Are the foodies at The Washington Post reading The Slow Cook?
A little more than a month ago I wrote about my father's quadruple bypass and Nina Planck's book "Real Food" under the heading "Is Cholesterol a Myth?" The question was whether the fetishistic approach to eliminating all traces of animal fat from the diet, fanatical exercise and a prescription for Lipitor are really the path to good health.
Nina Planck lays out the case for embracing traditional foods such as whole milk, yogurt, eggs and pastured meats and rejecting the industrial diet of factory-made foods and processed fats. This week the lead story in The Washington Post's food section is titled "The Great Divide: Who Says Good Nutrition Means Animal Fats?" and it's all about the growing number of consumers following the lead of advocates such as Planck and Nancy Fallon of the Westin A. Price Foundation. Fallon, along with unorthodox nutritionist Mary Enig, authored the book "Nourishing Traditions." Both Fallon and Enig are frequently cited by Planck, who also is a follower of Westin Price.
There's also plenty in here about our local raw milk contingent. I read the piece while spooning from a dish of the yogurt I made this week from our delivery of unhomogenized whole milk and heavy cream from South Mountain creamery.
Naturally, the medical profession does not approve of Planck, Fallon or the Westin Price Foundation, calling the evidence traditionalists rely on "antiquated." Fallon, who lives here in the District of Columbia and enjoys eggs and a thick layer of butter on her bread for breakfast, gave this retort: "Would you jump off a building because the law of gravity was discovered 300 years ago? This is good science."