The Angry Chef by Anthony Warner
Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating

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Although this gleeful trashing of foodie shibboleths is engaging – I’d like to read the Angry Chef on organics – the book reads as if it was assembled in a hurry, and the sweary shtick that is so bracing in the blog becomes rather wearing here.
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"The popular understanding of nutrition is clouded by superstitions, primitive intuitions, conspiracy theories, and old wives' tales. This irreverent and intelligent expose brings sanity and good sense to one of life's great pleasures." ―Steven Pinker, author of Angels of Our Better Nature

Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There’s GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science?

Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioural economists, food scientists and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant. At the end of it all you’ll have the tools to spot pseudoscience for yourself and the Angry Chef will be off for a nice cup of tea – and it will have two sugars in it, thank you very much.
 

About Anthony Warner

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Anthony Warner is a professional chef and blogger. A regular contributor to New Scientist and The Pool, his blog has been featured in the Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph and other publications. He lives in Nottinghamshire (UK), blogs at angry-chef.com and you can follow him @One_Angry_Chef.
 
Published June 29, 2017 by Oneworld Publications. 336 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Cooking, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Henry Jeffreys on Jul 12 2017

Although this gleeful trashing of foodie shibboleths is engaging – I’d like to read the Angry Chef on organics – the book reads as if it was assembled in a hurry, and the sweary shtick that is so bracing in the blog becomes rather wearing here.

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