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Title Real food/fake food : why you don't know what you're eating & what you can do about it / Larry Olmsted.
Author Olmsted, Larry, author.
Publication Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315).
Contents Real food, perfected : a day in the life of Parma -- What is fake food? -- Fishy fish -- Spoiled oils : olive and "truffle" -- What's in a name? : real foods come from real places -- Q:Where's the Kobe beef? A:not on your plate -- Champagne and scotch : the sincerest form of flattery -- Cheesy cheeses -- Fine wines and not-so-fine wines -- The other red (and white) meat? -- Fakes, fakes, and more fakes : what else is there?
Summary "You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra virgin olive oil that isn't. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes the pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans. Real Food/Fake Food brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the alarming truth: What we think we're eating is not what we're really eating. Olmsted examines how this shocking deception 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 where counterfeiting is rampant and where the consumer ultimately pays the price. But Olmstead 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 enjoy. 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, mouth-wateringly enjoyable, and utterly relevant. Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Food -- Quality -- Popular works.
Artificial foods -- Popular works.
Food substitutes -- Popular works.
Food additives -- Popular works.
Nutrition -- Popular works.
Fraud -- Popular works.
Consumer education -- Popular works.
COOKING -- General.
Artificial foods. (OCoLC)fst00817216
Consumer education. (OCoLC)fst00876300
Food additives. (OCoLC)fst00930654
Food -- Quality. (OCoLC)fst00930583
Food substitutes. (OCoLC)fst00931194
Fraud. (OCoLC)fst00933786
Nutrition. (OCoLC)fst01042187
Genre Downloadable e-Books.
Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Real food/fake food: why you don't know what you're eating and what you can do about it
Related To Print version: Olmsted, Larry. Real food fake food. First edition. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2016] 9781616204211 1616204214 (DLC) 2016018797 (OCoLC)933272491
ISBN 9781616206529 (electronic bk.)
1616206527 (electronic bk.)

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