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The Trans Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet Paperback – September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580085431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580085434
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,745,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The purest, simplest explanation of trans fats on the market... the book is a masterwork of service journalism. -- Newsweek December 1, 2003

From the Publisher

A guide to detecting and avoiding unhealthy trans fats, with 60 recipes for preparing trans-fat–free meals at home.

Recipes include Maple Crunch Granola, Cheddar and Hazelnut Crackers, Blueberry Toaster Waffles, Better-than-Fast-Food Fries, Quick Biscuit Mix, and several variations on old-fashioned piecrusts.

The National Academy of Sciences recently declared that no level of trans fat is safe. It can clog arteries and leads to heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases.

Trans fats are found in more than 40 percent of the processed food on super-market shelves—cookies, crackers, cakes, cereals, toaster waffles, biscuits, piecrusts, and even microwave popcorn!


More About the Author

New York Times food writer Kim Severson's newest book, "Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life," will be published by Riverhead Press on April 15, 2010. Read more about the author at http://www.kimseverson.com.

Here's her bio in a nutshell: Severson has been a staff writer for the New York Times since 2004. Previously, she spent six years writing about cooking and the culture of food for the San Francisco Chronicle. Before that, she had a seven-year stint as an editor and reporter at The Anchorage Daily News in Alaska. She has also covered crime, education, social services and government for daily newspapers on the West Coast.

Severson has won several regional and national awards for news and feature writing, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for her work on childhood obesity in 2002 and four James Beard awards for food writing.

A new edition of Severson's first book, "The New Alaska Cookbook," came out in May 2009. Her second book, "The Trans Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet," was published by Ten Speed Press in 2003.

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A nice explaination for the intelligent lay-person.
The Mad Doctor
I learned a lot of ways to cook my food diffrently after reading this book and how to shop for food.
Dr Adam Weiss
Also, there is just enough detail (versus deadly dull level of detail!).
nekko1

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By "cqkid" on October 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the most well written and researched book that I've found on the subject of Trans Fat. Severson's tone is non-alarmist and spiced with humor. She presents scientific facts and research in an understandable and immediately practical fashion. This doesn't have all "the sky is falling! the sky is falling" rhetoric of Fast Food Nation, and for that reason alone is utterly believable--and sobering.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Gingersnap on October 10, 2003
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This book is presented in an easy-to-read format and is full of great information and fabulous recipes. I finally understand what trans fat is and why it is so bad for you. The recipe for Chicken-Tarragon Potpies is so delicious and easy to make it is going straight into my Family Favorites file. This book should be on everyone's cookbook shelf.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By nekko1 VINE VOICE on January 8, 2004
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From casual newspaper and magazine reading, I was aware Trans Fat were bad for you, but it was eye opening to realize how bad. Severson writes in a very calm, factual way. Also, there is just enough detail (versus deadly dull level of detail!). It is a very quick read, and I would recommend it for all harried moms and dads as we make alot of choices while pounding the aisles at the market, and I know I have changed my shopping choices based on the information I learned in this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr Adam Weiss VINE VOICE on August 4, 2005
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Trans fat takes the reader deep into the food asles of your groccery store- Buyer beware! If you step into any of the asles with food in boxes or wrapedup- your in for a really eye opener!

I learned a lot of ways to cook my food diffrently after reading this book and how to shop for food. This book has brought awarness to the number one killer in our fast food world. Some of the more common foods have trans fatty particles just waiting to enter your blood stream. Highly recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Mad Doctor on March 7, 2005
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I am well-versed on the chemistry here and the book is right on target there. A nice explaination for the intelligent lay-person. What was useful to me was the exposure of all the places this stuff can be found. A few surprises there. Thanks! The last factor is the cookbook. Can't say I have tested that part, but it is great to have yummy stuff that is more healthy. Short and easy to read.
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