Art Smith's Healthy Comfort
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Art Smith's Healthy Comfort : How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!

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Bestselling author and award-winning chef Art Smith was cooking for celebrities but neglecting to take care of himself. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were high, and his weight had ballooned to 325 pounds. But then, by changing his diet and starting an exercise routine while still enjoying his love of fine dining, he lost 50 pounds in just six months, and cured his health problems. Over time, while continuing to eat good, healthy food, he ended up losing 100 pounds. Oprah Winfrey was so impressed by Smith's health makeover through a better diet that she had him on a special show that explored how he reversed his diabetes. Eventually Smith became Winfrey's personal day-to-day chef, a position he held for ten years. Smith now cooks for the special events that she hosts all over the world. He is a contributing editor to "O Magazine" and has made numerous television appearances, including ABC's "Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special" and "Top Chef Masters". In "Art Smith's Healthy Comfort", Smith shares easy recipes for delicious dishes that are a great part of a weight-loss plan that is actually enjoyable.
He stresses the importance of celebrating food traditions while at the same time learning how to create new and healthier food options. In the book, he shares the tried-and-true recipes he has developed that are loved by his celebrity clients but that can be made by anyone. Smith gives you the tools to enjoy the delights of cooking and eating great food while embracing beloved celebrities' favorite healthy recipes that will help you lose weight. The book will contain 150 original recipes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Two-Colour with Four Eight-Page Colour Inserts
  • 0062217771
  • 9780062217776
  • 1,826,354

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Chef Art Smith puts the power of healthy living within your reach with these delicious dishes. Discover some of the great recipes he created on his journey to health and wellness, and then prepared for his celebrity clients.

Bestselling author, Top Chef favorite, and award-winning chef Art Smith was discovering new innovations in the kitchen, including his beloved cuisine of the South, but neglecting to take care of himself. So he decided to make a change in the way he ate without giving up the foods he loved. By reimagining his favorite dishes and making exercise a regular part of his life, he lost 120 pounds and transformed both his body and his health. Art always knew that fine cooking is a way to show love to others--but now he saw it as a way to show love to yourself.

Art can't resist bringing people together through food. It's partly what made him the success he is today--and his unique reimag-ining of classic comfort dishes has added to his wide appeal. After ten years as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, Smith now cooks for special events for celebrities all over the world. He has been a contributing editor to O, the Oprah Magazine and has made numerous television appearances, including on ABC's A Very Lady Gaga Thanksgiving, Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and ABC's Nightline.

There's no doubt about it: Art Smith's Healthy Comfort is about great cooking and good eating. But Smith also shares his personal journey to good health--including delectable dishes such as Three Cheese Macaroni, Unfried Chicken, and Grilled Hanger Steak with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes that you just won't be able to resist.
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What a fantastic book, an amazing journey, and a refreshing attitude to living a healthier, happier lifestyle. Nice one Art! -- Jamie Oliver "If you want to learn how to eat healthy, learn from a world class chef who has lost over a hundred pounds. Art Smith has walked the walk" -- Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery, NY Presbyterian/ Columbia University To live better, as well as eat better, just read this book. The phrase 'life-enhancing' is egregiously overused, but both Art and his Healthy Comfort are truly that. -- Nigella Lawson I always stop at Art's restaurant when I am in Chicago, I love his food, and his company. I also love the passion that Art has put into this book to help others achieve what he has. -- Sarah, Duchess of York My friend Art handed me this book, and I can't wait to have somebody make me these recipes. (Come on, you know I don't cook!) I think you'll be as happy as I am. -- Whoopi Goldberg
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About Art Smith

Art Smith, who was Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, owns several restaurants across the country, including Table Fifty-Two, Art and Soul, Southern Art, LYFE Kitchen, and Joanne Trattoria. He was a favorite on seasons one and four of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, has appeared on the cover of Parade magazine, and has been featured in Cooking Light magazine. He is a regular contributor to StandUp magazine, the proceeds of which benefit the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, which raises awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying. In 2003, he and Jesus Salgueiro founded a nonprofit organization, Common Threads, which is America's foremost after-school hands-on cooking program for low-income children to learn to cook wholesome and affordable meals.
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84 ratings
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4 37% (31)
3 31% (26)
2 2% (2)
1 6% (5)
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