EATING THE GREEK WAY
BY FEDON ALEXANDER LINDBERG, M.D.
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
Eating the Greek Way
(Clarkson Potter) ISBN 978-0307381101 0307381102
Eating the Greek Way promotes Mediterranean Greek cooking as a healthy way to lose weight. Fedon Lindberg describes his dietary approach based on the Cretan diet in combination with Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) food factors.
Lindberg's 100 simple and easy Greek recipes use common ingredients like fish, chickpeas, olive oil, feta cheese and tomatoes to help you lose weight and improve your health.
Cretan diet principles stress balance. This 175-page Mediterranean diet book helps you understand and select food items to create a balance between the enjoyment of food and the nutritional requirements of your body.
Lindberg's introduction to each Cretan recipe provides substitute ingredients, serving suggestions and diet advice. For each serving he lists glycemic load, protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber content. A clock symbol indicates which dishes can be made ahead.
Mats Widén provides full color photos of the Greek settings and food photographer, Jonathan Gregson, illustrates many of the Cretan recipes with mouth-watering images.
The front of Eating the Greek Way describes how food affects your health, why you should select foods based on their carbohydrate, protein and fat content and the influence of Glycemic Index.
The Greek cookbook includes sample weekly menus, healthy ingredients, how to choose fats and oils, kitchen equipment, provisions and spices. Basic cooking techniques describe making stock, slow roasting, stir-frying and why frying is bad news.
At the back of the Cretan recipes book, a table lists the Glycemic Load (GL) for various foods. A FAQ section answers questions like how to overcome cravings for sweet and starchy foods, what is fructose and how to use it, alternatives to white flour and the use of supplements.
Mushroom soup with goat cheese. Chickpea soup with herb oil and feta cheese. Piquant pasta salad with tuna. Seared salmon with spicy pasta. Chicken with tomatoes and ouzo. Ragout of venison with mushrooms and lentils. Baked zucchini and fennel omelet. Peaches with pomegranates and rosemary. Pears poached in red wine with cardamom sauce. Almond tartlets with cardamom cream and strawberries.
- Food, health and weight
- Sample weekly menus
- Ingredients for good health
- In the kitchen
- The recipes
- Salads and dressings
- Fish and shellfish
- GL List
- Frequently asked questions
- Recipe index
Born in Greece, Fedon Alexander Lindberg is author of several bestselling books, including The Greek Doctor's Diet and The Easy Gl Diet Handbook: Lose Weight with the Revolutionary Glycemic Load Program.