“The great Marion Nestle, not a person who spends a lot of time talking about herself, has written a memoir. It’s a gem"
— Ruth Reichl
"[A] delight . . . [Nestle’s] prodigious writings, advocacy and public speaking on food policy, political economy and food safety were quite unexpected given [her] career trajectory. But now in 20-20 hindsight, they remain indispensable."
"Her prose exhibits the same accessibility she strives for in her academic work . . . . In Slow Cooked
, she holds nothing back as she details moments of doubt — like when the Sugar Association threatened to sue her after she published Food Politics in 2002 — with both humor and suspense. A chronicle of hard work and a public health resource, Slow Cooked is also proof that it’s never too late."
— New York Times
"An engrossing and beautiful memoir—personal, generous, thoughtful, and inspiring. She calls on all academics, advocates, researchers, and practitioners to help bring about food system changes to promote public health, food equity, and sustainable diets."
— Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior