Review - Whole Foods Companion
Contributed by: Jennifer A. Wickes
"Whole Foods Companion" is a wonderful resource about foods from the earth. The author, Dianne Onstad, brings us more information in this revised and expanded edition based on her 1994 success!
Dianne Onstad is involved in nutrition education, as well as in the
promotion of organic whole foods. She even has a special interest in
living and raw foods.
In this impressive reference book, you will find information such as:
Buying Tips, Culinary Uses, Health Benefits, Lore and Legend, and
General Information on Fruits; Vegetables; Grains; Legumes; Nuts,
Seeds and Oils; and Herbs, Spices and Other Foods. There is also a
glossary and an extremely comprehensive index.
Despite not having any photographs, this book is quite extensive and
thorough. I tried to find obscure items within this text, such as
loquats, and I actually did find them. I, also, tried to find some
misinformation, such as health information, and was unable to do so.
Onstad has done an excellent job once again!
In today's world where everything is prepackaged, I find books such
as "Whole Foods Companion" to be a welcome and refreshing change to
becoming a healthier eater.
For anyone interested in understanding more about their food, how to
select it, cook it and what health benefits it provides, then this is
a fantastic food reference book of encyclopedic proportions!
"Whole Foods Companion"
Chelsea Green Publishing; Revised and Expanded (March 30th, 2005)
Paperback: 533 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 10.0 x 7.9 x 1.3
ISBN: 1931498628 - Price: $35.00
Jennifer A. Wickes is a freelance food writer, researcher and
cookbook reviewer. She has written several eBooks, and has had
numerous articles and recipes in printed publications, as well as on-
line. She is working on her first cookbook. For more information
about Jennifer or her work, please visit her home page.