Real Food, Fake Food by Larry Olmsted

Find in catalogThe focus of the book is basically food substitution. Highly desirable foods are often replaced by counterfeits that are sold as the real thing. The origins and production of these coveted foods are discussed in detail, as are the regulations meant to protect them. EU goods are better protected than US goods and the author discusses what to look for, official logos and labeling for example, when making purchases. The foods discussed include alcohols, cheeses, fish, beef, and olive oils. The in-depth look at the time, effort, and care taken to produce these foods is fascinating and helps the reader understand and appreciate why they are expensive and sought after. Anyone who enjoys eating good real food will benefit from reading this book.

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