Hollywood Dish: More Than 150 Delicious, Healthy Recipes From Hollywood's Chef To The Stars

Hollywood Dish: More Than 150 Delicious, Healthy Recipes From Hollywood's Chef To The Stars

by Akasha Richmond
     
 

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Hollywood's celebrities expect only the best-especially when it comes to food. That's why they turn to Akasha Richmond, Hollywood's favorite healthy chef.

In Hollywood Dish, Akasha brings her A-list menus to the rest of us. She offers more than 150 recipes from her favorite experiences as a chef and caterer, including theme parties and holiday dinners for

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Hollywood's celebrities expect only the best-especially when it comes to food. That's why they turn to Akasha Richmond, Hollywood's favorite healthy chef.

In Hollywood Dish, Akasha brings her A-list menus to the rest of us. She offers more than 150 recipes from her favorite experiences as a chef and caterer, including theme parties and holiday dinners for some of today's top stars and parties for MTV awards shows, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Grammy Awards. Mouthwatering but surprisingly simple recipes include Cinnamon French Toast with Pomegranate-Cherry Compote, Wild Salmon and Artichoke Salad with Green Tea Ranch Dressing, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Cod with White Peach Salsa, Short Ribs Braised with Chinese Flavors, Crispy Fruit Crumble, and Sundance Chocolate Torte-all deliver fresh, authentic flavor and are made with wholesome, tasty ingredients.

But Akasha offers more than just recipes. She is the authority on Hollywood's long-standing tradition of healthy eating. From the early health-food pioneers to today's healthy-living trailblazers, she weaves a fascinating history of food trends, stars, and events that have made Hollywood the health capital of the world. With each recipe, she shares the nutritious culinary habits of the stars of the silver screen, including Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, and Gloria Swanson, as well as today's hottest celebrities, like Madonna, Tom Cruise, and Tobey Maguire.

Now you, too, have the chef to Hollywood's A-list at your disposal. To create chic, healthy, delicious food, all you need is Akasha Richmond's Hollywood Dish.

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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
"When people on the Hollywood A-list want healthy but chic food at their parties, they call Akasha Richmond."
Pierce and Keely Brosnan
"Akasha combines a wealth of knowledge with artistic skill and real talent to create food that nourishes body and soul as well as the taste buds!"
Library Journal
Hollywood chef and caterer Richmond (The Art of Tofu) has created a cookbook that is both entertaining and informative. The kitschy layout uses titles from movies to organize the chapters and, in addition to over 150 recipes, is chock-full of health food history and famous names. Although a chapter is devoted to seafood, poultry, and meat, there is a heavy emphasis on vegetarian cooking-the author is a contributing editor to Vegetarian Times magazine-and many of the recipes could be adapted for a vegan diet. Ingredients such as spelt (a relative of wheat) and chia seeds (yes, like the pet) may not be easy to find outside of major metropolitan areas, but Richmond includes a list of mail-order resources. There are recipes for all occasions, and Richmond's easy manner and detailed instructions make it suitable for beginners. Purchase where interest in healthy cooking is high. Not to be confused with Nick Grippo's Hollywood Dish (1998).-Rosemarie Lewis, Broward Cty. P.L., Ft. Lauderdale, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583332412
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/19/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

Michel Nischan
"With doable recipes and nostalgic text, Hollywood Dish is entertainment with the exceptional added bonus of easy recipes that are good for taste and tummy!"
author of Taste Pure and Simple and Homegrown Pure and Simple
Billy Bob Thornton
"Being allergic to wheat, dairy products, and shellfish, it makes it pretty hard to find good food just anyplace, and you have to come up with a lot of creative ways to eat like a normal human being. Akasha was my savior. She has found ways to make everything that I have ever dreamt up, without wheat and dairy, and makes it taste like regular people's food. She's my friend and my culinary goddess."
Mollie Katzen
"Akasha shines as brightly as any of her impressive clients! Bottom line, she is a great cook--utterly original, full of integrity, and always passionate. This book will be valued equally for its recipes and its really fun story-telling."
author of Moosewood Cookbook

Meet the Author

Akasha Richmond is the chef/owner of Akasha's Visionary Cuisine, which has prepared meals and catered parties for numerous celebrities and Hollywood events. She is the cofounding chef of Eaturna, an all-natural food company devoted to revolutionizing the way people eat, with delicious and beneficial meals for every day. She is also a contributing editor to Vegetarian Times magazine, a national spokesperson for Silk Soymilk, and a consultant to natural food companies and restaurants. Visit her website at chefakasha.com.

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