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

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

by Chef John Besh, David Newsome
     
 

With 95 Recipes from Chef John Besh!

"God loves this town. And God loves our people who know how to enjoy all that life has to offer. David and John have really captured that and show you that enjoyment is the key to a healthy lifestyle. I just wish this book had been around when I was their age." --Ella Brennan, Commander's Palace restaurant

"Chef Besh and Dr.

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With 95 Recipes from Chef John Besh!

"God loves this town. And God loves our people who know how to enjoy all that life has to offer. David and John have really captured that and show you that enjoyment is the key to a healthy lifestyle. I just wish this book had been around when I was their age." --Ella Brennan, Commander's Palace restaurant

"Chef Besh and Dr. Newsome couldn't have gotten the New Orleans vibe more right." --Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans trumpeter and cultural ambassador

"The New Orleans Program is the road to salvation; we can still enjoy breaking bread, preparing and eating good food together, and live longer, too." --Joseph J. DeSalvo, Jr., a founder of The Faulkner Society and owner of Faulkner House Books

"Dr. Newsome and Chef Besh have produced a plan that allows us to succumb to the culinary pleasures of this treasure of a city that we live in without killing ourselves. Bravo." --Rosemary James, editor of My New Orleans: Ballads to the Big Easy by Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers

"This is a must-have book about enjoying life and the culinary pleasures from one of America's most renowned food capitals." --Tim McNally, host, The Wine Show, BizRadio 990

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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:
05/28/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
975,446
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(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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