I read lots of book blogs, of course, but also a handful of blogs by dietitians. So, I’m thrilled that I can help spread the word among book bloggers and their readers about a new book club starting at Around the Plate, one of my favorite nutrition blogs. See the introductory post for details: Our First Book Club Read Is….
I love the first selection: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden, a book I’ve read and have many questions that I hope the nutritionists in the group will be able to answer. It informed a lot of the way that I eat today, much of it corroborated by other books I’ve read. But there are also suggestions in the book that I follow but have seen dissenting information in other books. And, there are other pronouncements from the book that I was unwilling to follow and have been supported in those decisions by other sources. More than any nutrition book I’ve read (and there have been a lot), this book has caused me to question both its conclusions and the advice in all of the others. All of which makes it an excellent candidate for discussion.
It looks like it will be a live discussion format on September 29, so there is plenty of time to read the book. As I recall it’s a big fat volume, but nicely laid out with lots of white space. There will be pages and sections that you can easily skim if you know, for example, that it doesn’t matter how healthy beets are, no one in your house is going to eat them.
This is my late and short Weekend Cooking post. Be sure to visit Beth Fish Reads for more posts on what bloggers are cooking up this weekend, Weekend Cooking: Review: Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe by Alisa Huntsman.