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Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well) (Vintage)

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For many of us the idea of healthy eating equals bland food, calorie counting, and general joylessness. Or we see the task of great cooking for ourselves as a complicated and expensive luxury beyond our means or ability. Now Peter Kaminsky—who has written cookbooks with four-star chefs (for example, Daniel Boulud) and no-star chefs (such as football legend John Madden)—shows us that anyone can learn to eat food that is absolutely delicious and doesn’t give you a permanently creeping waistline.

Just a couple years ago, Kaminsky found himself facing a tough choice: lose weight or suffer the consequences. For twenty years, he had been living the life of a hedonistic food  and outdoors writer, an endless and luxurious feast. Predictably, obesity and the very real prospect of diabetes followed. Things had to change. But how could he manage to get healthy without giving up the things that made life so pleasurable? In Culinary Intelligence, Kaminsky tells how he lost thirty-five pounds and kept them off by thinking more—not less—about food, and he shows us how to eat in a healthy way without sacrificing the fun and pleasure in food.

Culinary Intelligence shows us how we can do this in everyday life: thinking before eating, choosing good ingredients, understanding how flavor works, and making the effort to cook. Kaminsky tells us what we need to give up (most fast food and all junk food) and what we can enjoy in moderation (dessert and booze), but he also shows us how to tantalize our tastebuds by maximizing flavor per calorie, and he makes delectably clear that if we eat delicious, flavorful foods, we’ll find ourselves satisfied with smaller portions while still enjoying one of life’s great pleasures.

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Think before you eat * Choose the best ingredients you can afford * Understand flavor, and pack us much of it as you can into each bite

As an award-winning food writer, Peter Kaminsky was well acquainted with the occupational hazard of life as a professional eater.  But when his health (and his waistline!) started to suffer, he began to re-think his approach to how and what he consumed. In Culinary Intelligence, his memoir and personal manifesto, Kaminsky explains his practical approach to losing weight: think more about food, rather than less. Here Kaminsky shows, with a hefty dose of humor, the way to better eating without sacrificing on pleasure.

About the Author

Peter Kaminsky wrote Underground Gourmet for New York magazine for four years, and his Outdoors column appeared in The New York Times for twenty years. He is a longtime contributor to Food & Wine and the former managing editor of National Lampoon. His books include Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine, The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass, The Elements of Taste (with Gray Kunz), Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way (with Francis Mallmann), Letters to a Young Chef (with Daniel Boulud), Celebrate! (with Sheila Lukins), and John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgating. He is a creator and executive producer of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on PBS.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307476555
Author:
Kaminsky, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
food;health;cooking
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5.16 x 0.82 in 0.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Think before you eat * Choose the best ingredients you can afford * Understand flavor, and pack us much of it as you can into each bite

As an award-winning food writer, Peter Kaminsky was well acquainted with the occupational hazard of life as a professional eater.  But when his health (and his waistline!) started to suffer, he began to re-think his approach to how and what he consumed. In Culinary Intelligence, his memoir and personal manifesto, Kaminsky explains his practical approach to losing weight: think more about food, rather than less. Here Kaminsky shows, with a hefty dose of humor, the way to better eating without sacrificing on pleasure.

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