What to Eat? by Hattie Ellis
Ten Chewy Questions about Food and Drink

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She identifies her former self as a disorientated food consumer and she shares her acquired wisdom, helping to map the labyrinth of responsible eating.
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Deciding what to eat is no longer a simple matter of instinct and appetite. Every choice we make about the food we put on our plates is complicated. Is meat good or bad for me? Is buying local always best? Is organic worth it? WHAT TO EAT asks all these questions - and more: some are specific, going back to the nature of particular foods such as milk, meat and fish. Some are more general and challenging, examining the green and the good at a time when money is short and choices matter. The book also offers answers. This is a refreshingly practical guide to the stuff of every day living, from the ingredients up: the cereals for breakfast; the cheese and tomato in a high-street sandwich; the sausages for supper. Journeying through science, nature and the dark arts of the food industry, Hattie Ellis exposes the myths and unveils the truth about how food is produced, what gives us most value for money, what it does to us, and what we have done to it. By the end of each chapter, and of the book as a whole, we find solutions to each of our food dilemmas, and discover a way to feed ourselves that is good - good value, good for the planet and, of course, good to eat.
 

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Hattie Ellis has written about food and drink for The Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday, and the Independent.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Portobello Books. 448 pages
Genres: Cooking, History, Education & Reference.
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Reviewed by Mina Holland on Apr 28 2012

She identifies her former self as a disorientated food consumer and she shares her acquired wisdom, helping to map the labyrinth of responsible eating.

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