Award-winning food and travel writer Larry Olmsted will discuss his New York Times bestselling book Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It at a lunch at the Club.
Olmsted s well-researched expose reveals how often what we eat isn t what it seems. (Parmesan cheese made of wood pulp or fake lobster rolls, anyone?) Eye-opening. PEOPLE magazine
Olmsted boldly walks readers through a course in food authenticity that covers olive oil, cheese, Champagne, seafood, steak, coffee, and more. Readers will be inspired by his intensity and clarity, and floored by how far some counterfeiters go to fool consumers and some historic food institutions go to protect their products and their names. Olmsted s research is impressive, and he lets no stone go unturned. He lets the terrifying facts speak for themselves, adding just a little humor . . . Olmsted s sharp language will hopefully put fires under counterfeiters everywhere . . . With the guiding hand of a good friend and prose that keeps the reader s eye moving, Olmsted insists that readers shop better and cook more. Publishers Weekly, starred review
Equal parts foodie chronicle and investigative expose . . . Real Food / Fake Food is less treatise than guidebook, showing readers how to navigate an increasingly complex food system. Outside Magazine
Please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to make your reservation (please note that the dress code for this event is business casual; denim is not permitted).
Larry Olmsted writes the "Great American Bites" column for USA Today and is the travel and food columnist at Forbes.com, where his column was named one of the World's Top 100 Travel Sites. A longtime member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Golf Writers Association of America, he covers food, wine, and spirit topics, including regional food specialties, production, health, consumer issues, celebrity chefs, and restaurants worldwide. He appears regularly on radio and television and is a frequent contributor to the Dr. Oz Show. Olmsted, who has visited more than forty countries around the globe, is of the author of two books on golf and Getting into Guinness. (In the process of writing that book he personally set or broke three Guinness world records). He teaches nonfiction writing at Dartmouth College and lives with his wife live in Vermont.
"Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet." --Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue Bible series