In short, The Art of Eating takes food seriously, as something to be dissected, learned, and discussed.
This intensely private woman now finds her motives and conduct are now being debated and dissected by people she has never met.
Hansen noted that the field of political science has dissected no single subject as intensely and for as long as it has elections.
dissect dis·sect (dĭ-sěkt', dī-, dī'sěkt')
v. dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects
To cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study.
In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.