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article imageYou Aren't What You Eat debunks the 'Foodie Myth'

By Richard Mccallum     Nov 16, 2012 in Food
London - Food has become more than a fuel or even a fashion it has in fact become an international obsession.
Author Stephen Poole 's new book exclaims that foodist intolerance is on the rise and that we should rebel against the facism of foodies
The Food Network is now more popular than MTV. When you are invited to dinner you should not be shocked to receive an instagram in your smartphone illustrating what you will be served along with a very long and dull history of that dish and the scientific relevance of the preparation.
Your better half is rocking a look that is eerily similar to Daphne Oz on The Chew she now steadfastly refuses to eat anything not endorsed by Mario Batali.
Your children speak in fake Scottish accents; their conversations peppered with swearing and often ending any discussion with a fevered scream of "Get out of my sight!."
Today, The CBC Radio One Network The Current with Anna - Marie Tremonti aired an interview with British author Stephen Poole whose latest book delivers the idea that the 21 century may go down in history as the age of gluttony and that modern culture is so preoccupied with the cult of personality that celebrity chefs are now considered deities and every dish has become "iconic".
For some of us that have been milking the "food as porn" concept to the hilt, his tome is a surprising and welcome wake- up call.
Just eat the Monday fish special already!
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