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Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health! [Kindle Edition]

Art Smith
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Book Description

Art Smith, the award-winning, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, returns to the kitchen with Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, a collection of 150 original, delicious recipes that will help you lose weight.

Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith started to exercise and made changes to his diet while continuing to prepare scrumptious meals.

For the first time, he shares his weight-loss secrets and the recipes that helped him keep off the pounds. Filled with stunning full-color photos and easy-to-follow directions, Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort is a culinary pleasure that will put you on the path to a new, healthy lifestyle.

Editorial Reviews


What a fantastic book, an amazing journey, and a refreshing attitude to living a healthier, happier lifestyle. Nice one Art! (Jamie Oliver)

“If you want to learn how to eat healthy, learn from a world class chef who has lost over a hundred pounds. Art Smith has walked the walk” (Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery, NY Presbyterian/ Columbia University)

To live better, as well as eat better, just read this book. The phrase ‘life-enhancing’ is egregiously overused, but both Art and his Healthy Comfort are truly that. (Nigella Lawson)

I always stop at Art’s restaurant when I am in Chicago, I love his food, and his company. I also love the passion that Art has put into this book to help others achieve what he has. (Sarah, Duchess of York)

My friend Art handed me this book, and I can’t wait to have somebody make me these recipes. (Come on, you know I don’t cook!) I think you’ll be as happy as I am. (Whoopi Goldberg)

From the Back Cover

Chef Art Smith puts the power of healthy living within your reach with these delicious dishes. Discover some of the great recipes he created on his journey to health and wellness, and then prepared for his celebrity clients.

Bestselling author, Top Chef favorite, and award-winning chef Art Smith was discovering new innovations in the kitchen, including his beloved cuisine of the South, but neglecting to take care of himself. So he decided to make a change in the way he ate without giving up the foods he loved. By reimagining his favorite dishes and making exercise a regular part of his life, he lost 120 pounds and transformed both his body and his health. Art always knew that fine cooking is a way to show love to others—but now he saw it as a way to show love to yourself.

Art can't resist bringing people together through food. It's partly what made him the success he is today—and his unique reimag-ining of classic comfort dishes has added to his wide appeal. After ten years as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, Smith now cooks for special events for celebrities all over the world. He has been a contributing editor to O, the Oprah Magazine and has made numerous television appearances, including on ABC's A Very Lady Gaga Thanksgiving, Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and ABC's Nightline.

There's no doubt about it: Art Smith's Healthy Comfort is about great cooking and good eating. But Smith also shares his personal journey to good health—including delectable dishes such as Three Cheese Macaroni, Unfried Chicken, and Grilled Hanger Steak with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes that you just won't be able to resist.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3459 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062217771
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NF6X8Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy Comfort May 22, 2013
I love to cook, and love to read cookbooks as if they are novels. Shelf space being at a premium, over the years I've learned to be discriminating about what books I actually add to my collection. Too many purchases made with high expectations only to be disappointed by the reality. So now I first check the public library to actually evaluate a new book before buying. After giving this one a test run, I definitely plan to buy this cookbook.

Art Smith came to fame by being Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, and watching him on her show is how I first became aware of him, although he clearly has expanded his own celebrity chef status. I don't own any of his other cookbooks so I approached this one without any knowledge of past published work. I was curious about this particular volume because it isn't a diet book, but rather a guide for sensible cooking created by a cooking professional rather than a fitness specialist. So, while there is no diet plan, there is a group of well-crafted recipes that are both healthy and tasty. Meals so good it isn't obvious they have incorporated healthy ingredients.

The book contains 117 recipes and is divided into eleven chapters plus an introduction along with a well-designed index in the back of the book so recipes can be quickly located either by name or main ingredient. There is also a motivational note to his readers. The remaining chapters are: You Can Reclaim Your Health, Too! (8 pages;) How I took the Plunge (3 pages;) Breakfast Start the Day Right!; First Courses and Snacks' Soups; Salads; Vegetarian Main Courses; Fish and Seafood Main Courses; Meat and Poultry Main Courses; Vegetable Side Dishes; and Party Day Foods: Treats Big and Small.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational! June 26, 2013
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To be honest, I bought the book more for inspiration. I saw Art on a daytime talk show and found that his enthusiasm for eating healthier was contagious! I wasn't disappointed. The recipes are creative and fun but what I enjoyed most was him telling his story and giving great tips for living healthier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Recipes are just terrible. October 28, 2013
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I have purchased all the other Art Smith books and loved. His new healthy recipes are just awful and book is general is not up to Art's past standards, including the paper for this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Pamela
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Get a great oven roasting pan with a rack (I got a dual purpose cooling rack that is also oven safe and non stick for my roasting pan already in-house) and bake the buttermilk oven-fried chicken recipe first; you will be in love!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No comfort here November 17, 2013
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No good, practical recipes. Not comfort food. Nothing I would eat in this book. Everything is overdone and fancy. I was looking for good, comfort food. Southern cooking. This is comfort food from a fancy restaurant.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift for my friend! September 22, 2013
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My friend loves this cookbook and she and her husband have already prepared several receipes that are delicious and healthy!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Healthy alternatives January 15, 2014
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The book contains a good variety of ideas for cooking dishes as a healthy alternative. Everyone who loves cooking should try it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did not LIke March 7, 2014
By cinmetz
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Recipes are not something that I would implement into our family meals, there were only a couple of recipes that i tried and did not like
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great recipes
Published 12 days ago by Nancy Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthier Recipes for favorite standards
A very good cookbook from a Chef who's changed his life and diet through better eating.
He has taken some favorite standard meals and created a better way to make them in... Read more
Published 18 days ago by DL
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I thought I would find more receips to use, but I onl found a few.
Published 1 month ago by Joyce Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased with the content
Pleased with the content,also I found it to be user friendly and without need to purchase many ingredients.Loved the personal story about Art Smith. Thanks!
Published 1 month ago by Linda L. DiSalvo
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Great healthy and lots of good recipes. Art smith is a great role model thank you Art. You are great
Published 2 months ago by Debra Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect cookbook.
Awesome cookbook for everyone, easy to follow delicious receipes, I highly recomment this book as a gift or for yoursel.
Published 4 months ago by Cris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift!
I gave this cookbook as a gift and have heard nothing but rave reviews about the recipies. Overall good cookbook!
Published 4 months ago by Silofish
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cookbook
This is a nice collection of recipes. It is nice to still be able to make a homey meal especially knowing it's also a healthier one too.
Published 5 months ago by Chris Swartz
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many carbs
I gave this as a gift to my diabetic sister. I wanted a cookbook with a Southern soul food slant. I had read comments about other cookbooks for diabetics that were criticized... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Susan C. Brennan
5.0 out of 5 stars easy read
this book was fun to read , chef art smith's personal inserts make it easy to relate and follow.
easy to follow recepies
I recomend this book to beginners as well as... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Olga Robles
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