Smart Chefs Stay Slim

Smart Chefs Stay Slim

Lessons in Eating and Living From America’s Best Chefs

Written by: Allison Adato
Foreword by: Chef Art Smith

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101580080
  • 320 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


Chefs are around delicious, tempting food all day. So how do they manage to look good while eating so well? When People magazine editor Allison Adato found covering the restaurant world was taking a toll on her own waistline, she turned to top chefs for their secrets.  Here, more than three dozen greats like Eric Ripert, Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless, Tom Colicchio, and Michelle Bernstein reveal how to:

• Always enjoy the food you love

• Choose big flavors for maximum pleasure

• Read a restaurant menu and indulge the way smart chefs do

• Cook the easy, satisfying meals that pros prepare at home

• Use lemon, salt, and olive oil to make almost any dish terrific

• End your day with a square of chocolate

You don’t have to cook like a four-star chef to eat like one! Like so many Americans, celebrity chefs also face the strain of balancing a good diet with a busy lifestyle. Now they share their own smart tips, scrumptious recipes and personal stories of losing over 100 pounds, of taking off baby weight and eating with kids, and of celebrating a love for food without sacrificing health—all while indulging an appetite for life.


“Overeating may be an occupational hazard, but some chefs manage to maintain their weight. Smart Chefs reveals their successful strategies for eating what they love-in moderation, of course. Adato presents their strategies as ‘lessons’ that should work for anyone who adores food. Smart Chefs is fun to read and packed with good advice.”—Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and Author of What to EatMarion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New

"Smart Chefs Stay Slim is at once approachable, realistic and mouth-watering." — Gail Simmons

"A breezy, entertaining read sharing lessons, tips and recipes from some of America’s best-known chefs in answer to the compelling question, ‘How do chefs stay slim?’ It’s filled with enjoyable anecdotes that promise to help fuel your efforts to do the same."—Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, James Beard Award–Winning Authors of the Bestseller The Flavor Bible and The Food Lover’s Guide to WineKaren Page and Andrew Dornenburg, James Beard Award-winning authors of the bes

"Sure, chefs are delighted to talk about childhood obesity, and a healthier America, but getting this personal? Sharing private details about their own struggles and frustrations with weight? It’s very rare. I love this book because of the great practical tips. But I really love this book because it humanizes so many legendary chefs, who aren’t above taking inventory of their own bodies — as emotional as that can be — just like the rest of us."—Alyssa Shelasky, author of Apron Anxiety and editor at New York magazine’s Grub Street — Alyssa Shelasky, author of Apron Anxiety and editor at New York Maga