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A very candid look at modern food "culture". Berlin not only points out what's wrong yet marches forward and provides real alternatives.
Very refreshing to hear a fellow ex-vegan chef's perspective on food, nutrition and the labels we attach to ourselves.
A standing ovation for his clear description and analysis of the entanglement between big business and the "regulatory" entities.
If you enjoyed Joel Salatin's 'Folks, this ain't normal!' The Ethical Butcher is bound to be your next listen/read.
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I agree strongly with the author's premise that engaging a practice in an ethical way represents the best way to effect change. It is much better than ridicule and disdain which have no chance of creating a dialogue.
Unfortunately, I just can't take someone seriously when the make sweeping statements like "all of modern Western society is a farce" or "the rich just don't want the poor to succeed and that's a fact."
As an advocate of local sourcing and sustainable practices I really wanted to enjoy this book. The author has many important things to say from first person experience. But the writing is just too over the top for me to allow myself to be influenced. I feel it undermines the author's trust and disrespects the reader's acumen when an author makes sweeping generalizations and wants you to accept it with "that's just a fact."
Also, the author has chosen to read his own book, which is almost always a mistake. His voice is nasal and weak and his reading is flat.
I believe he would be a fantastic dinner companion, but this book is a step in the wrong direction.
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