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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Alain Braux International Publishing, LLC (September 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984288325
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984288328
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,393,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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April 15, 2013. The Reluctant Gourmet

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Bonjour! My name is Alain Braux. I am a French chef and nutrition therapist.

About 15 years ago, after fattening my customers with my fine French pastries, I became more and more intrigued by the effect on food on one's health. That lead me to study the macrobiotic philosophy of eating and became a macrobiotic counselor and then a B.S in Holistic Nutrition. I am working with a private clientele afflicted with specific food challenges such as gluten and dairy allergies, Celiac disease, children with ADD/ADHD and many more. For more information, please see: www.alainbraux.com.

So far, my four books have garnered a series of book awards:

Paleo French Cuisine won:

- Best Cookbook at the 2013 Paris Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook - International category at the 2013 International Books Awards.

Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10/Day won:

- Winner. Best Cookbook at the 2012 Paris Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook - Regional category at the 2013 International Books Awards.
- Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook category at the 2012 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Finalist in the Nutrition category at the 2012 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the 2012 New York Book Festival

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food won:

- Winner. Best Cookbook - Health category at the 2013 International Books Awards.
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Paris Book Festival
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable mention at the 2011 New York Book Festival
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival

How to Lower your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food won:

- Best Cookbook Award at the 2010 Paris Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2009 DIY Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival
- Was a Finalist at the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2010 New York Book Festival

As a Nutritherapist - someone that uses food as a healing medium - I strongly believe that given the right diet, our body can prevent most of our modern degenerative diseases and I try my best to help people affected with these diseases to regain a normal life.

As a French chef, I also firmly believe that eating healthy food does not mean eating bad-tasting food. I make a point to provide my clients with a diet that they can only eat but also enjoy eating. What's the point of trying to get better with food you do not want to eat. Have you tried to eat hospital food lately? How do they expect you to feel better with those barely defrosted limp bland vegetables, overcooked unknown meat and mint Jello. In my opinion, sick people need to eat fresh and great-tasting food loaded with vitamins, minerals and natural phytochemicals provided by nature.

I sincerely hope my books will help you live a healthier and happier life without the help of potentially harmful drugs, the exact same way I did. Merci for trusting me with your health.

Chef Alain Braux
A Votre Sante. To Your Health

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Excellent recipe book for a tight budget.
Michele Whiteaker
This book full of information, tricks and wonderful tasty recipes will prove that wrong.
Raymond Martin
Once again Chef Alain Braux has written a stunning book.
HombreTel

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HombreTel on December 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Once again Chef Alain Braux has written a stunning book. More than just a cook book French Cuisine for less than $10 a day is a life style guide to help you save money, eat good tasty food but most of all to eat healthily.

Alain accepts that in today's busy world it is not always easy to purchase, prepare and cook the foods necessary to promote a healthy life style but he makes suggestions on how you can ease into a system to transform your eating habits. He gives hints and tips on buying food, what to look out for in the various food shops you'll come across and suggests bulk buying when possible. He explains various methods of cooking to keep the food you've purchased at its best and most nutritional and why certain cooking methods, deep fat frying, grilling etc, etc is bad for the food and ultimately bad for you.

Alain gives a lot of information about the food industry and the government's part in that industry that will surprise and even shock you. He condemns all processed food because it reduces the nutritional value the processing causes. There are pages of other useful and interesting information surrounding every aspect of eating.

Eat fresh and organic should be Alain's motto.

Finally there are of course pages of fine tasty recipes, simply explained so you can follow them with ease. We particularly enjoyed his Grilled Pork Chops in Mustard and Sage plus the Spicy Chicken with Basil, two fine recipes that tasted yummy and kept within the budget, you can't say fairer than that.

My rating 5 stars out of 5.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jimmie Lanley VINE VOICE on December 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
Beyond a COOKbook, Healthy French Cuisine is more of a FOODbook. About half of the book is devoted to nutrition, eating in season, and cooking techniques. My resolve to eat healthy by buying more local, in season produce was strengthened by reading Chef Alain's recommendations.

The second half of the book is the seasonal recipes. Almost every recipe has modifications for a gluten free version. The emphasis is on eating fresh, healthy, and frugal by buying produce in season when it is at its cheapest and most nutritious. I made homemade tomato soup for the first time ever and discovered that I actually like it when it isn't out of a can! Other favorites were the chocolate truffles (made with prunes!), salmon leek wraps, and maple glazed pork chops.

If you want a cookbook to stretch you with new ingredients and new methods, try Healthy French Cuisine. If you want recipes full of a can of this and a packet of that, look elsewhere. This is real cooking with real food.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary, signed copy of Healthy French Cuisine from the author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lakeerieartists on November 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have just finished reading Healthy French Cuisine for Less than $10 a day, and I am wowed by the information in the book. This is not just a cookbook, but it is more of a lesson in how to eat from fresh ingredients we find in our local farmers markets or gardens. The book is easy to read, and the recipes are also easily followed. Everything is very clear cut.

The only criticism that I have is that I would first have to stock my kitchen with a lot of foods that I cannot find at my local supermarket or grocery store before I could make most of these recipes. Many of the stock items used in the recipes need to be purchased at a whole food store or health food store. Once I got stocked up, I could find the majority of the fresh foods at my farmers market or local grocery food chain.

I have never cooked French food before, and these recipes make it seem a lot more accessible to the regular person. As a person with a very busy schedule, it is good to know that there are alternatives to buying lunch out, but I don't think that I will give up my restaurant eating out too soon.

Definitely recommended to anyone who is interested in eating local, fresh, and healthy foods, as well as anyone who is looking to save money on their food over the long run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Citoyenne de la Terre on September 15, 2012
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Executive Pastry Chef, Master Baker, Nutritherapist, Macrobiotic Counselor, author of culinary books, Chef Alain Braux because of his experience and studies presents easy, healthy,affordables,balanced recipes with an open mind,diplomacy, respect, realism, clarity,humor and Love .I support is combat and engagement for building a better quality of Life for our minds and bodies .
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