Healthy Table (Hardcover) by Ratto, Luiz
Hardcover; Published 1/7/2003; 256 Pages; ISBN 9780060088675
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Luiz Ratto, one of the most sought-after personal chefs in New York City, shares recipes for healthful foods that have won raves at intimate gatherings as well as large dinner parties for the rich and fabulous. Using ingredients and techniques from his native Brazil, where color and presentation are an important element of eating enjoyment, Ratto makes healthy cuisine exotic, and exotic cuisine attainable for the everyday cook. He combines an abundance of natural vegetables, fruits, and fresh herbs, so that each delicious bite is also packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Luiz Ratto’s Healthy Table also includes this dynamic chef’s philosophies of cooking and eating. He believes firmly that cooking should not be a solitary task, and that more cooks in the kitchen mean more fun. Food is more than a combination of ingredients--it is also a product of imagination and inspiration.
Some of the inventive recipes included are:
Master chef Luiz Ratto shares his private recipes for readers to enjoy. In just a few simple steps, both foodies and novice cooks can bring freshness and flair to their own tables.
Ratto has been a personal chef for over a decade. For the last seven years, he has been one of the most sought after chefs in New York City. Michael Fuchs, the founder of HBO and an enthusiastic client, can vouch for Ratto’s expertise in making healthy food delicious and fun to cook and share with friends.
Through his work for Michael Fuchs, Ratto has cooked almost daily for the elite in Hollywood and New York. We will seek testimonials from this very food- and health-conscious crowd.
Ratto combines grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and lean meats with color and flavor in mind. He subscribes to the philosophy that enjoyment is part of eating well and feeling great.
Luiz Ratto de Freitas Guimaraes was born in Brazil in 1959. Ratto has been cooking professionally for ten years, the last seven of which he has spent as one of the premier personal chefs in New York City. He has developed a simple, full-flavored cooking style, using only fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on preparing food that’s rich in vitamins and nutrients, a variation of spa cooking for the home cook. He lives in Katonah, New York.
Ann Marks Volkwein is a writer and editor for both Digital City and TheFoodChannel.com. In addition, she has authored a number of articles on food and lifestyle. Before becoming a full time writer, she worked at the Food Network as a Culinary Producer. She lives in New York, New York.
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