Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted

Why You Don't Know What You're Eating &
What You Can Do About It

PRESS

 

CBS THIS MORNING:

Do You Really Know What You’re Eating?

Watch the Interview with Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell here. WATCH NOW.

 

TIME:

“Your Fridge Might Be Full of Fake Food.”  READ MORE

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL:

"Think You Bought Red Snapper? Don't Be So Sure." READ MORE

 

ESQUIRE:

“Here's What's Really in Your Sushi and 13 Other Foods You Eat Every Day Is nothing sacred?” READ MORE

 

ABC WORLD NEWS:

"Breaking Down Food Authenticity With Larry Olmsted." WATCH NOW

 

GOOD DAY NEW YORK FOX:

"How To Spot Fake Foods." WATCH NOW

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S GRUB STREET:

“Is There Any Way to Avoid Food Fraud?”  READ MORE

 

INSIDE EDITION:

"For The Love of Cod! Some Restaurants Are Serving Cheaper Fish Than What's on the Menu, Investigation Finds." WATCH NOW

 

PEOPLE MAGAZINE:

"Grocery Stores Are Selling You Knockoff Cheeses - Plus More Food Fraud Revealed." READ MORE

 

BON APPETIT:

Kobe Beef in the US is Basically a Huge Sham. READ MORE

 

USA TODAY:

"The Truth About Fake Food." READ MORE

 

CNBC NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT:

"What's Really in Your Food," with Andrea Day. WATCH NOW

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH:

"The Tuna and Salmon in Your Sushi is Not Actually Tuna and Salmon." READ MORE

 

FOX NEWS

"Food fraud rampant throughout US restaurants and supermarkets, book reveals." READ MORE

 

WTNH/ABC CONNECTICUT STYLE

"Real Food/Fake Food With Larry Olmsted." WATCH NOW

 

EATER.COM

"How to Avoid the Most Common Fake Foods on Restaurant Menus." READ MORE

 

DIANE REHM SHOW (NPR):

“When we try to be mindful about what we eat, we choose healthy fats like olive oil, lean proteins like seafood, and maybe we occasionally splurge on some fancy Japanese steak or a glass of champagne. But according to food and travel writer Larry Olmsted, too often such foods are not actually what we think they are. In fact, they are cheap substitutes. It’s not just a question of getting what you pay for: in some instances, these fake foods might be bad for your health.”

Listen to the full radio interview segment from Diane Rehm’s Washington DC studio. LISTEN NOW.

 

LEONARD LOPATE SHOW, WNYC:

"How to Spot Fake Food, from Sawdust Cheese to Artificial Crab Meat." LISTEN NOW.

 

VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO (VPR):

“Really Fake: Vermont Author Details What's Actually In Your Food.” LISTEN NOW

 

TOWN & COUNTRY:

“Following a wave of recent food scandals and high-profile exposés… Americans are increasingly nervous about what they are eating…a comprehensive look at the world's most delicious foodstuffs, why they matter, and how they are widely imitated in everywhere from supermarkets to Michelin-starred eateries.” READ MORE.

 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS:

“In his new book Real Food/Fake Food, Olmsted delves deep into the dark aspects of the food chain in America, revealing the dirty secrets about how our food is marketed and labeled - and what's right and especially wrong with what we eat.”  READ MORE.

 

THE GLOBE AND MAIL (CANADA):

“the food you’re eating may be masquerading as something else.” READ MORE.

 

UNITED AIRLINES HEMISPHERES:

“In his new book Real Food/Fake Food, author Larry Olmsted explores some of the world’s most beloved artisanal foods – and the low quality, even dangerous counterfeits often sold in their place.” READ MORE.

 

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY:

“Readers will be inspired by his intensity and clarity, and floored by how far some counterfeiters go to fool consumers... 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, and he alerts shoppers to use a keener eye and a more questioning mind when choosing a restaurant or grocery aisle. " READ MORE.

 

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE:

“Olmsted, a Forbes and USA Today food columnist (and perhaps Outside’s only record-holding contributor), is a globe-trotting gourmand out to expose the scams and shams in the unregulated global food industry. It’s Bourdain Lite, with some eyebrow-raising revelations about what’s on your plate. Hint: don’t order the Kobe beef sliders. $27.95; Algonquin. Available July 12."  READ MORE.

 

TIME.COM/MONEY:
"Adulterated oil is just one example of food fraud. Some of the biggest items that are faked or mixed with fillers include coffee, tea, orange juice, and apple juice, according to Larry Olmsted, author of the book Real Food, Fake Food."
READ MORE.

 

BUSINESS INSIDER:

"The Kobe beef served at restaurants across the US might not be what you think it is.” READ MORE.

 

TORONTO STAR:

“Food Scams Rampant, New Book Suggests.” READ MORE.

 

KIRKUS REVIEWS:

"In his solidly researched new book, USA Today food and travel columnist Olmsted, a well-traveled and knowledgeable food writer, takes readers on an enlightening but frequently disturbing culinary journey. While providing fascinating insights into where and how some of the most delicious food products are produced, the author also reveals how often these are imitated to detrimental effect."  READ MORE.

 

POPSUGAR.COM:

"The Truth About What’s Really In Your Food Might Shock You. I highly recommend reading." READ MORE.

 

FIRST WE FEAST:

“These Dishes Are Some of the Biggest Scams in the Food Industry.” READ MORE.

 

BUSINESS INSIDER

“Expert reveals 3 expensive restaurant foods that are often fake.”  READ MORE

 

DELISH.COM

“14 Foods You Eat Every Day That Aren't What You Think They Are.” READ MORE

 

BOOK REVIEW - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS:

"Food Fraud: Meticulously Researched Page-Turner Exposes Unregulated Industry of Deception." READ MORE

 

MEN'S JOURNAL:

"We're All Paying Top Dollar for Fake Food." READ MORE

 

NATIONAL POST (Canada):

"Seven Takeaways from Larry Olmsted's Real Food/Fake Food." READ MORE

 

 

Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted
Real Food Fake Food Larry Olmsted