Best restaurant, bar, book, movie and album with deep ties to Sarasota

There are so many fun things to do in Sarasota. But what are the essentials? We’ve spent recent weeks sharing our favorite places to visit in the area but for this week’s story we wanted to be more specific. Get down to the bucket-list essentials, for both longtime residents and newbies, as well as snowbirds and visitors. So, here it is. Five things every Sarasotan should eat, drink, read, watch and listen to at least once. 

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Michael Moss’s Book ‘Hooked’ Explores Food Addictions And How To Overcome It

Michael Moss’s latest book Hooked: Food, Free Will and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions (Random House, 2021) explores how companies such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Kraft Heinz, encourage people’s addiction to processed foods. The result has led to increasing numbers of obese Americans.   

A former New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Moss makes the case that food addiction is comparable to drug addiction. People get hooked on sugary, fatty, and salty foods, ranging from potato chips and soda to fatty bacon cheeseburgers, and can’t stop themselves from gorging on them.

In his prologue, he

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