I caught this post by Michael Ruhlman today:
He seems to try to make a distinction between those with allergies versus intolerances, and those who keep their diets to themselves versus those who "proselytize," but I feel that he winds up sounding like a rather breathless critic of paleo eating, or really anyone who claims to suffer from leaky gut or other deleterious effects from various foods. (As an additional irritant, his comment about having evolved to consume hot dogs made little sense.) I often seem to take issue with Pollan in a similar vein - talented writers and foodies who have perhaps waded into too deep water for those lacking a good understanding of biochem, physiology, disease processes, etc.
At any rate, what say you? Is Ruhlman (I do love his Ratio book dearly) committing food "fascism" (and may I also say that I dislike the way that word gets tossed around) here himself? Was his advice to Heather sound? Is there a latent misunderstanding going on?