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 Post subject: The China Study Cookbook
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:49 pm 
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disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from BenBella Books.

I admit I have not read 'The China Study' but that won't prevent me from using The China Study cookbook. It is such a beautiful cookbook! Thick glossy pages, tons of food porn pictures throughout the book, and it is organized so well! Full table of contents with all recipes listed, then each chapter page lists the recipes, one recipe per page, and there's a well organized index! Ah, I'm such a nerd, but I swoon for organizational things like that! The foreward and introduction are quite nice.

Anyway, I'll be doing a full review on my blog and will do my best to try to cook some recipes out this book soon!

There is a great preview on amazon.....
http://www.amazon.com/The-China-Study-C ... 1937856755

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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I pre-ordered this on blind faith, I've not read the original book. I'm always on the look out for healthier cookbooks, to counteract all these new dessert books coming out.

Looking forward to the review!

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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I don't feel this way about cookbooks generally, but, in a book such as this where I'd likely use it most when I want to knock off a couple of pounds, I would have appreciated the inclusion of nutritional information for the recipes. Otherwise, it really does look great!


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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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i like that everything looks easy to make with easy to find ingredients! i have it in my cat for my next book shopping spree!

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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I was kind of excited about this until I was looking through the preview on Amazon and saw the chart about cholesterol and salt. For some reason it's really annoying me that the chart is saying that my PB&J has cholesterol in it. I guess they're assuming that all bread has eggs/dairy?


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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Nicole wrote:
I was kind of excited about this until I was looking through the preview on Amazon and saw the chart about cholesterol and salt. For some reason it's really annoying me that the chart is saying that my PB&J has cholesterol in it. I guess they're assuming that all bread has eggs/dairy?


I agree, Nicole. That is annoying.

I got this cookbook yesterday, I had pre-ordered it a few months ago. I have to admit I am not really blown away by any of the recipes after reading through it last night. There is nothing new or exciting in there, just the same old mantra of "oil will kill ya, salt will too and stay away from sugar." These kinds of books tend to bring out the anorexic in me.

The food looks pretty dry but probably good for a quick weeknight meal. If I try anything I will let you all know but there was nothing that really jumped out at me. It reminded me of the Happy Herbivore cookbook.


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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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My copy of the CSC is waiting for me at home so I will look through it tonight. I am worried about it being dry and boring so, Bonnie, I may be agreeing with you shortly!


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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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I haven't thoroughly examined the book yet but I did like that the recipes seemed great for weeknight meals. And of course the "whole foods" aspect, there are a handful of tofu recipes, but no seitan or tempeh ones. Although I do consider seitan and tempeh whole foods I suppose. This is a good "healthy" cookbook that doesn't rely on any meat or dairy subs.

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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My copy has arrived, I haven't had time to read through it, so I had a quick flick and admired the pictures. Pictures are a huge boon in a cook book for me.

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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So any comments on this cookbook? Are the recipes bland? I imagine I'd have to add extra salt. I like spicy foods though so any spicy recipes are a plus.
Are they easy to make? What type of lunches are in the book? What type of dinners?

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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Is there any oil at all in any of the recipes? Seems like a standard low-fat cookbook, but I personally prefer a moderate carb approach to health and weight loss rather than low fat foods, which still might be high GI. I guess everyone's different and has different results from different types of diets.

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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linanil wrote:
So any comments on this cookbook? Are the recipes bland? I imagine I'd have to add extra salt. I like spicy foods though so any spicy recipes are a plus.
Are they easy to make? What type of lunches are in the book? What type of dinners?


I gave my copy away as I was uninspired by the recipes in the book, otherwise I could let you know! I rarely get rid of cookbooks but this one had to go.


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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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Alls what I can nicely say is that I received a complimentary copy and could not review the book.

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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Ok thanks, that is a shame.

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 Post subject: Re: The China Study Cookbook
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linanil wrote:
Ok thanks, that is a shame.


agreed

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