5 Favorite Foods That May Be Faking You Out (PHOTOS)

by Julie Ryan Evans April 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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Kobe Beef

You know that delicious Kobe beef we all fork over big bucks for because it's just so damn good? Turns out, it's not even Kobe beef. Larry Olmsted at Forbes calls it food's biggest lie. He says you can't even get Japanese beef in this country, and we're just eating “Faux-be” beef.

You know that delicious Kobe beef we all fork over big bucks for because it's just so damn good? Turns out, it's not even Kobe beef. Larry Olmsted at Forbes calls it food's biggest lie. He says you can't even get Japanese beef in this country, and we're just eating “Faux-be” beef.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Julie Ryan Evans

can be found writing from coffee houses wherever she may be. The quality of her days is largely influenced by the seat she nabs and whether a protein plate is available.

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elasmimi
elasmimi
May 3, 2012 at 12:42 AM

What's the big problem with slideshows? If you're mobile I can see it, but ...

elasmimi
elasmimi
May 3, 2012 at 12:44 AM

The farmer's market thing is a point I have tried to make before. We really don't know where our food comes from unless we grow it. And not everyone can do that. I can't. Can't even grow marigolds. My husband will be upset about the Kobe beef, though, since he raves about how much better it is than American beef. I never could tell the difference.

MamaB...
MamaBear2cubs
May 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Olive oil? Really? We love our Olive Oil!

MamaM...
MamaMandee
May 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Interesting! 

coppe...
copperswifey
May 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Good article. I didn't know a lot of that stuff. I would be mad if my milk was watered down. I pay over $4 for a gallon of it. :/

Leele...
Leelee1008
May 6, 2012 at 12:22 AM

not digging the slides either... just saying.

Anyway, I buy evoo, but I dont care about brand so much, I just buy whatevers on sale. Sorry but it frys my chicken for chicken parm so much better then veggie oil.

mamivon2
mamivon2
May 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Thanks for the article

Saman...
Samanthamommy
May 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM

slide shows are annoying.

Wish2Be
Wish2Be
May 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

This is sad about the olive oil, but honestly if you buy a cheap $3 bottle versus a $10 bottle...you can certainly taste a difference. Its like a wine...

I love olive oil, so I am still going to keep buying it.

dixie...
dixiegurl223626
May 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I like real food!

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