Lordy, the first disc is tedious (although the narrator may have something to do with that). But I'm glad I have persisted...it has gotten increasingly interesting. Make no mistake--this is a history book, albeit from an unusual perspective; it is not a typical book for the modern "foodie." (That's not condescending; I love "foodie books." I'm just trying to be descriptive.)
Particularly interesting to me was a brief section discussing locavores and reasons why insisting on only local foodstuffs is not necessarily best in terms of food miles. Other high points include accounts of the Berlin airlift and of the fall of the Soviet Union.
And finally I understand what "logistics" is/are! :-)
A solid 3 and a third stars. :-)