SIRC Media Watch Archive
Comment and Opinion – September 2003

Little White Lies? A year ago we reported on the celebrity chef Raymond Blanc's apparent attempts to rewrite human nutrition theory. We noted his novel idea that sugar acts like "sandpaper on our artery walls … the bits of artery that have been abrasively rubbed with sugar make the perfect site for saturated fats and cholesterol to attach themselves to" … At the end of Blanc's diatribe against sugar … he made a promise: "Within the next year all my recipes both at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and Le Petit Blanc will ban sugar and replace it with natural alternatives" … what has happened since he made this solemn vow? Full story.