What to Eat

Survey Ranks Best and Worst Cookbooks

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a doctors’ group, has just released its list of the five best and worst—i.e., healthiest and unhealthiest—cookbooks of the decade. At the top of the “worst” list: Paula Deen, Bobby Flay… and Julia Child? Leading the pack of the “best” cookbooks is vegan author Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet, followed by Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!). But the survey is already attracting complaints: The Center for Consumer Freedom calls the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine “essentially a vegetarian public-relations project” and say it has a “clear relationship with the animal-rights propagandists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.”