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EP 854 Are The Hottest Food Trends Healthy?

Summary: Food fads come and go and the science behind what's considered healthy can change over time. So, how do our current diet trends stack up?
Air Date: 9/5/17
Duration: 20:57
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Jonathan Deutsch, PhD
Jon-DeutschJonathan Deutsch, PhD, is Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science at Drexel University. Before moving to Drexel, Deutsch built the culinary arts program at Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) and the PhD concentration in food studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. At Drexel, he oversees the Drexel Food Lab, a student-driven product development and food innovation lab focused on solving real world problems for industry and good food projects.

He is the author or editor of six books, including Barbecue: A Global History (with Megan Elias), Culinary Improvisation, and Gastropolis: Food and Culture in New York City (with Annie Hauck-Lawson) and numerous articles in journals of food studies, public health and hospitality education.

He earned his PhD in Food Studies and Food Management from New York University (2004), his culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America  (AOS, Culinary Arts, 1997), and is an alumnus of Drexel University (BS, Hospitality Management, 1999).

A classically trained chef, Deutsch worked in a variety of settings including product development, small luxury inns and restaurants. When not in the kitchen, he can be found behind his tuba.
  • Book Title: Culinary Improvisation, and Gastropolis: Food and Culture in New York City
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/drexeluniv
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrexelNews
EP 854 Are The Hottest Food Trends Healthy?
Food fads come and go and the science behind what's considered healthy can change over time.

So, how do our current diet trends stack up?

From avocado toast to protein-packed cereals, Dr. Jonathan Deutsch breaks down how today's most popular snacks are increasingly starting to include much-need vitamins and minerals.

He discusses how you can pick nutritious "junk" food that still satisfies your cravings and how to balance indulging in delicious treats without going overboard.
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