Use Cookbooks, Gain Weight?

on May 1, 2009

If you're looking for a cookbook full of healthy recipes, you may want to check the shelves of a used bookstore. A recent study found that each of 18 classic recipes in the 2006 edition of The Joy of Cooking had increased by an average of nearly 900 calories compared to their counterparts in older versions of the cookbook. The researchers blame the inflation on pumped-up serving sizes and a shift to higher-calorie ingredients-the 2006 version of Beef Stroganoff, for example, calls for one cup of sour cream compared to the three tablespoons required in the 1997 edition. That's what we call a heavy-handed change.

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