|"Eat•Taste•Heal makes the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda accessible—and
deliciously so—to modern cooks everywhere. Read this
Author, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions
of Your Life
"Ayurvedic cooking for healing is ancient, timeless,
practical wisdom based upon taste, hot and cold energy and
the post-digestive effect of food at the cellular level.
A proper diet is good medicine. In the near future, medical
professionals, instead of prescribing just drugs, will suggest
proper, individualized balancing recipes to their patients.
Dr. Yarema, Daniel Rhoda and Chef Brannigan’s profound
work in the field of food as medicine, Eat•Taste•Heal,
is a most timely and practical guide for people everywhere."
—Dr. Vasant Lad
Author, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing
“To have healthy glowing skin, we must feed ourselves
healthfully. Eat•Taste•Heal introduces
you to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with easy-to-follow-mouth-watering
recipes that enhance your health and help yuo to create
beauty from the inside out.”
—Pratima Raichur N.D.
Author, Absolute Beauty
"A fascinating new Ayurvedic cookbook with many innovative
recipes and a clear and simple presentation of Ayurvedic
principles to go along with them, a good aid for those wanting
to expand their application of Ayurveda in their daily lives."
—Dr. David Frawley
Author, Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga of Herbs
Lifestyle Book Reviews
Holistic physician Yarema, patient Rhoda and chef Brannigan
contribute their individual perspectives on India's ancient
medical science, ayurveda, to this attractive volume. Introduced
to the system by different routes (disillusionment with
Western medical practices, illness and transcendental meditation,
respectively), the authors detail an array of ayurvedic
techniques (diet, breathing, meditation, exercise, aromatherapy).
Much more than a cookbook, this guide can serve as a complete
introduction to ayurveda. Readers will learn how to identify
their ayurvedic type; detect and treat imbalances and illness;
select foods, daily routines and activities best for them;
adapt to seasonal and aging patterns; and, most importantly,
put the power to heal in their own hands. Based on cuisines
from around the globe, the recipes demonstrate how to vary
ayurvedic meals to nurture each of the ayurvedic types.
The tempting selections include Roasted Sunflower Pâté,
Gnocchi with Pumpkin Sauce, Seared Sesame Trout with Coconut
Curry Sauce, and Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. The
recipes are easy to follow and require little preparation
time. The authors stress that adopting an ayurvedic lifestyle
requires time, commitment and much self-inquiry, but make
an enthusiastic and persuasive case for doing so. Color
Midwest Book Review
Eat•Taste•Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for
Modern Living is a compendium of recipes and information
that combines groundbreaking and seminal work within the
field of holistic nutrition and healthy living. The collaborative
effort of a medical doctor, a patient, and a professional
chef, Eat•Taste•Heal is enhanced throughout
with color photography, features an extensive background
information (Ayurvedic Concepts in a Nutshell), a great
deal of solidly practical instruction (Buying, Preparing
& Storing Vibrant Food), then goes on to present the
reader with "The ABC's Ambiance, Blessing & Consumption";
"The Rhythms of Nature"; and "Food as Medicine".
From Stewed Apples with Dates and Cinnamon; Avocado Soup
with Cucumber; Warm Almond Milk with Coconut & Mango;
Braised Chicken with Cilantro Reduction Sauce; and Steamed
Kale with Lemon and Dill Butter; to Cream of Beet Soup with
Puy Lentils; Samosas with mango Chutney; Braised Bok Choy,
Fennel & Tofu with Lemon & Coriander; Green Beans
& Carrots with Fried Almonds, Chapati (Indian flat bread);
and Chocolate Saveur with Coconut Creme, Eat•Taste•Heal will quickly prove a popular and appreciated addition to
any household cookbook collection.
Eat Taste Heal offers a fresh look at Ayurveda, India’s
ancient system for achieving vibrant health written by a
physician, chef, and patient (Thomas Yarema, MD, Johnny
Brannigan, Daniel Rhoda, respectively). This book defies
easy summarization. It’s an extremely well-conceived
and executed treatise on sensible Eastern health practices.
Ayurveda can seem impenetrable. Unlike yoga, which we can actively pursue in class, the ancient Indian system of holistic health offers students no easy entry point without the help of a certified doctor. But this gorgeous new picture-filled cookbook, put together by a Western doctor, an Ayurveda scholar, and a chef, provides a great place to begin with one of the most accessible tools for self-healing: food.
The book opens with a quick history of Ayurveda and a primer on the three doshas, or constitutions. Linking the doshic states to different tastes, the authors give an overview of food as medicine and then move into the cookbook section. The recipes range from spiced oatmeal to barley kitchari to yellow split-mung dhal. Many are meat and dairy free, and all the ones I tried were delicious—the elegant stuffed trumpet dosa, a kind of crispy wrap, was a favorite.
Choose your recipes well, though: Many are complex, rivaling elaborate Martha Stewart pastry concoctions in the sheer length of their ingredient lists. That trumpet dosa, for example, calls for 28 ingredients. The results are spectacular, but many of these recipes are beyond the scope of the harried everyday cook.
Yoga and Joyful Living Magazine
According to yoga philosophy, you are what you eat—so you’d better eat well. This groundbreaking cookbook will show you how. Its trio of authors—an internationally renowned chef who teaches meditation, a pioneering physician committed to bridging systems of medicine, and a recovering capitalist who found wellness through ayurveda—give a complete picture of the ayurvedic culinary experience. An in-depth introduction takes you beyond the standard vata, pitta, kapha understanding of ayurveda, and more than 150 recipes will help you create a realistic healthy diet for your body-mind type. Fish and chicken entrÈes are included, as well as vegan and gluten-free alternatives. This is serious (and delicious) ayurvedic cooking that will change the way you think about food.
This thought-provoking, multi-faceted book makes us reflect
not only about our own nature and food choices, but on how
these choices affect the world around us. Eat•Taste•Heal can proudly grace anyone’s cookbook and holistic/self-healing