Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It (Compact Disc)

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By Larry Olmsted, Jonathan Yen (Narrated by)


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.

About the Author

Larry Olmsted writes the Great American Bites column for USA Today, and his column on travel and food, The Great Life, appears on He was named one of the 10 Most Extreme U.S. Journalists by the Society of Professional Journalists, and his column was named one of the World s Top 100 Travel Sites."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681681948
ISBN-10: 1681681943
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
Language: English