Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It
On Sale: July 12, 2016
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Non-Fiction Cooking / Food
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 recognize 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.
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