Real Food

Real Food : What to Eat and Why

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 343 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 24mm | 318g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1596913428
  • 9781596913424
  • 76,106

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Praise for Nina Planck:
"A poised, articulate and not-so-quietly passionate advocate of what she has dubbed the 'slocal' movement...Planck is a riveting voice for consumers who want fresh food grown in their own region."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"The patron saint of farmers' markets, a woman spoken of by Ýfarmers¨ with the utmost respect."--"Guardian"
"Planck's expertise...has become so admired that the Prince of Wales sought her guidance Ýon¨ rural areas. Planck's name has become virtually synonymous with the Ýfarmers' market¨ movement."--"Washington"" Post"
"ÝPlanck¨ has achieved more in her 30 years than most women do in a lifetime."--"Financial Times"
ÝPlanck's¨ strong enough to persuade even the unconverted to go out and buy a quart of unpasteurized whole milk."--"New Jersey"" Star Ledger"
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"ÝNina is¨ a cross between Alice Waters and Martha Stewart."--"Washington"" Post"
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""Real Food" is an inspiring and guilt-relieving book, packed with equal doses of common sense and extensive research."--"NY Sun"""
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About Nina Planck

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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