Saturday, August 29, 2009

By Chef Tom Valenti

Chef Tom Valenti is a diabetic himself, but he is also a chef. He owns two restaurants in New York, Ouest and West Branch. Food and Wine Magazine named him as one of America's Ten Best New Chefs.

His wonderful cookbook feature 250 healthy, delicious recipes prepared with the diabetic diet in mind, but anyone wanting to improve their diet should have this cookbook in their kitchen.

I think this quote from Chef Tom Valenti sums up his philosophy, “There’s a common misconception out there that … diabetes is a virtual death sentence for your dining pleasure. I’d like for this book to obliterate that way of thinking.”

From breakfast to hors d'oeuvres to desserts, the cookbook focuses on fresh ingredients and cooking at home. The photographs are amazing and will make your mouth water. The book is beautifully done with nutrition information for each recipe as well as plan ahead tips and exchanges.

For information about diabetes, visit
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