The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries

The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries

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by Sam Talbot
     
 

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Sam Talbot is a professional chef, restaurateur, surfer, painter, philanthropist, and, since the age of 12,
type 1 diabetic. Yet he has not let the disease stop him from living a rich life packed with energy, adventure, and achievement—culinary and otherwise. In his first, much-anticipated book, he recounts how diabetes has affected but not compromised his

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Sam Talbot is a professional chef, restaurateur, surfer, painter, philanthropist, and, since the age of 12,
type 1 diabetic. Yet he has not let the disease stop him from living a rich life packed with energy, adventure, and achievement—culinary and otherwise. In his first, much-anticipated book, he recounts how diabetes has affected but not compromised his life or career, and he shares his own tips—alongside those from other famous diabetics like Halle Berry, Larry King, and Tommy Lee—on how to handle everything from work and hobbies to relationships and travel with discipline and enthusiasm.
To round out this advice, he offers bits of foodie wisdom and 75 innovative recipes for fresh, all-natural dishes anybody, diabetic or not, can prepare and enjoy.

Heartfelt, entertaining, and backed by real-life experience and solid medical expertise, The Sweet Life will give readers hope, inspiration, and the proof they need to realize that life with diabetes isn't about diabetes: It's about living.

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Sam Talbot is a professional celebrity chef (he made it to the Final Four on Bravo's Top Chef), a restaurateur, a surfer, a philanthropist, and since the age of 12, a Type 1 Diabetic. He even wears an insulin pump. In The Sweet Life, he combines his expertise with his experience, delivering both numerous memorable personal stories about his condition and 75 original recipes for fresh, all-natural dishes that diabetics and non-diabetics can enjoy. More than a cookbook; more than a memoir.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605290959
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
536,864
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

SAM TALBOT was runner-up on Season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef. His latest restaurant, Imperial #9 in Soho's Mondrian Hotel, opens in early 2011. He lives in New York City.

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Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Linda21LS More than 1 year ago
It was great to read Sam's story and how he's able to live with diabetes. His stories of travel were great, my personal favorite was the one in Japan. Being a non-diabetic I was inspired to live and eat better, not only for myself but everyone else in my family, especially those with diabetes. I realized that you can't change completely overnight, but the little steps help (cutting out sugar and using natural sweeteners instead). The photos are beautiful and the recipes are great and super delish! My favorites are Lemon Basil Roast Chicken, Pan-Roasted Shrimp with Wheat Linguine, and the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. The recipes are full of flavor and pretty easy. Sometimes finding certain ingredients can be challenging, but it's worth it in the end. I discovered my love for different foods that I never knew existed (shirataki noodles), thought I'd try or even like (kale chips!) and the benefits of them. I think it's a great buy for those who just want to live a healthy life, not only those with diabetes. This was my first cookbook that I've ever bought and it will forever be my favorite. As Sam says, "Cook Nice."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unique book ! A touching story about his life as a diabetic and recipes that he has created to help with the diabetic journey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago