Real Food: What to Eat and Why

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Bloomsbury USA, Jun 12, 2007 - Cooking - 352 pages
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Hailed as the "patron saint of farmers' markets" by the Guardian and called one of the "great food activists" by Vanity Fair's David Kamp, Nina Planck is single-handedly changing the way we view "real food." A vital and original contribution to the hot debate about what to eat and why, Real Food is a thoroughly researched rebuttal to dietary fads and a clarion call for the return to old-fashioned foods.
 
In lively, personal chapters on produce, dairy, meat, fish, chocolate, and other real foods, Nina explains how ancient foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The New York Times said that Real Food "poses a convincing alternative to the prevailing dietary guidelines, even those treated as gospel," and that "radical" as Nina's ideas may be, the case she makes for them is "eminently sensible."

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Clear, easy to read writing. - Goodreads
Dry reading but great information and research. - Goodreads
Excellent. Use as reference book - LibraryThing
Great advice on the reasons to return to real food. - Goodreads
Some good ideas, but not my favorite writing style. - Goodreads
But skimming it was pretty educational and interesting. - Goodreads
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This book was full of fascinating and thought provoking material. I've long felt that modem eating habits play a part in the health troubles so many of us face and this author gathered the evidence to provide a stimulating argument. Read full review

Contents

and Come Home Again
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Am Forced to Eat Homemade Food
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My Virtuous Diet Makes Me Plump and Grumpy
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About the author (2007)

Nina Planck grew up in Virginia selling vegetables at farmers' markets and later created the first farmers' markets in London, England. In New York City, she ran the legendary Greenmarkets. Nina also wrote The Farmers' Market Cookbook and hosted a British television series on local food. Her latest company, Real Food, runs markets for traditional foods in American cities.

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