Monday, August 05, 2013

More Evidence It's Not Just Restaurants Where Portions Have Grown

Reminiscent of the work of Brian Wansink and Collin Payne who showed that those few recipes that found in every edition of the Joy of Cooking from 1936 through 2006 grew with time, here's a group from Denmark who've gone and done the same with seminal Danish cookbook "Food" with editions from 1909 through 2009.

What'd they find?
"The mean portion size in calories from a composed homemade meal increased by 77%. The mean portion size in calories from meat increased by 27%, starchy products increased by 148%, vegetables increased by 37% and sauce increased by 47% throughout the years."
Well at least they're eating more vegetables....