Tag Archives: Fake

Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

This article was previously published December 17, 2016, and has been updated with new information. Consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015.1 The popularity of the Mediterranean diet made olive oil a $… Read More »

Anthony Bourdain doc director admits to using A.I. to fake voice

The new Anthony Bourdain documentary features a range of voices weighing on the all-star chef’s life — including a computerized version of Bourdain himself. Director Morgan Neville deployed A.I. technology to create a voice-over reading of an email the late chef had written in “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,” according to an interview with… Read More »

Should You Eat the New Fake Meats?

Over time, meat substitutes have gotten increasingly more like real meat. The question is, are these newer, so-called virtuous alternatives to meat healthier than the real meat they mimic? Friends of mine used to run a vegetarian restaurant. Their customers would come in and interrogate them about menu items: what kind of oils were used in… Read More »