Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) pcrm.org 1/13/10
A new PCRM report finds that many cookbooks released or revived in the last decade encourage readers to consume more fattening meat-heavy meals at a time when record obesity rates mean that Americans have never needed more encouragement to eat nutritious low-fat foods. “These high-fat recipes help explain why America’s obesity-related medical spending doubled over the past decade,” said PCRM nutrition director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. “You’d need a magnifying glass to find a vegetable in some of these cookbooks. But the good news is that a growing number of chefs are offering tasty meatless recipes that can help us stay trim and healthy.” The decade’s best cookbooks… The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!) by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen, The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn, Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello.
A current hot number . a combination of healthy food and de facto diet (oven-baked "fries" and vegan recipes)
The authors are not lab-coated diet docs; they talk girlfriend to girlfriend with potty-mouthed candor.. Despite Skinny Bitch's flip, earthy tone, the authors are dead serious about changing what people eat by making veganism hip. The original (Skinny Bitch) is a manifesto against how animals are treated and the typical American diet. Kitch explains how to implement the revolution in your kitchen.
.the smart-talkin' girls are back with a recipe book that demonstrates both their signature style ("Chow the hell down") and their tasty, meatless substance.
... sequel to the fabulously successful diet book with attitude, this will inspire anyone to don their apron to see what they can whip up. Whether it's an easy after-work meal or a dinner party, the book contains 75 easy-to-make recipes from around the globe. 4 STARS.
Victoria Beckham's a fan of the Skinny Bitch diet, so she'll love these low-cal recipes for girls on the go.
... the first Skinny Bitch book hit the headlines when Victoria Beckham was seen clutching a copy. With 75 easy, low-cal recipes this follow-up proves healthy eaters can have fun in the kitchen, too.
The press went nuts when they saw Victoria Beckham with a copy of Skinny Bitch, the diet book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. With so much publicity surrounding the book, it's not surprising that the girls have come up with another offering. 'We decided on a cookbook to help make the transition to a Skinny Bitch lifestyle easier' says Rory. 'People can look forward to some kick-ass recipes and some really good grub. A "skinny bitch" is someone who cares about what they put in their body and enjoys the hell out of food. It has nothing to do with how much you weigh.
When this book first came out, Victoria Beckham was seen flicking through its pages with a bony thumb. What better endorsement can there be than that of the skinniest woman in celebville? Skinny Bitch in the Kitch should be endorsed if only for its ludicrous title. The sequel to the successful Skinny Bitch, in which authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin suggest giving up artificial sweeteners, caffeine and other foods that taste really good, this new book contains recipes from across the world that will apparently make you skinny.
I have a voracious appetite for books and last week I stumbled upon an absolute gem of a quick read. Skinny Bitch was written by two American women, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, and it's a tough love guide for savvy women who want to stop eating rubbish and start looking fab. I've read practically every recent healthy eating book and this is by far my favourite. It's a frank approach to ridding your body of toxins, chemicals and preservatives. It's already a top seller in the UK and is likely to continue to do well in the run-up to Christmas.
With this new cookbook, everyone-whether male, female, slim, chubby, cranky, or kind-has the opportunity to be a Skinny Bitch. Viva la revoluci¢n, bitches!
Their "Use your head, lose your ass" mantra hits home with a grateful audience that's hungry for their message.
With 75 easy, low-cal recipes this follow-up proves healthy eaters can have fun in the kitchen, too.
.chock-full of recipes that taste great and are great for you.
.we love their no-bullshit take on healthy eating, with female-friendly chapters like "Skinny-Ass Salads" and "PMS (Pissy Mood Snacks").
Capitalizing on the runaway success of their first book, Skinny Bitch-a feisty exposé of the "shady business" of the food industry-Freedman, a former agent for Ford models, and Barnouin, a former model and holistic nutritionist, present a slim follow-up vegan cookbook with a wide range of recipes. Reminding readers that meat and dairy are no-nos (the former described as "dead, rotting, decomposing flesh of carcasses" and the latter as the cause of multiple ailments and diseases ranging from acne to cancer), they espouse the liberal use of such complex carbs as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Simple carbs, they warn, "suck and should be avoided." The authors offer "Bitchin Breakfasts," "Skinny-ass Salads," and "PMS-Pleasing Snacks and Appetizers," using such alternatives to meat and dairy products as vegan bacon (made of soy protein and wheat gluten) and vegan cheese (a dairy-free cheese substitute that contains no milk). The recipes are neither too complicated nor basic: a zesty chapter called "International Bitch" includes Falafel and Pad Thai, and the "Italian Bitch" section ranges from Lasagna to Eggplant Parmesan vegan-style. Desserts include Bitchtastic Brownies and a mouth-watering Chocolate Suicide Cake. Perhaps not a great gift book for grandma (unless she happens to be a foul-mouthed vegan), this will be embraced by readers seeking healthful recipes with an entertaining twist. (Jan.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information