Stephen Yafa - Grain of Truth

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Featuring bread & olive oil!

Like Michael Pollan before him, Stephen Yafa amiably merges science, history, biology, economics, and the always contentious world of nutritional fact and myth. Grain of Truth does not set out just to bash wheat bashers, but to offer us a viable alternative to going gluten free. Most importantly, Yafa tackles the questions that matter to us, straight on: What’s in gluten that’s so controversial? How can these complex proteins be broken down into safe digestible units by most of us who don’t suffer from celiac disease? What valuable fiber and nutrients do we lose when we give it up? Why can we digest pasta in Italy without stomach upset but not in the United States? Is there a way to consume gluten comfortably and benefit from the experience?

Stephen Yafa, the author of Cotton, is a novelist, a playwright, and an award-winning screenwriter. His writing has been appeared in numerous online and print publications including Salon, Playboy, Details, Rolling Stone, The Rotarian, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Grain of Truth: The Real Case for and Against Wheat and Gluten Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594632495
Availability: Special Order
Published: Avery Publishing Group - May 12th, 2015

A Pollan-esque look at the truth about wheat: meal or menace?