What to Eat
Since its publication in hardcover last year, Marion Nestle's What to Eat has become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "radiant with maxims to live by" in The New York Times Book Review and "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" in The Washington... show more
Since its publication in hardcover last year, Marion Nestle's What to Eat has become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "radiant with maxims to live by" in The New York Times Book Review and "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" in The Washington Post, What to Eat is an indispensable resource, packed with important information and useful advice from the acclaimed nutritionist who "has become to the food industry what . . . Ralph Nader [was] to the automobile industry" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).How we choose which foods to eat is growing more complicated by the day, and the straightforward, practical approach of What to Eat has been praised as welcome relief. As Nestle takes us through each supermarket section--produce, dairy, meat, fish--she explains the issues, cutting through foodie jargon and complicated nutrition labels, and debunking the misleading health claims made by big food companies. With Nestle as our guide, we are shown how to make wise food choices--and are inspired to eat sensibly and nutritiously.Now in paperback, What to Eat is already a classic--"the perfect guidebook to help navigate through the confusion of which foods are good for us" (USA Today).
Publish date: April 17th 2007
Publisher: North Point Press
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
It took me a long time to convince myself to read this book and a long time to finish it. But in the end it was totally worth it! Very informative and enlightening and Marion Nestle shares personal insights which add context.Warning: you may never look at food and food marketing the same way again.M...
More about what not to eat than what to eat. Lenny recommended I read this after I read In Defense of Food. I think In Defense of Food covers what to eat, while it draws heavily on the information presented in this book. Very interesting reading about the background of how decisions are made by the ...
nteresting but equivocal. A tour of the supermarket with a nutritionist who mostly advises that you do the research and decide for yourself. Worth a read, especially for foodies.
Straight forward prose and a common sense attitude about food--this book was not as inspiring as Omnivore's Dilemma but will become an overall food reference for me. She covers everything from the calorie to the politics of fish farms while trying to be realistic about her readers' varying attitude...