New Orleans Program: Good Food, Good Health, Good Times

New Orleans Program: Good Food, Good Health, Good Times

by Chef John Besh, David Newsome
     
 

The New Orleans Program: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy Life recipe book is emphatically not a diet book. According to the authors, “Diets create unhappiness. We seek healthier and more vital lives for ourselves and our loved ones.”

With over 97 recipes tied to events and celebrations from Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest, Dr. Newsome and Chef Besh intend to

Overview

The New Orleans Program: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy Life recipe book is emphatically not a diet book. According to the authors, “Diets create unhappiness. We seek healthier and more vital lives for ourselves and our loved ones.”

With over 97 recipes tied to events and celebrations from Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest, Dr. Newsome and Chef Besh intend to inspire people around the country to embrace their belief in “sustained and pleasurable health.” Dr. Newsome also includes a foreword about Hurricane Katrina and its impacts.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Newsome, nutritionist and head of the Louisiana Retinal Institute, and Besh, an "Iron Chef" winner and restaurateur, have designed a plan for "healthy eating, adequate exercise, and a self-nurturing spirit." Inspiration came after Newsome treated an obese child with cataracts and diabetes-related eye problems; he created a clinical program to help her and others. The authors say their plan is "not a diet" because "[d]iets don't work. Diets produce unhappiness." Rather, they say, gradual changes will lead to better health. This exhortation is hardly new; the book's New Orleans-centric approach, however, with recipes and anecdotes about holidays from Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest, isn't common diet fare. The way in which the book is organized is confusing; "Notes from Chef Besh" are mixed in with recipes, scientific information and stories about New Orleans. It's a not unpleasant mishmash evocative of a large dinner served family-style but readers looking for a cohesive, step-by-step breakdown of the program will not find one. They will find copious data about food, exercise tips and plenty of recipes for everything from a roux to Low-fat Red Beans and Rice, and Sea Scallops with Squash Sauce. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589803442
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,188,146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Named one of Food and Wine magazine’s Top 10 Best New Chefs of 1999, Chef John Besh is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. In 2001, he opened Restaurant August in New Orleans, which was named one of Travel + Leisure’s Top New Orleans Restaurants and listed on Gourmet’s Guide to America’s Best Restaurants.

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