Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: Good Food Too Often Given a Bad Name; Voice of the North

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: Good Food Too Often Given a Bad Name; Voice of the North

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Byline: ELENA DICKSON

A KEEN "foodie" myself, I'm always intrigued by food programmes, especially those that involve some "expert" telling us what we should or should not be eating.

I've worked in the food industry since I graduated in food science in 2000 and am often confused about the message that such experts like

to give the public, especially when it involves those products which are always seen to be an issue, namely sausages.

Sausages have been a staple all over the world for thousands of years: the frankfurter, salamis, chorizo and best of the lot, the great British Pork Sausage.

The image of the sausage has been ruined by the "value" types you now find in the supermarket or served up on a burger van. It always seems to be these products which are highlighted in food programmes and ultimately give a good food a bad name.

Tuesday night's Channel 4 programme, You Are What You Eat, was presented by Gillian McKeith and discussed the diet of a gentleman who ate a fair amount of sausage. …

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