Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foodsby Dianne Onstad
Instead of augmenting a diet with additives and supplements, today's food lovers want whole food--as fresh, unrefined and organically grown as possible. Whole Foods Companion is a complete guide to the amazing wealth of natural foods now found nearly everywhere. It includes detailed entries on hundreds of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, herbs and spices, nuts, seeds and oils. 100 illustrations. 360 nutritional tables.
"Wonderful! Whole Foods Companion is a valuable resource. It does make a difference what you eat, and this book describes in detail the range of nourishing organic foods available to all of us."--Alice Waters, founder and owner, Chez Panisse restaurant
Meet the Author
Dianne Onstad is actively involved in nutrition education and the promotion of organic whole foods, with a special interest in living and raw foods. She is the author of five books, including The Vitamin Companion, The Mineral Companion, and A Cup of Sunshine.
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'Whole Foods Companion' is a wonderful resource about foods from the earth. The author, Dianne Onstad, brings us more information in this revised and expanded edition based on her 1994 success! Dianne Onstad is involved in nutrition education, as well as in the promotion of organic whole foods. She even has a special interest in living and raw foods. In this impressive reference book, you will find information such as: Buying Tips, Culinary Uses, Health Benefits, Lore and Legend, and General Information on Fruits; Vegetables; Grains; Legumes; Nuts, Seeds and Oils; and Herbs, Spices and Other Foods. There is also a glossary and an extremely comprehensive index. Despite not having any photographs, this book is quite extensive and thorough. I tried to find obscure items within this text, such as loquats, and I actually did find them. I, also, tried to find some misinformation, such as health information, and was unable to do so. Onstad has done an excellent job once again! In today's world where everything is prepackaged, I find books such as 'Whole Foods Companion' to be a welcome and refreshing change to becoming a healthier eater. For anyone interested in understanding more about their food, how to select it, cook it and what health benefits it provides, then this is a fantastic food reference book of encyclopedic proportions!
This book is for all enlightened chefs who care what their customers eat, not just how much the customers spend. Also excellent for those in the field of nutrition, nutritional healing and holistics. Extremely wide range of all foods both domestic and tropical,and imported, from avocado to star fruit and more. Highly recommended!