Real Food/fake Food

Real Food/fake Food

Why You Don't Know What You're Eating & What You Can Do About It

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616204211
Characteristics: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations


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I felt while I was reading this book like someone was showing me his vacation slides; I don’t care how good a time you had, no one wants to see that crap. That’s what it was like as he described the delicious real food that he had the privileged of eating. The examples he gave of fake food were like honey is usually not real or fish is not the fish you see on the sign; that is pretty common knowledge.

May 17, 2018

In the age of highly packaged and processed foods, how do you know what's really in it and what you body does with it?

Apr 02, 2018

Loved this book. Yes, it made me hungry (wonderful descriptions of food) and angry at corruption involved with food. I learned interesting things. And if you liked this book you should also read The Omnivore's Dilemma.

Cynthia_N Feb 16, 2017

I really enjoyed this book! It definitely made me hungry while reading his descriptions of what foods should taste like! It's scary that you can watch what you eat, read labels, spend lots of money, and still not get what you think you are buying. He does give some tips that might help but don't ever expect to get red snapper.

Jan 29, 2017

This is an interesting book but not a revelatory book for me. The author convinces you that eating in many restaurants is a bad idea. You don't actually see the food you're going to eat. You just see something on a plate, maybe covered with a sauce or maybe breaded, that isn't what it's billed to be on the menu. He advocates cooking more at home so you can control what you eat. I've been happily doing that for decades, so no news there. The interesting parts describe what he considers "real food" to be, how it's made/grown, and where to get it. I thought a lot of this was sort of snobbish, but, at least, now I know exactly what Kobe beef is, how Parmisiana Reggiana is made and why it's so expensive, and what kind of pizza the author likes. (Hint: He requires you to go to Italy for it.)

Nov 22, 2016

A very interesting book that gives you a lot of insight into how things are made and what were actually eating.

dianabsmith Oct 18, 2016

This book truly blew my mind. Everyone should read it. At the end of each chapter, after scaring you with all the tales of Fake Food, the author gives helpful tips for how to find what he calls Real Food. His sumptuous descriptions of Real Food will make you hungry for the real thing!

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