Stefan Gates on E numbers

Author(s): Stefan Gates


E621, E160a carotene, E160d lycopene, E101 riboflavin, E300 ascorbic acid, E330 citric acid, and E296 malic acid are the ingredients of an everyday, ordinary tomato. E249 is used to preserve bacon, another option is crystallized human urine. This work celebrates 'E's', the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients.


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Tie-in to BBC2 primetime TV series airing in April 2010, called Stefan Gates on E Stefan Gates is an award-winning broadcaster - intelligent, intrepid and funny The first comprehensive and relevant guide to E numbers since E for Additives

Stefan Gates describes himself as a 'food adventurer', a gastronaut. He has written and presented a series for BBC 2 called 'Cooking in the Danger Zone' where he travelled to the world's most difficult and dangerous places to find out how people survive. He presented the magazine programme for BBC2 'Full on Food' and he is now working on his second series of 'Gastronuts' for CBBC, a series that he developed. In 2009 he also broadcast a series called 'Feasts' on BBC 4 which took him around the world in search of cultural feasts, festivals and celebrations. He is intelligent, intrepid, and funny and he loves food. He sees food not just as fuel but also as adventure, drama, revelation and laughter.

Part One - The fascinating outrageous bit 1. Introduction - why did I write this book? I love food but I hate bullshit. 2. What is an E-number and what are they made from and why are they in my food 3. Are E-numbers good for you? Coffee and chocolate would never be given an E-number if an application were made. Why? There are 190 E-numbers that aren't approved for use and several that have been banned after being used for several years. Should you be worried? 4. Nature good, science bad? What natural, fresh foods have known toxins and carcinogens? 5. Extraordinary E's 6. Bad E's - the MSG debate, Hyperactivity, The Southampton Six. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? 7. Are E-numbers killing us? 8. Why are we afraid of E's? The hoaxes. 9. What is wrong with cheap food? 10. Is there a food industry/supermarket/government/scientist conspiracy 11. Don't be afraid -read the label Part Two - The big list of E's Complete listing of all EU approved E's with individual breakout boxes on key additives asking: what is it, what is it doing in my food, is it good or bad for me, what products am I likely to find it in and how much can I safely eat? Part Three - Appendices: Alphabetical list of substances; Halal E's; Kosher E's; Organic E's

General Fields

  • : 9781840915617
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : April 2010
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stefan Gates
  • : Paperback
  • : 2011
  • : 664.062
  • : 304