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Dining With the Duchess: Making Everyday Meals a Special Occasion
     

Dining With the Duchess: Making Everyday Meals a Special Occasion

by Sarah Ferguson
 

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Once harshly scrutinized by the unyielding glare of the media, Sarah, The Duchess of York has come into her own as a chic, slimmed-down single mother with a new and exciting career. With her weight woes well behind her, she truly has become a role model for anyone who wishes to turn his or her life around. In fact, her triumph over adversity is just one reason why

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Once harshly scrutinized by the unyielding glare of the media, Sarah, The Duchess of York has come into her own as a chic, slimmed-down single mother with a new and exciting career. With her weight woes well behind her, she truly has become a role model for anyone who wishes to turn his or her life around. In fact, her triumph over adversity is just one reason why she is the perfect Weight Watchers member.

Dining with The Duchess is a unique collaboration, combining the Duchess's taste and style with the culinary and dietary expertise of Weight Watchers. With thirty menus that boast over 125 recipes, Dining with The Duchess is a compendium of easy-to-prepare recipes that are perfect for almost any occasion. Whether it's a simple weeknight dinner, an elegant holiday feast, or a perfectly modern English tea, these menus make everyday meals a fine dining experience. What's more, each recipe features Weight Watchers' revolutionary new 1•2•3 Success™, the weight-loss plan designed for busy people who want to cook and eat delicious meals without guilt. The 1•2•3 Success™ Plan is easy to use; there's no complicated counting, and there are no forbidden foods. Also included for each recipe are points per serving.

In addition, recipes include the basic nutritional breakdown important to any dieter, as well as helpful cooking and presentation tips and hints, making Dining with The Duchess the perfect cookbook for anyone who wants to prepare light, healthy, and delicious meals with distinction and flair. Lively, personal anecdotes precede each menu, offering readers an intriguing glimpse into The Duchess's life and style.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author, the former wife of Britain's Prince Andrew and mother of two children, is an official spokesperson for Weight Watchers. When she was a royal, the Duchess's problems with weight were widely publicized. Attributing her success at weight loss to Weight Watchers (and friends), she adds personal narratives to 125 recipes that mix healthful eating and good taste with considerable panache. Arranged in menus (e.g., Cocktails at Six, A Simple Pasta Dinner, Holiday Buffet), a few suggestions are unexceptional (Genoa Canaps, slices of salami and mustard on party rye; Baby Lamb Chops broiled with garlic and salt). Many, however, yield appealing, uncomplicated fat-reduced dishes: a rolled Turkey Breast with Cremini Mushrooms and Leeks; Risotto di Pavia with asparagus, sherry, shallots and Parmesan cheese; Individual Ginger-Peach Souffle made with dried peaches and egg whites.

Convenience sometimes reigns (Celebration Birthday Cake uses a reduced-fat cake mix and canned frosting). But most recipes, sprinkled with suggestions for serving and substitutions, call for a reasonable number of fresh ingredients that can be combined in straightforward techniques. All come with nutritional analyses and points, the Weight Watchers unit of measurement. The Duchess's commentary is somewhat self-absorbed but will undoubtedly interest readers who follow the royals.

Library Journal
More dieting with Fergie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684849157
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
01/02/1998
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
7.63(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.07(d)

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