Physicians Committee Lists 5 Worst Cookbooks Of 2010

Unhealthiest Recipes From Gordon Ramsay, Ina Garten & Top Chefs

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According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, five cookbooks released this year have stood out from among the rest of their competition -- but not in a good way.

The Committee lists cookbooks from Gordon Ramsay, Ina Garten, Trisha Yearwood, "Top Chef" contestants, Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier as being the "most unhealthy" of 2010:

  • "World Kitchen" by Ramsay
  • "Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?" by Garten
  • "Home Cooking" by Yearwood
  • "How to Cook Like a Top Chef from the makers of Top Chef''
  • "The Primal Blueprint Cookbook'' by Sisson & Meier

Susan Levin, nutritional education director for the non-profit organization, said that the recipes in these books "use some of the worst possible ingredients in terms of nutritional profiles," which is why they are included in the list.

For example, recipes found in these books include a dish from Yearwood that calls for eight large eggs, a pound of bacon, a pound of sausage, cheese tortellini, cheddar cheese, tater tots, and butter. Ramsay's British Pheasant Casserole requires two pheasants, smoked bacon, butter, and double cream. And the "Top Chef" cookbook has a recipe for deep-fried bacon doughnuts.

Regardless of their nutritional content, however, Levin said that the recipes still "taste great." She added, "Of course, something with tons of fat and tons of butter and sugar is going to be appealing to the taste buds. And all of these cookbooks use all of that stuff. To me, it's like cheating."

Source:  Hartford Courant

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