Simon Majumdar’s exploration of America through food is highly readable and a lot of fun. His vivid descriptions of the food he ate along the way made me hungry. His “outside looking in” view of some of the things that we take for granted was also enlightening and thought-provoking, especially the chapter about the volunteer work he did at a food pantry. I’m glad that he’s now a proud citizen of the United States. We’re a better nation because of it.