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Positive Cooking: Cooking for People Living with HIV

Positive Cooking: Cooking for People Living with HIV

by Lisa McMillan, John Wincek (Illustrator), Janet Brauer-Kaufman, Jill Jarvie

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Registered dietitians McMillan and Jarvie have teamed with health writer Brauer to create a heartening approach to meeting the special dietary needs of people living with HIV. They focus on nutritionally dense, yet easy-to-prepare recipes and one-week meal plans labeled to indicate their usefulness in combatting symptoms commonly experienced by those with HIV (e.g, diarrhea, alterations in taste, dry mouth and throat, nausea and weight loss). Recipe chapters, which are arranged by course or main ingredient (Healthy Start Breakfasts; Vegetarian Entres), include charts of common symptoms and those recipes that address them. Some recipes include variations tailored to alleviate specific symptoms (e.g., replacing low-fat milk in a Honey Graham Smoothie with soymilk or lactose-free milk if diarrhea is a problem). The authors emphasize the role that a nutritionally sound diet plays in maintaining health for symptomatic and asymptomatic HIV-positive individuals. The generally appealing and healthful recipes (Lemon Yogurt Muffins; Potato-Zucchini Soup; Spinach Squares; Chicken and Artichoke Casserole; Mexican Baked Chicken with Beans) would likely benefit people living with cancer or other chronic, debilitating diseases, and those undergoing chemotherapy or other demanding therapeutic treatments. 30,000 first printing; $30,000 ad/promo. (Mar.)
Library Journal
This work is literally a soup-to-nuts guide to nutrition for people living with HIV and those who care for them. Written by two registered dietitians and a medical writer, all with extensive experience in the HIV setting, it covers much of the same information as Robert H. Lehmann's fine Cooking for Life (LJ 1/97). Both books address such crucial issues as food safety and the importance of maintaining lean body mass, but while Lehmann's book is intended more as a nutritional guide and less as an actual cookbook, the present work is both. More than half of it is devoted to tasty-sounding recipes targeted to specific HIV-related nutritional concerns such as mouth sores and fatigue. Its spiral binding makes it easy to leave open while following a recipe, although it might deteriorate with much library use. A very good book that libraries should purchase.-Linda Gleason, Univ. of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Lib., Newark

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Penguin Publishing Group
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7.54(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.66(d)

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