Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu.
Eric Scholsser's explosive bestseller, by turns funny and terrifying, tells the story of our love affair with fast food. He visits the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety records of abbattoirs; reveals why the fries taste so good and what really lurks between the sesame buns - and shows how fast food is transforming not only our diets but our world.
Part 1 The American way: the founding fathers; your trusted friends; behind the counter; success. Part 2 Meat and potatoes: why the fries taste good; on the range; cogs in the great machine; the most dangerous job; what's in the meat; global realization; epilogue - have it your way; afterword - the meaning of mad cow.