I am putting together my materials for a freshman level writing course that I'm teaching in the fall and I decided that I wanted to use food writing as the reading material. I would really love to get recomendations for food oriented writing that isn't simply well written, but also would provide my students with compelling arguments about various food related topics. Factory farms vs. local producers, globalization of food culture and brands, food traditions and holidays and their greater meaning, ect.
I'm most interested in specific chapters, articles, essays and exerpts that you feel would generate the most discussion and provide effective fodder for analysis. Obviously this has a more selfish side to it as well; I'm really interested in what I might have been missing lately.