The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
This reviewer ponders what readers the angry chef of this book had in mind for this extensive volume. The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food by professional chef Anthony Warner is a mystery, as even the title suggests. His arguments are valid when he attacks all diets and food fads so popular in this modern age, but those could’ve been summarized in a short essay. Instead, Warner rambles on for three-hundred pages that no reader could possibly read from cover to cover. Claimed to be a trained scientist before becoming a chef, he writes as a scientist, even using superscript numbers referring to references in his Notes, making it look somewhat like an academic study. But his mediocre writing is far from anything any scientist would likely read. Warner attacks all the diets he can think of: gluten-free, Paleo, alkaline, detox, then processed foods, sugar, cancer cures, kale, coconut oil, and so on. These are long-winded discussions, truly ramblings, with many quotes and dialogues with an imaginary person, Science Columbo. But mostly we have Warner’s personal philosophy throughout. Interspersed are such discussion as the London cholera outbreak and his ideas on cooking potatoes. The unillustrated text is difficult to read.
|Page Count||323 pages|
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|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|