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Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!
     

Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!

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Art Smith, the award-winning, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, returns to the kitchen with Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, a collection of 150 original, delicious recipes that will help you lose weight.

Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith

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Art Smith, the award-winning, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, returns to the kitchen with Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, a collection of 150 original, delicious recipes that will help you lose weight.

Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith started to exercise and made changes to his diet while continuing to prepare scrumptious meals.

For the first time, he shares his weight-loss secrets and the recipes that helped him keep off the pounds. Filled with stunning full-color photos and easy-to-follow directions, Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort is a culinary pleasure that will put you on the path to a new, healthy lifestyle.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Several years ago, when Smith "tipped the scales at 325 pounds," he signed on with a health coach who got him "walking, biking, and eating right." In this self-help-cookbook hybrid, the slimmed-down celebrity chef and restaurateur describes these successful recent shifts in his personal diet. Smith (Back to the Table) notes, "The most important word in my new, updated and powerful vocabulary is whole," and he reminds himself to eat "foods as close to their whole and most natural states" as possible, offering ideas and recipes here for dishes that are delicious and nutritious. Breakfast might mean steel-cut oats with Greek yogurt and blueberries, for example, or soft-poached eggs with a root vegetable hash. Lunch could be a bowl of yellow tomato gazpacho, three-bean turkey chili, or miso corn chowder. Salads and seafood feature prominently among his choices as well. Smith includes brief sections on everyday habits, too, giving common-sense advice on selecting cooking oils and healthy carbohydrates. And though name-dropping in the narrative (Oprah Winfrey is a client, President Obama is a Chicago neighbor) occasionally gets annoying, it does not detract from his overall goal: providing a practical framework for good, healthful eating. (May)
Jamie Oliver
What a fantastic book, an amazing journey, and a refreshing attitude to living a healthier, happier lifestyle. Nice one Art!
Duchess of York Sarah
I always stop at Art’s restaurant when I am in Chicago, I love his food, and his company. I also love the passion that Art has put into this book to help others achieve what he has.
Paula Deen
“Comfort food is a way of life in the South. When I was flipping through Art’s pages, I couldn’t help but want to make them right away. Recipes like his Barbecue Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Salad and Three-Bean Turkey Chili will definitely keep me comin’ back for seconds!”
Nigella Lawson
To live better, as well as eat better, just read this book. The phrase ‘life-enhancing’ is egregiously overused, but both Art and his Healthy Comfort are truly that.
Whoopi Goldberg
My friend Art handed me this book, and I can’t wait to have somebody make me these recipes. (Come on, you know I don’t cook!) I think you’ll be as happy as I am.
Mehmet Oz
“If you want to learn how to eat healthy, learn from a world class chef who has lost over a hundred pounds. Art Smith has walked the walk”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062217776
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
410,988
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Art Smith, who was Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, owns several restaurants across the country, including Table Fifty-Two, Art and Soul, Southern Art, LYFE Kitchen, and Joanne Trattoria. He was a favorite on seasons one and four of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, has appeared on the cover of Parade magazine, and has been featured in Cooking Light magazine. He is a regular contributor to StandUp magazine, the proceeds of which benefit the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, which raises awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying. In 2003, he and Jesus Salgueiro founded a nonprofit organization, Common Threads, which is America's foremost after-school hands-on cooking program for low-income children to learn to cook wholesome and affordable meals.

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Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health! 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
domynoe More than 1 year ago
I love Art Smith and can hear his voice in my head as I read about the recipes. He takes some traditionally not so healthy recipes and healths them up. I'm really looking forward to trying some of them. On the downside, the picture section was not included with my version of the ebook and there were some issues with the ereader going from one section to another (though I'm not sure if this was a book problem or a reader problem). None of the recipes look particularly complicated, though a few may have ingredients most of us don't keep (but then, I've noticed that's common to most cookbooks). Looking forward to digging in!
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First hint pictures borrow then buy hard cover for keeper this et al frankly the secret is regular meals moderate portions and alternate types of "comfort" like music friends a dog reading hobby like painting knitting a dog keeps you out exercising course you can have an over weight dog beware of alternate addictions and tine lock on refrig