This week on a brand new episode of The Main Course, hosts Phillip Gilmour and Alexes McLaughlin are in studio with journalist and author Mark Schatzker, whose book “The Dorito Effect” recently hit the shelves! Chatting that the key to reversing America’s health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor, Mark shares how our approach to the nation’s number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs or any other specific nutrient. Instead, we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor and the tastes we crave and the underlying nutrition. With in-depth historical and scientific research, “The Dorito Effect” casts the food crisis in a fascinating new light, weaving an enthralling tale of how we got to this point and where we are headed. Tune in for a fascinating show! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.


“Nutritional wisdom: is the idea that your body is, on some level, aware of its own needs, like thirst… the question is how far does that go?”

“Everything that is right with food and wrong with food is explained by flavor.”

“Whole foods are getting blander and processed foods are getting more flavorful.”

Mark Schatzker on The Main Course