Forfatter billede

Nina Planck

Forfatter af Real Food: What to Eat and Why

5 Works 641 Members 19 Reviews

Om forfatteren

Nina Planck, author of Real Food and The Farmers' Market Cookbook, is an expert on local and traditional food. In 1999, she created the first farmers' markets in London, England. In New York City, she ran the legendary Greenmarkets. Nina lives in Greenwich Village with cheese monger Rob Kaufelt and vis mere their son, Julian. vis mindre

Værker af Nina Planck

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden




Along the same lines as In Defense of Food, but with more detail about what makes real/traditional food so good for you.
szbuhayar | 12 andre anmeldelser | May 24, 2020 |
Always looking for help distinguishing between competing health claims for local vs shipped food, organic vs farm-raised, animal welfare etc. This one helped.
abycats | 12 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2018 |
I found her discussion of "real" vs industrial foods helpful--a distinction that I like better than processed/unprocessed. Eat whole grains, vegetables, and fish is a familiar message. Eat non-industrial fats (butter, lard, etc), eggs, and milk from grass-fed cows is less so, and was thus the most interesting part. I wished that the author had better educational and professional qualifications to write the book, but she had clearly done a lot of research. Also, (for my friends on GoodReads) this is a lendable Kindle book, so I'd be glad to loan it to you if you have a Kindle.… (mere)
LauraBee00 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Mar 7, 2018 |
If you've read anything like this book, then there is no need to read this one also. It will simply be a tiresome repeat of what you've already researched. However, if you are new to the Real Food ideology, then this is a fine starting place. Planck goes through each food group - dairy, plants, proteins - and explains their importance to the body, the nutrients they provide, and what source provides the most. Planck's writing style if cheerful and clear, and she's obviously done her research. Information about nutrition is sprinkled with personal anecdotes and stories. The list of resources in the back is helpful and extensive. But despite all this, I have some issues with this book.
First, she commits my greatest pet-peeve when it comes to diet books - extolling foods that are expensive and hard to find. Not everyone has access to the places and shops and vendors that supply these foods. Nor can we afford pasture-raised organic meats or grass-fed fresh raw milk or just picked heirloom tomatoes. This sort of grocery list is only for someone who makes significantly more than your average person. And yes, one might argue that spending on good food prevents spending on medicine and medical bills later. But a weekly budget of this sort of food for a family of four might run you $250 easy - which is ridiculous! This is even assuming one lives near real-round farmer's markets or vendor's selling raw milk - which I don't. In the end, for someone on a budget, her ideology, while sound and wise, isn't feasible for most people.
Second, there are no recipes or meal plans or anything practical to assist the reader. It merely tells you what to eat, but doesn't help you take practical steps. Any no, I don't count telling you to "drink raw milk" as a how-do.
In the end, this is a good book for a concise, clear explanation for how to make better choices for food. But it's not anything different that what you might find in many other books on the same thing.
… (mere)
empress8411 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Aug 13, 2015 |

Måske også interessante?



Diagrammer og grafer