America's top chefs are serving up the perfect recipes for the refined tastes of gourmet dining-and they're good for you as well. Inside The Chefs' Healthy Collection are more than 150 tasty recipes from the nation's top restaurants-all of which are remarkably healthy, containing less than 500 calories each.
Peggy Barnes surveyed 77 chefs in 44 cities, coast to coast, challenging their culinary skills to present their best low-calorie dishes. The chefs were asked to submit what they would recommend to their diners looking for gourmet-quality dishes without lots of unhealthy ingredients. The compilation took form as The Chefs' Healthy Collection.
This gourmet guide to fine dining appeals to the tastes of more than just calorie counters. Pastas, appetizers, and desserts are just a sampling of the areas the tackle, and for once the lack of calories does not mean a lack of flavor. Readers, diners, and cooks alike can put away their apprehensions that healthy gourmet dining is limited to bean sprouts and salads.
Using a sophisticated nutrition program created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Barnes has thoroughly accounted for each serving's calorie, fat, and cholesterol content. Each recipe is a flavorful alternative to the traditionally over indulgent gourmet style, and caters to those who seek healthy hearts, watch their weight, and strive to stay fit.
Peggy Barnes is food editor and restaurant critic for Dayton Monthly magazine and teaches at the prestigious DLM Cooking School. She is also a member of the American Institute of Wine and Food as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
THE CHEFS' HEALTHY COLLECTION
By Peggy Barnes
Illustrated by Joseph Taylor
208 pp. 8 x 9¼