Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It
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- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Oct 2017
- 336 pages - 209 x 139 x 14mm
You've seen the headlines - Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra virgin olive oil that isn't. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it's hard to know what we're eating anymore. In Real Food / Fake Food, award winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices. Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmsted does more than show us what foods to avoid. A bona fide gourmand, he travels to the sources of the real stuff to help us recognise what to look for, eat, and savor: genuine Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy, fresh caught grouper from Florida, authentic port from Portugal. Real foods that are grown, raised, produced, and prepared with care by masters of their craft. Part cautionary tale, part culinary crusade, Real Food / Fake Food is addictively readable, mouthwateringly enjoyable, and utterly relevant.
REAL FOOD/FAKE FOOD ISBN 9781616204211
'Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad - a must read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet.' - Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible series