Chef Deborah Schneider writes about this book:
I want to state up front that this is not a diet book. No, for this book we are going for nothing less than changing your life, or a least changing how you think about food and how you cook - which in the end, you will discover, is pretty much the same thing.
Check won this: How you feel every day is directly related to what you put - or don't put - in your body. In this book, our goal is feeling good, full of energy, vitality, creativity and Deborah's favorite word - joy. Food and cooking can be one of the great pleasures of your life. When you eat well and enjoy yourself , you feel better. Well-being is not just about living a long life. It's about feeling great for every beautiful, irreplaceable day of it.
Deborah Szekely has always been well ahead of her time, from her first proto-organic garden at the foot of Mount Kuchumaa to her staunch refusal, even in her heyday of the fad diet, to buy into the idea that food is the enemy. Deborah's philosophy was always about being well and feeling good rather than dropping in dress size. She made it a point to make fresh, simple, organically grown food central to the Ranch experience. What she began was truly radical in the 1940s. Today, six decades later chefs and consumers are waking up to the reality that if we don't move quickly to make changes to the way we produce and use food, we're in trouble both personally and globally.
Overall Rating for Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta by Deborah Schneider