New Rules for Everyday Foodies

Guest Host:

Matt McCleskey
New Rules for Everyday Foodies

Who should you ask for restaurant recommendations in an unfamiliar city? Which street vendor should you trust and which should you avoid? And why are places frequented by happy attractive people usually serving mediocre food? Answers to these questions and more...

Ask this influential economist who happens to be a foodie how Americans could better spend their dining-out dollars, and he'll tell you most common wisdom is wrong. Cheap food doesn't mean bad, and local food isn't necessarily better for the environment. With the average American spending nearly $3000 annually eating out (and many spending much more), we've got ideas for finding the best of what's out there.

Guests

Tyler Cowen

Professor of Economics, George Mason University; and author, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies (Dutton)

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