnectedness.”
Bon Appétit

“An impressive collection of essays and stories about how food connects people across political lines and cultural borders. . . . René Redzepi penned the foreword, and . . . promotes the idea of venturing outside one’s culinary comfort zone. Hear, hear!”
Smithsonian, The Ten Best Books About Food of 2018

“Each one of its stories [shed] light on the ways food can establish common ground. . . . A gentle manifesto. Buy it for anyone for whom food means more than ‘what’s for lunch.’ ”
—The Guardian, The 20 Best Food Books of 2018
“A welcome message.”
—Boston Globe, The Best Cookbooks of 2018
“This collection of 18 thought-provoking essays and stories . . . demonstrates how food and cooking connect communities and the power of immigration in a global food community. It’s a lovely way to discover how international the love of fried chicken really is, and the value in getting out of your comfort zone.”
—Plate, The Year’s Best Books About Food and Restaurants

“A laser-accurate shot of urgency. . . . Ying stitches together a memorable anthology of stories and essays with the goal of delivering a simple message: Humanity is on top of its game when it’s inclusive, and exhibit A is our culinary history.”
Austin Chronicle

“Explore[s] the ways in which immigration is key to creating good food. It argues that cuisine is a shared global, collective human endeavor enhanced by the sharing of ideas, people, and ingredients. Food is essential in bringing us together.”

“This book looks to food to connect and heal us.”
—, Essential Reading

“This incredible collection of stories, research, and ideas proves that food touches everything . . . and had me reaching for my notebook to write down all the aha moments about the power of food to change the world.”
—José Andrés

“This collection of essays and reflections reminds us that what we eat and how is not only an expression of our identity, but it can also constitute a link to connect to other people and cultures.”
—Fabio Parasecoli, professor of food studies at NYU