Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Written by juicing pioneer and juice machine marketer ``The Juiceman'' Kordich, this primer will attract readers hip to a new health craze. Juice is the health food of the moment, a tonic, some believe, for various maladies. And while the author is cautious about depicting his juices as panaceas (he heralds juicing simply as ``a magnificent way to feed the body with valuable vitamins and minerals''), he clearly believes people should use juicing for what ails them. Recipes like ``the blemish blaster'' are fully designed with sickness in mind. Yet not all the juices are medicinal. Included are some interesting fruit combinations: morning blush (pineapple and pink grapefruit) and ginger jolt (apples, pears, gingerroot). The two ``milkshake'' recipes--``creamsicle in a glass'' and strawberry shake--are inventive, calling for fresh-squeezed fruit juices and a too-tiny-to-be-toxic smidgen of nonfat dry milk. Recipes, however, are really a small portion of the volume. Kordich delves into the nutritional values of assorted fruits and vegetables, and gives information about purchasing and storing perishable produce. He also includes a question-and-answer section about juicing, containing his very practical solutions to some of juicing's challenges. Author tour; BOMC alternate. (May)
Television's ``Juiceman'' Kordich has collected nearly 100 of his favorite fruit and vegetable juice recipes along with a general introduction to the health benefits of juicing. The book nearly glows with the author's enthusiasm for his mission, helped along by the sunny colors and summery, fruity tastes of his mixtures with names such as Tropical Sunset, The Key Wester, Crimson Song, and Tangerine Sky. In addition to the standard carrot and apple, Kordich has created quite a number of unusual juice combinations; he even manages to make Red Pepper Juice sound appetizing, although the jury is still out on Sweet Potato Magic. To his credit, Kordich makes no outrageous health claims, although it is clear that he attributes his own good health to a daily regimen of fruit and vegetable juices and a low-fat, high-fiber diet. Kordich's book is not the last word on the subject, but it is filled with new, unusual, and delicious recipes to add to your juicing file. Recommended for most libraries.-- Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., Ore.
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Pineapple-Cherry SmasherPineapple-Lime-Cherry Juice
One serving about 8 ounces
The Color of this juice is beautiful, but you will also appreciate the energy boost and great flavor.
2 (1-inch-thick) pineapple rounds, preferable organic
1 lime, with the skin
2 to 2 whole, pitted cherries for garnish
1/2 pineapple chunks for garnish
If the pineapple is not organic, remove and discard the skin. Cut the rounds into strips. Cut the lime into narrow wedges. Process the lime wedges and pineapple strips in juicer. Add the pineapple chunks and the cherries for garnish.
The Bunny HopCarrot-Spinach-Turnip Leaves-Watercress Juice
One serving about 8 ounces
This "rabbit food" juice provides you with so many nutrients you will feel powerful enough to take on Mr.McGregor.
10 spinach leaves
4 turnip leaves
4 springs of watercress
Trim the carrots and cut them into 2- to 3-inch pieces. Process the vegetables in the juicer.