From Publishers Weekly
Pirello (Cooking the Whole Foods Way) offers this happy, almostsingsong primer for those who are intrigued by-but still unfamiliarwith-a whole foods diet. An in-depth introductory section, withinformation on everything from the dangers of dairy to the basics ofbeans and tips for getting started in an all-around healthy lifestyle,can help readers understand what they're getting into. Recipes arefairly simple, comforting and sensual-Caramelized Shallot and RoastedPepper Linguine, Sautéed Cucumbers with Peaches and Blood Orange Tartwith Caramel Sauce are examples of the tempting entrieswithin. Amusing "Did you Know?" sidebars with quick tidbits about thebenefits of whole foods and herbs such as basil are good reminders ofwhy someone might want to eat whole foods, and the recipes in thisbook make that seem like an enjoyable goal to attain.
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About the Author
In 1983, Christina Pirello was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. With little prospect of help from conventional therapies, she turned to a nutritional program using a whole foods approach. Now, after more than 15 years cancer-free, Christina Pirello is the Emmy award-winning host of Christina Cooks! on National Public Television, teaching whole foods cooking classes and lecturing nationwide. Christina is the author of Cooking the Whole Foods Way, Christina Cooks, and, most recently, This Crazy Vegan Life. She and her husband publish a natural foods magazine, Macrochef.