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Gordon Ramsay's cookbook named worst of 2010 for unhealthy recipes

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 - 6:55pm IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI
The food in the book Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen: Recipes from the F-Word has been given a scathing review by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

TV chef Gordon Ramsay's cookbook has been voted worst of the year for its unhealthy recipes.

The food in the book Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen: Recipes from the F-Word has been given a scathing review by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Calling the cookbook a recipe for disaster, the group said, "Ramsay has travelled to the ends of the Earth to bring back dishes that will wreak havoc on your health," reports the Daily Mail

His British Pheasant Casserole made with two birds, smoked bacon and lashings of butter and cream was blasted by the doctors for its contribution to artery clogging.

Also being sent to the naughty step by the physicians is country singer Trisha Yearwood whose Home Cooking book was said to be 'loaded with fat and cholesterol', declared the doctors.

Her book includes a dish that calls for eight large eggs, a pound of bacon, a pound of sausage, cheese tortellini, cheddar cheese, tater tots, and of course a ton of butter.

"They use some of the worst possible ingredients in terms of nutritional profiles", said Susan Levin, nutrition education director for the nonprofit organisation.

She added, "They're using lots of heavy cream and butter and going all out in terms of fat and calories."

The tome How to Cook Like a Top Chef by the creators of the hit cooking show was also slammed for including recipes like Laurine's Bacon Donuts served with chocolate and beer sauces.

Sweet housewife and Food Network star Ina Garten is likened to a murderer of vegetables in her cookbook, Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips.

The medics wrote: "In her new book, she weaponizes simple, healthy vegetables with high-fat meat and dairy products."

And the doctors who aren't happy with the belly bombs had special vitriol for cookbook The Primal Blueprint which it said, 'sets back evidence-based nutrition nearly two million years'.

The book includes 'an entire section of cholesterol-laden recipes for offal - entrails and internal organs.'

Levin said that cookbooks lately have either been one extreme or the other-toward really healthful cook or offering recipes for things like the deep-fried bacon donuts.

"Of course, something with tons of fat and tons of butter and sugar are going to be appealing to the tatstebuds. And all of these cookbooks use all of that stuff. To me it's like cheating," she said.




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