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Great Adventures in Food : A Fresh Market Cookbook Paperback – June 1, 2001

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Great Adventures in Food author Ellen Haas is a long-time activist and consumer advocate who served as an undersecretary of agriculture in the Clinton Administration, during which time she was particularly devoted to the school lunch program. In Great Adventures in Food, Hass's interest in nutrition shows, for example, in her instruction to serve strawberries whenever you have French toast, as this adds a serving of healthy fruit to the meal, and in her explanations of the links between food and health and how to read and decipher product labels. She also addresses food safety, reminding us to pick up prepared foods last at the supermarket and to head straight home from the store to preserve freshness and avoid spoilage.

This lively volume contains a wealth of information, whether it is a list of the 10 favorite fruits and vegetables in the U.S., an explanation of the differences between whole and refined grains, or background on the origins of curry powder. A 30-page table on seasonal fruits and vegetables facilitates following Haas's basic rules for healthy eating. Among the 100 recipes in this book are Broiled Salmon with a Sizzle of Corn and Tomatoes and recipes contributed by famous U.S. chefs, such as Michael Romano's Penne with Asparagus and Red Peppers, which incorporates a touch of butter and chicken stock for deeper flavor. New homemakers and anyone starting a family will find Great Adventures in Food useful, as will older cooks who are newly nutrition-conscious. --Dana Jacobi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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ELLEN HAAS is a leading expert on healthy eating. She recently served as under-secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, and is now the president and CEO of, a nutrition- and fitness-related web site. The mother of two, she lives in Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312280025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312280024
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,425,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "ewfuntimes" on June 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be one for all seasons. whatever the find the food in the market and you can always find a wonderful recipe to go with it. in the spring and summer you find wonderful salads and soups that are refreshing,also lots of good seafood and other fish recipes. in the winter there are lots of good recipes to keep you feeling warm and cozy. also I found this is good for all age groups sp you can give it toa new bride as a gift orfor a young family or an experienced cook and there is something to appeal to each catagory. there are helpful tips everyone can use. and for an extra treat there are wonderful recipes from famous chefs which are simple enough for anyone to duplicate. I believe this book belongs in every kitchen to be used at will. signed...ethel weinberger
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
It was the authors section on grains that caught my attention as a vegetarian. Americans do not eat enough grains or know the wide variety of grains available. Oatmeal and cornmeal and some rices are about all that most people consume, unless they are from another country. Her advise that was common knowledge to our Moms and Grandmothers about how to handle food and store it safely is something families in 2001-2002 need to be reminded of. I also like her suggestions on how to grocery shop and to do the food shopping last before heading home. And keeping an ice chest in the car with cold packs in which to place items that need to stay cold.
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