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.