Curling Up with a Good Diabetes Cookbook
Judith Jone Ambrosini
Feb 1, 1999
February seems a good month to view the wintry weather outside from
a comfortable chair, accompanied by a steaming cup of sugar-free hot
cocoa and a pile of diabetes cookbooks. From the many available
choices, here are a few I highly recommend:
- The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic (Third Edition), by Mary Abbott
Hess, LHD, MS, RD, FADA. ($24.95) The recipes are developed with both
good taste and good health in mind. Nutritionists and chefs meet on
common ground, and you will find a wide range of accurate and
well-written recipes with accompanying nutritional analyses.
- The Joslin Diabetes Quick and Easy Cookbook by Frances T. Giest and
Bonnie S. Polin, PhD. ($15) If you want to savor interesting, fanciful
and nutritious meals, but don't have the luxury of time in the kitchen,
then you should pick up this book. The recipes are compact and easy to
follow, and I think you'll be pleased with the results. This book is
worth reading for its good diabetes information. You'll find weeks of
menu planning and restaurant menu choices, and helpful suggestions for
stocking your pantry.
- The Diabetic Cookbook by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson from the
Healthy Living Library, Lorenz Books. ($12.95) When I see a step-by-step
photo companion to a recipe, I feel like I'm not cooking alone. Someone
else has tried the recipe and it works. This is one of the special
attributes I like about this book.
- The Everyday Gourmet Diabetes Cookbook by Mary Donkersloot, RD
($25) is a brand new and very exciting cookbook. Recipes and theory are
intact, and each has a friendly introduction that adds a personal warmth
to the page. You'll find a good explanation of carb counting, along with
hints and tips for a healthy lifestyle. The writer's personality comes
through as conversational, making this an easy read, and the boxed
nutritional calculations are good eye catchers.
Book Reviews, Diabetes
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