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It is time to re-learn simple food

Angela Tilby

by Angela Tilby

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 @ 12:05

Jamie Oliver has got into trouble in his new book for suggesting that the poor would do well to copy the diet of a Sicilian street-cleaner whom he claims to know, and who feasts on mussels, cherry tomatoes, and pasta.

He has a point. Simple food can be sustaining, healthy, and free of the gunk that clogs arteries and leads to obesity and early death. As someone who has always been overweight (although nearly always on the virtuous side of the clinical state described by the "o" ...

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