Covering all the pressing food dilemmas of our times, What to Eat, by award-winning food writer Joanna Blythman, helps you make sensible, thoughtful, and practical choices about what to eat each day, irrespective of your income.
Food should be one of life's greatest pleasures yet, increasingly, choosing it is becoming a chore. Bombarded by questions such as ‘Is red meat bad for you?’ and ‘Is local always best?’ it’s difficult to know what to eat. At the same time, even the basics are becoming more and more expensive, making it essential that we choose the best foods for ourselves and the planet, and make them go as far as possible.
Packed with brilliant ideas for choosing lovely, wholesome meat, fish, and vegetables, as well as quick, easy suggestions for cooking them without compromising your principles or emptying your purse, this is the modern manual for eating well in the 21st century.
“Joanna Blythman has one of the sanest food heads in the Western World - and this brilliant book encapsulates her admirably clear thinking in a wonderfully accessible, entertaining way. Everyone who cares what they eat and how they feed their family - that’s all of us, right? - should read it.” (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall)
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This book is a listing of foods, with discussion of their economic, health and ecological advantages and drawbacks. There is a lot of good and interesting information, but I wish I had gotten the print version instead of audio. Also, since the book was published in the UK, much of the information is more applicable to that context than to the US. However, it did inspire me to do more research to find comparable information about the area where I live.
The narrator did an amazing job of sounding enthusiastic about organic produce. Many entries had identical information (for example, the entries for beef, pork, lamb, eggs, and butter contained identical information about changes in attitudes toward saturated fats), but she managed to sound as if it was all new and exciting. I also really enjoyed her accent and the British pronunciations of words like VIT-amins and regu-LA-try.
This is an excellent compendium of useful information. I hope someone translates it into American.