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The Angry Chef

Narrated by: Malk Williams
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Summary

Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There's GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating.... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science?

Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioural economists, food scientists and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant.

At the end of it all you'll have the tools to spot pseudoscience for yourself, and the Angry Chef will be off for a nice cup of tea - and it will have two sugars in it, thank you very much.

©2017 Warner Anthony (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Great!

A funny and thorough account of food nonsense. I want to give copies to so many people after finishing it!

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Timely, entertaining review of pseudoscience

I hadn't read the angry chef blog before I heard about this book, but I'm so glad that I now know about it. the book is entertaining, witty and well written and provides a clear tour through the excesses of the exploitative food pseudoscience world. it's narrated well and is a pleasure to listen to.

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Good, but not very focused

This book certainly contained a good deal of valuable information, and at times it was very entertaining and even humorous. I might even listen to it again, so I would certainly recommend it. However, I did feel that it would have benefited from a bit more focus and structure as chapters often felt like they blended into each other. Often it just felt like one big rant against all things Gwyneth Paltrow, which, although fun for someone that like myself can't stand the whole 'eating clean' fad, sometimes felt a bit much.

Also, the whole 'Science Columbo' thing... what was that all about? It got better in the end but it did feel forced sometimes.

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interesting take on fighting pseudoscience

This book is an entertaining listen and provides a light hearted but serious take on pseudoscience in nutrition and diet. The swearing is not always necessary but the narrative style engages and makes a compelling case for reason and evidence based diet. I have come across pseudoscience for years and the stories he shares are easy to relate to.

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really enjoyed this book and the performance was the best I have come across.i will look out for books by these two again .

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Sensible and amusingly written

It's great to hear a well put together, well researched and coherent debunking of all those dishonest, misleading fad/historic diets and food regimes.
Nicely read too, bringing colour to the various characters and quotation.

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Informative; with food for thought!

Interesting and thought provoking read. surgessing we use our own common sense to determine what we put in our bodies and not to listen to hype.

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An eye-opener - obvious when explained.

insightful take on what's been proved... i.e. very little. Frank, to the point and better for it!

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Do you want to be negative or positive about life?

If you like to complain and look at the negatives in life, this book is for you. If you prefer to look at the positives in life to see how you can improve and enjoy your life more, this is not the book for you.

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