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Whole Foods Companion
A Guide for Adventurous Shoppers, Curious Cooks, and Lovers of Natural Foods
By Dianne Onstad
"Wonderful...Whole Foods Companion is a valuable resource. It does make a difference what you eat, and this book describes in detail the range of nourishing foods available to all of us."
óAlice Waters, Chez Panisse
In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of her invaluable WHOLE FOODS COMPANION, Dianne Onstad offers the definitive guide to a rapidly growing world of food lovers who insist on whole, healthy often locally-grown foods, and want to learn more about them.
Encyclopedic in scope and friendly in tone, WHOLE FOODS COMPANION includes entries to more than 400 different foods, from the common green pepper to fennel and the quince and amaranth. You will learn about each plantís origin, its culinary uses and health benefits. Detailed charts give nutritional values for each food in its various forms, and helpful food preparation tips are offered throughout. While WHOLE FOODS COMPANION is authoritative enough to serve as the primary resource for professional chefs and food experts, it is geared toward home cooks who want to know more about the ingredients and foods in the markets and kitchens.
More than a reference guide, WHOLE FOODS COMPANION is a lively read. Entries offer sidebars on the lore and legend surrounding a particular food. You will learn that in biblical times the cucumber was believed to ward off snakes and deadly insects. And Bohemian lore says, a homely girl who dances among the leaves of the flax plant on her 17th birthday will become beautiful. Filled with helpful nutritional information and interesting facts, WHOLE FOODS COMPANION is an essential addition to every kitchen.
Dianne Onstad is actively involved in nutrition education and the promotion of organic whole foods, with a special interest in living and raw foods. She is the author of five books, including The Vitamin Companion, The Mineral Companion, and A Cup of Sunshine.
Ms. Onstad is available for interviews. To request a review copy, please contact Jon-Mikel Gates at [email protected], 802-295-6300, ext. 111.
Available, January 2005 |Paperback | $35.00 |1-931498-62-9| 8x10 | 552 pages