Based on her own experiences and those of kitchen workers whom she has sought to aid for the past decade, Jayaraman delves into issues surrounding restaurant wages, discriminatory labor practices and unsanitary kitchens. In his foreword to the text, Fast Food Nation's Eric Schlosser shares why this book needs to be read:
The hardships of farmworkers and meatpacking workers have been well documented. This book eloquently reveals what is happening behind the kitchen door not only at chain restaurants, but at some of the most expensive restaurants in the United States...Too many of our meals are now brought to the table by the misery of others. The problem can be easily solved, once people become aware of it - and that's why this book needs to be read.
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