Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Published by
NAL (April 2012)
Original language
Fitness & diet


Lessons in Eating and Living from America's Best Chefs

by Adato, Allison

This is a collection of stories, secrets, and advice from renowned professional chefs about how they stay slim and healthy. The chefs include Eric Ripert, Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, Michelle Bernstein and Rick Bayless, to name a few.

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“Ironically, chefs have access to the freshest and most nutritious food but, because of the lifestyle, succumb to issues with weight. I’ve always said if a pudgy, flat-footed chef like me—tempted by delicious, indulgent food every day—can go from not being able to walk a mile to crossing the finish line of an Ironman 70.3, anyone can.”

Quote: Rocco DiSpirito

“Smart Chefs Stay Slim is at once approachable, realistic, and mouthwatering.”

Quote: Gail Simmons

“People magazine senior editor Allison Adato has written a book that’s 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.”

Quote: Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

“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.”

Quote: Alyssa Shelasky

“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.”

Quote: Marion Nestle

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