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Real Food, Fake Food Audiobook

Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It

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Publisher's 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 this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans.

Real Food, Fake Food brings listeners 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 crafts.

©2016 Larry Olmsted (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Jonathan Yen's conversational, expressive style makes it easy for listeners to absorb the sometimes surprising information about the food they think they're purchasing.... Yen deftly handles the required accents as author Olmsted travels around the world...." (AudioFile)

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    This is a very important book as most people aren't yet aware how broken our food system is. Very eye-opening. Recommended for anyone who cares what goes into their body!

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    fantastic. incredibly informative and offers phenomenal tips to prevent food fraud. a must listen for all foodies.

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    "Interesting & fully researched"

    Pleased to find another book on the topic that's backed up by evidence & personal experience by the author. Narrator was good but few people can get away with imitating accents without it sounding either comical or vaguely (though unintentionally I'm sure) insulting.

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