Nonprofit group rates 2012's worst cookbooks
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 27, 2012
12/27/12 at 4:46 AM
A nonprofit group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has picked five popular cookbooks as having the most unhealthy food of the year.
"One serving of foie gras in 'The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook' contains more cholesterol than 10 Big Macs," says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., director of nutrition education at PCRM. "These recipes are ticking time bombs for obesity, diabetes and heart disease."
The Five Worst Cookbooks of 2012, according to the group, are:
"The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook." One serving of Squab with Fig Foie Gras contains more cholesterol than 10 Big Macs and about as much fat as 12 tablespoons of lard.
One serving of Squab with Fig Foie Gras contains 1,143 calories, 75 grams of fat and 751 milligrams of cholesterol, according to a nutritional analysis by PCRM's registered dietitians.
"Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches." One serving of Emeril's Monte Cristo sandwich contains as much sodium as half a medium Papa John's pepperoni pizza.
One serving of Emeril Lagasse's Monte Cristo sandwich contains 1,386 calories, 80 grams of fat and 2,439 milligrams of sodium.
"Rachael Ray's My Year in Meals." One serving of Hearty Mac & Cheese with Squash & Sausage contains about as much saturated fat as a package of Original Oscar Mayer Bacon.
Rachael Ray's Hearty Mac & Cheese with Squash & Sausage uses one pound of sausage, two cups of cheese and half a cup of heavy cream for a Sunday supper recipe. Each serving contains 805 calories, 40 grams of fat and 18 grams of saturated fat.
"Fifty Shades of Chicken." Just four Bacon-Bound Wings contain more cholesterol than a 10-ounce New York strip steak at Outback Steakhouse.
"Southern Living: The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook." One serving of the Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole has more cholesterol than eight Cinnabon Classics.
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