Top positive review
Delicious complete meals that are fit and filling
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2018
When I first started to cook as a home chef, I stumbled upon The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. It was a revelation, instructions and techniques that I still take to heart a decade later. The binding may be thrashed and the pages stained, but most of the lessons and recipes that I learned are memorized. Since then I've found a few books that have a few good recipes and ideas, and others that got donated away. But nothing had been anything like Simple Food, until now; maybe this could see the same worn out binding.
My wife had me get this because she wanted some healthier recipes and this book advertised them. We have been on a marathon of cooking recipes from this book the past week, and every one has tasted fantastic. These are not small portions to get the calories down, or leafy salads that leave you hungry. The meals have been filling and very tasty.
Each recipe lists the nutritional info on the page for easy reference if you are counting nutritional values and easy ingredient lists and simple to follow instructions. Ramsay also provides insights and techniques to eating and cooking healthier meals.
Overall the book is going to give you a lot of really good ideas to get cooking meals that have lower calorie content, but aren't going to make you feel like you are on a diet. And some of these, like the Cauliflower Tabbouleh and Lamb, are going to get added to my all time favorite list of meals to cook, healthy or not.