What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reaganomics have in common? Food, of course! Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow collect, contextualize and graphically narrate declassified government documents with food as a theme! Over 500,000 declassified memos, debriefings and transcripts were combed to uncover some of the most important and iconic people and narratives from US history. Providing a voyeuristic insight into the US government, these documents are like reality TV for politicos and foodies: Assassinations by milkshake, subliminal popcorn cravings, Reagan's love of hydroponics, and what could be Fred Hampton's most radical action—giving ice cream to small children.
Redesigned from the ground up, Edible Secrets takes advantage of the iPad and brings the subject to life with the interactive features of iBooks 2. Edible Secrets includes:
• Interactive galleries, images, and maps
• Tons of images and illustrations
Praise for the print edition of Edible Secrets:
• Named one of the Top 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction by The Atlantic:
“Upton Sinclair-style muckraking for our modern era, Edible Secrets...investigates the down-and-dirty ways in which the U.S. government altered history using the most common of comestibles.”
• From The Village Voice:
"…an intense and witty mash-up of classic shoe-leather journalism, culinary storytelling, and call for social justice."
• From Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children:
“Mix ice cream, Jell-O, popcorn, Coca-Cola, and a milkshake with CIA and FBI secret files, some of the American Empire’s biggest corporations, and the last ten presidents. What have you got? A recipe for revolutionary change. Read Edible Secrets to find out more. It provides a stimulating taste of the government’s inner workings.”
• From Profane Existence:
“Outlandishly funny, painfully poignant, and politically relevant, Edible Secrets touches on some of our countries notorious, yet shrouded historical moments in great detail and great wit.”