the wholefood cookbook
Changing the way you cook with 175 healthy toolbox recipes
by Amber Rose
Massaging Kate Moss and Alexandra McQueen and cooking for Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Gwyneth Paltrow are not typical ways most New Zealanders spend their days but for Kaiwaka-born chef and food stylist Amber Rose these were once ordinary events in her extraordinary life. The book is chatty and personal, with recipes included from extended family members including her 90 year-old grandmother Maida's mint sauce recipe. Above all, Amber says, she wanted The Wholefood Pantry to be useful, proving that it's simple to make your own healthy basics. For instance, she offers several different ways of cooking each type of meat, along with handy hints, and has planned the book so the recipes can work together. The various spice mixes are a particularly useful way to play with a dish, so you can make it Middle Eastern, say, or Mexican-inspired. Gut health has been one of Amber's recent obsessions. For this, she recommends soaking grains to make them easier to digest and making the most of the book's wild fermentations, broth and soup recipes. Overall, Amber say, eating well is about thinking about food in a more sensible, holistic way. "Its not about one particular thing that will miraculously change your life, it's nourishing yourself in all areas and aspects of your food and cooking, not getting caught up in trends.. which is probably not a very trendy thing to say."
Viva Wednesday 23rd November 2016
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