Book: The Jungle Effect

Miller surveys a sample of indigenous cuisines from around the planet, looking for “cold spots” or regions of low incidence of some modern ailment like diabetes or heart disease. Learning about the culinary history and culture of Iceland, Cameroon, and other locations is enjoyable and instructive, though Miller’s writing is a bit stilted and filled with too many clichés. The recipes included in the index might end up being the best part.

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