Real Food Fake Food

Real Food Fake Food

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

Streaming Audiobook - 2016
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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 this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans. Real Food/Fake Food brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing that 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 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.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781681681955
1681681951
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 07 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Jonathan, Yen
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

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This carefully researched book looks at the American food industry and why the food you purchase may not be all you think it is. For example, did you know that U.S. regulations permit restaurants to serve lobster rolls that may not contain lobster at all?


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