Have You Heard About... Lobsters Scream when You Boil Them

…the screaming lobsters? This food myth is debunked in Lobsters Scream when You Boil Them: And 100 Other Myths about Food and Cooking by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Lobsters don’t have vocal cords. If you hear a whine, it’s their joints whistling. Food prepared at home is safer then food prepared at a restaurant. Not necessarily so. Restaurants have health inspectors. Eating candy causes acne. Think about this. Eating carrots helps your eyesight. Maybe. A gas stove is better than electric. This argument will go on forever.

Just because you’ve heard these things forever from your Mom, Grandma or the foodie guru on TV, doesn’t necessarily make them correct. With insightful info on the why’s and why not’s of 100 food myths, this book is presented in a funny and easy-to-read way. It has short headings so you can skim through the book fast or pick a favorite topic. Several recipes are also included.

 

Reviewed by Terry (staff)