Bowden, Jonny with Jeannette Bessinger. The Healthiest Meals on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What Meals You Should Eat and Why. Fair Winds: Quayside. Jul. 2008. c.368p. photogs. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-318-9. pap. $24.95. COOKERY
Verdict: Unfortunately, the recipes do not include nutritional values, but most people will find the book an interesting and different approach to healthy cooking. Recommended for most culinary collections.
Background: Nutritionist Bowden (The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth) is again exploring health y nutrition. The emphasis is on polymeal options, which are composed of ingredients that enhance heart and blood vessel health. Readers will find the work organized in an unusual way, with the first ten chapters arranged around a polymeal menu, usually made up of four dishes. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with additional information about key ingredients and includes a pantry list as well as suggestions for menu substitutions based on recipes from other chapters. A typical menu includes Calf Liver with Green Onions, Sweet Beets and Greens, Veggie Slaw with Flax Oil, and Almond Butter Apricot Cookies. Bowden focuses on developing a high-nutrition polymeal that minimizes the use of sugar and simple starches (such as white flour or white potatoes). Other chapters focus on one pot polymeals (such as Slow Cooker Chicken Curry or Quinoa Risotto with White Beans, Arugula and Parmesan) and beverages. - Library Journal Xpress Reviews
About the Author
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology, is a nationally known expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health. He is the author of several best-selling titles, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He is the nutrition editor for Pilates Style, a contributing editor for Clean Eating, and a columnist for both America Online and Better Nutrition. His work has been featured in dozens of national publications (print and online) including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Self, Fitness, Allure, Essence, Men's Health, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Woman's World, Fitness, Natural Health, and Shape. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA. Visit www.jonnybowden.com.