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Life-Changing Foods; the Paleo Diet; the 50 Best Foods; Please Explain

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Friday, November 08, 2013

James Oseland, Alan Richman, and Louisa Ermelino describe the food experiences that changed their lives. John Durant talks about his Paleo Diet. Edward Behr explains how to find “the best” version of 50 foods. And this week’s Please Explain is all about beer, how it’s made, and what separates a kölsch from a stout.

Life-Changing Meals

James Oseland, Alan Richman, and Louisa Ermelino talk about their life-changing food experiences. They’re contributors to A Fork in the Road, a collection of  original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs.

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The Paleo Diet

John Durant, a proponent of the Paleo Diet, argues for an evolutionary approach to health. His new book The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health looks at the health secrets of our ancient ancestors. He address what we eat and why we eat it, the purpose of exercise and functional movement, and how to lead a healthy, purposeful life.

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The Essentials of Good Taste

Edward Behr talks about the foods that every food lover should know and gives advice on buying, using, preparing, and enjoying food. 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Tasteexplains how to how to select top quality food as well as how to prepare, serve, and eat it. He also names the most complementary foods and flavors and the wines that go with them.

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What's In a Chicken Nugget?

Dr. Richard deShazo of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the lead author of the article "The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads 'Chicken Little'” in the American Journal of Medicine, talks about his investigation into what, exactly, chicken nuggets contain. Surprise: it's not all chicken meat.

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Please Explain: Beer

Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer and author of The Brewmaster’s Table, talks about beer—where it comes from, how it's made, and the wide varieties of brews.

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Guest Picks: Ann Patchett

Find out what writer (and bookstore owner) Ann Patchett has been reading lately!

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