May 22, 2006

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I Catch Flak

I've mentioned Jimmy Moore, whose Livin' La Vida Low Carb blog I admire. He recently pointed out in the blog that the name of my column has been changed to Cook Well, Eat Well. He's disappointed that it's no longer specifically a low carb column. A reader at his blog has accused me of "selling out."

Writing is my job, it's true, and I have a mortgage to pay. But the column is a very small part of my income, and there are other things I could do to make money. The column, however, is a bully pulpit, a way to disseminate information through the mainstream media that otherwise might not be there, and a way to reach people who may not buy my books or even know this 'zine exists. But I can only do that if the newspapers carry the column, and if the readers read it. If changing the name of the column is what I need to do to get the chance to give people useful information about nutrition, I'm not ashamed to do that.

Jimmy was also kind enough to review the new cookbook, and he gave it a rave.

Thanks, Jimmy!

Posted by HoldTheToast at May 22, 2006 10:24 PM