Review by Booklist Review
The hyperbole of the title notwithstanding, this hefty guide to healthy eating and cooking does serve up a well-rounded three-course feast of information. The authors are published health and nutrition writers, and they present a set of eight basic dietary guidelines--not rigid rules--that reflect nutrition research, food availability, and current lifestyles. These guidelines are outlined in part 1 and elaborated on at length in part 3, backed up by more that 40 pages of references and sprinkled with charts and boxes of additional information. Sandwiched between these sections are more than 200 pages of recipes that emphasize whole foods, variety, and balance. All recipes are meatless, using little added fat, and stress the use of vegetables, fruits, soy products, and beans as protein sources, and copious dollops of yogurt and yogurt cheese as the best dairy alternatives. There are no surprises here, just a comprehensive, well-packaged look at the party line of healthy eating for a public overwhelmed and confused by the latest nutrition news. --Penny Spokes
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