Party Food: A Partisan History of Food & Farming Policy in America (Hardcover)
"Voting with your fork" is a common mantra for those concerned with food politics. However, real voting requires one to choose between Democrats and Republicans-and most food voters do not know the partisan history of food politics. Party Food is written for farmers and foodies who want to understand the political history of food policy. Harris is a political scientist who is also a commercial farmer. Her expertise in both fields offers fresh, professional insight into the lay of the land in American food politics. In Party Food, Harris unpacks the political foundations of contemporary farm policy and expertly explains the "team sport" of partisan politics as it plays out in the food politics landscape. In Party Food she introduces the Democratic and Republican Heroes (and Villains ) of food politics, and offers an accessible insight into each political party's policy "menu" and team play in Presidential and Congressional politics. In this way, Party Food offers foodies and farmers a food politics primer on Democrats & Republicans and fills an important gap in the food politics discussion.