Yes, men and women eat meals. But they also ingest nutrients. They grind and sculpt them into a moistened bolus that is delivered, via a stadium wave of sequential contractions, into a self-kneading sack of hydrochloric acid and then dumped into a tubular leach field, where it is converted into the most powerful taboo inhuman history. Lunch is an opening act.
(from Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach.
9*/10. The complete review is here.