Book Review: A Good Food Day

A Good Food Day
By Marco Canora with Tammy Walker

Reboot Your Health with Food that Tastes Great 

What is a good food day? A day when feeling well and eating well go hand in hand. Imagine a whole day in which every meal is full of healthy and delicious ingredients. After years of thoughtless eating that led to weight gain and poor health, chef Marco Canora knew he had to make every day a good food day - but he wasn't willing to give up flavor for health. Instead of dieting he decided to make simple, natural recipes fit for a food love's palate. Marco explains the secret powers of good for you ingredients (such as low-GI carbohydrates and alkaline-forming greens), and then builds them into recipes that are all about satisfaction, such as Amaranth Polenta with Tuscan Kale, Black Rice Seafood Risotto, Citrus-Spiked Hazelnut and Rosemary Granola, and Chickpea Crepe Sandwiches. He covers techniques to coax natural flavor out of dishes, including infusing seasoning into vegetable salads and pounding fresh herbs and spices into lean meats. To make a lasting change in your diet the food you eat has to be delicious. A Good Food Day is for people who love real food, and know that healthy and flavorful can go hand in hand. 

Marco Canora's Italian-inflected cooking at Hearth and his former restaurant Insieme has earned him critical acclaim. His first cookbook, Salt to Taste, was nominated for a James Beard Award. He has been profiled in the New York Times, Food & Wine and The Huffington Post. He was a finalist on The Next Iron Chef and a judge on Chopped and Top Chef; and has appeared on Today, Martha Stewart, and Nightline. He lives in New York with his family.

Of course as a housewife in training (I'm only half kidding) I've been practicing my cooking skills quite a bit so of course I'm excited to look at cookbooks. The story behind A Good Food Day is great and there's information on what to stock up on in the pantry and refrigerator the rest of the book is divided into sections like Breakfast, Great Grains, Fish, Sweets and Snacks. All of the recipes have great pictures with them, and look delicious. And although they are a little harder than what I'd make day to day it's completely do able. If you like Vegan Holiday Cooking or In Her Kitchen this is for sure a book you should read. 

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