Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World

Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World

by Sam Kass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451494948
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 85,149
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

SAM KASS was senior policy advisor for nutrition policy in the Obama administration and is currently senior food analyst for NBC News, as well as an advisor to several food technology start-ups. One of the former First Lady's longest-serving advisors, Sam was the executive director of her Let's Move initiative, and helped her create the first major vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and was trained as a chef by one of Austria's greatest chefs, Christian Domschitz in Vienna.

AUBRIE PICK is a food, portrait, lifestyle, travel, and interiors photographer whose work takes her around the world. She has shot several notable cookbooks, including Chrissy Teigen's Cravings and Charlotte Druckman's Stir, Sizzle, Bake. When she is not behind the camera, she can be found hiking the hills of her hometown of San Francisco with her scruffy dog, perfecting her spicy tandoori chicken soup, and plotting her next road trip.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Who I Am, How We Can Change Our Health and Maybe Save the World 9

Eat Better, Not "Right" 23

How to Eat Better (No Willpower Necessary) 27

What Actually Matters 35

Cook a Little More 41

Waste Less 44

What You Can Do Today 45

How to Make a Better Meal 48

Eat More Vegetables 52

Roast Those Vegetables 55

Grill Those Vegetables 73

Eat Those Vegetables Raw 91

Orange Is the New White 116

Be a Better Meat Eater 132

Eat More Fish 135

Eat More Chicken 171

A Little Pork Is All Good 195

Just a Little Beef-but Make it Good 215

Eat More Grains and Beans 225

Acknowledgments 278

Index 279

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Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole premise of the book resonates with me, and reinforces the changes I've already made to my meals. Simple techniques, interesting flavor bombs, and a sensible approach to meal planning are the hallmarks of this cookbook. Highly recommended.
connywithay More than 1 year ago
"Let’s stop trying to making perfect choices and focus on good ones. Let’s be conscious of, but not obsessed with, what we eat. Then the stress will melt away, like butter on hot toast,” Sam Kass writes at the beginning of his book, Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World. ~ What ~ This two-hundred-and-eighty-eight-page oversized hardbound targets those who are want to be more conscious of eating more healthy. Containing over 90 recipes, the book has full-color photographs gracing its pages. Often inserting the writer’s personal history and experiences as chef at the White House under President Obama, the beginning of the book has a 14-page chapter about his background, followed by over 20 pages of how to eat better and tips on cooking more and wasting less. There are 3 sections of recipes that cover eating more vegetables, better meats, and more grains and beans. The ending has acknowledgments and an index. Each recipe has a title with a paragraph or two, sometimes explaining how the author created it for the Obamas. There is a list of serving size, active time, and start to finish time with used-in-order ingredients on the right side of the page, and numbered directions in paragraph format on the left side. Occasionally, a few lines of wording are shaded to make a point, but mainly this is in the first section of the book and the paragraphs explaining a dish. ~ Why ~ I like that this book contains some of the meals President Obama and his family ate while living at the White House. The food creations are geared toward a healthy mindset with no fried or saturated foods. It is obvious Kass enjoys grilling, sautéing, roasting, and charring vegetables and making dishes that include beans. The photographs are mouthwatering and stunning. Some of the interesting and unique recipes are Balsamic Roasted Eggplant with Basil, Charred Zucchini with Yogurt, Chiles, Mint, and Lime, Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad, Apple and Leek Sauteed Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Clams with Shishito Peppers and Lemon, Sauteed Chicken Livers, Warm Barley Salad with Pork, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil, Grilled Rib Eye with 4 Sauces, Farro Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Parmesan, Bulgur with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Pecans, and Bean Salad with Seafood and Herbs ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not like to prepare healthy meals may not be impressed with this book. Others may be disappointed there are no breakfast or dessert recipes. Some may not like that there are no listings of the recipes at the beginning of the three sections, so one has to search the index for answers. ~ Wish ~ I felt the beginning of the book with the author’s history to making healthy food was too extensive. I wish the book included caloric content and more recipes. ~ Want ~ If you enjoy grilling and eating more veggies and beans, this book offers you many healthy options that may impress your friends by stating a United States president and his family ate the same meal. Thanks to the Blogging for Books for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.