The book with its subtitle: “Traditional Jewish Wisdom for Healthy Eating,” should be kept readily accessible. The author, a registered dietitian, cites various traditional Jewish sources as well as a 16th century Japanese tea master to motivate us to pick the healthful foods, perform the correct exercises and assist us to cook and eat in the appropriate manner for the well being of our inner soul and physical body.
We are bombarded by the media about the plague of obesity and the increase in diabetes. This tome presents in a most captivating manner how we should go about preparing delicious dishes (there are over 100 recipes in the book), eating in a calm atmosphere, reading food labels, creating the necessary holiday atmosphere, ascertaining food safety, and outlining menus for various occasions.
It is an ambitious work which incorporates the health guide we all need and the spiritual impetus for a good life and a life of good. The clear, first-rate recipes are uncomplicated and this reviewer was intrigued by several. I particularly loved Doron’s Banana Walnut Cupcakes, which contain sauteed bananas for a delectable addition to our repertoire.
As the author encourages us, so do I encourage you to follow her words: La’briut u’b’teavon: “To your good health and enjoyment!” Excellent index, guide to Internet sites, and reference section.