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Using the best that the culture of New Orleans has to offer, the authors combine their knowledge of medical health and culinary arts to offer more than one hundred recipes tied to New Orleans events and celebrations. With recipes ranging from Lower French Quarter grillades for Mardi Gras, to oyster-leek bake for Lent and blackened tuna wrap ...
Using the best that the culture of New Orleans has to offer, the authors combine their knowledge of medical health and culinary arts to offer more than one hundred recipes tied to New Orleans events and celebrations. With recipes ranging from Lower French Quarter grillades for Mardi Gras, to oyster-leek bake for Lent and blackened tuna wrap for Jazz Fest, you will be inspired to experience a taste of New Orleans anytime of the year.
In addition to recipes, the book also includes critiques of current diet fads, commentary and facts on balancing intake of alcohol, protein, and carbohydrates, and advice on exercise, vitamins, and much more. Complementing the scientific data are delightful ruminations and ideas for creative ways to experience a healthy good time at New Orleans festivals and events, from second-line parades to second helpings of red beans and rice.
The New Orleans Program: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy Life is emphatically not a diet book. Instead, Dr. David A. Newsome and Chef John Besh intend to inspire people around the country to embrace their belief in "sustained and pleasurable health." Join them in celebrating all the wonderful food and fun New Orleans has to offer and stay healthy doing so!
David A. Newsome, M.D., is the president of the Retinal Institute of Louisiana and was a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University School of Medicine from 1988 to 1995. He received his medical degree from Columbia University.
Chef John Besh was named one of Food and Wine magazine's Top 10 Best New Chefs of 1999 and nominated as Best Chef, Southeast, by the James Beard Foundation in 2005. 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. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
Posted June 6, 2006
We all need a good pot of gumbo. The New Orleans Program has arrived as New Orleanians are trying to rebuild their fabled city from the dust, and as those of us who've had it with diets are trying to find a way to live healthy without joining a cloister. This book, packed with stories and recipes of good food and the good life, is not only interesting and informative it is useful and fun. Even more, it is important. Excessive joie de vivre is not merely a forgiveable sin in New Orleans, it is a celebrated cultural pasttime. The New Orleans Program dials it back a notch without missing the beat. It offers the citizens and denizens a healthy heart with the luxury of a future in addition to the present. This timely book is a meal with power and promise, and sustenance, ready to eat.
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