"At last here is a book which tells you the whole truth about food! Wendy Cook has brought together an astonishing ensemble of history, culture, aesthetics and recipes related to food. It is a book which unites taste and transcendence." - Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence. "A rich and sensitive philosophical exploration of approaches to nutrition and the family by a thoughtful woman of our time. A how-to-book with difference - it tells you how to live." - Elisabeth Luard, author of Sacred Food. "A great testament to one person's struggle to bring meaning to food." - Professor Tim Lang, City University. "A teaspoon of honey requires 2,000 hours of collecting and transforming by bees. In Foodwise Wendy Cook does the same work of collecting and transforming for us, gathering relevant knowledge about human culture and nutrition that is guided by her wide experience and informed by a love that comes from sharing." - Professor Brian Goodwin, author of How The Leopard Changed Its Spots
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About the Author
WENDY COOK is a writer and speaker on nutritional issues. The first wife of satirist Peter Cook, she gained a reputation as a hostess in the 1960s and 1970s. Born in 1940, she studied art at Cambridge where she met Peter Cook. Later they lived in London and New York during which time Wendy developed cooking and entertaining as her creative motif. When their daughter Daisy developed asthma and conventional medicine had little effect, Wendy began a journey of discovery of complementary treatments and alternative ideas. She studied macrobiotics as well as Rudolf Steiner's approach to nutrition and agriculture (biodynamics). Having discovered how life-changing nutrition can be, she devoted herself to cooking and teaching in clinics, communities and schools. More recently she was resident at Schumacher College while simultaneously studying for a degree in Waldorf Education at Plymouth University.