George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen put his two passions - economics and food - together in his recent book, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies."
Published on April 12, 2012, "An Economist Gets Lunch" follows Cowen's observations as he looks to challenge the widely-held norms and views of dining out, supplemented of course by his own experience.
From the book description:
"Tyler Cowen discusses everything from slow food to fast food, from agriculture to gourmet culture, from modernist cuisine to how to pick the best street vendor. He shows why airplane food is bad but airport food is good; why restaurants full of happy, attractive people serve mediocre meals; and why American food has improved as Americans drink more wine. And most important of all, he shows how to get good, cheap eats just about anywhere."
Various media organizations published articles, interviews and columns in response to Cowen's work. A few of these stories are listed on the sidebar to the right.