by Andrew Weil, MD & Sam Fox with Michael Stebner
Little, Brown & Company, $29.99, 255 pages
Home cooks now have an additional resource to prepare healthy, enticing dishes with Andrew Weil’s new book, True Food. True Food offers over 125 recipes coupled with beautiful photographs. The book begins with an overview of the “True Food” pantry. A few of the items will be new to some readers, but an easy explanation follows each ingredient. Starting with breakfast, the book continues on to appetizers, salads, soups, seafood and meats, pastas, vegetables and desserts. Interspersed throughout are articles revolving around various health issues, such as the anti-inflammatory diet, loving raw kale, or proper portions, to name just a few. The recipes often have unexpected ingredients such as orange juice in the quiche recipe. Overall, these are recipes you will need to plan for, as it is unlikely you will have some of the lesser known ingredients on hand. True Food would be a valuable resource for the experienced cook that desires to create healthy meals with fresh, whole grains that nourish the body, mind and spirit. The book is well-organized, easy to follow, and provides inspiration for cooks that want to learn to prepare healthy, beautiful food.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff