Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living is a marriage of traditional, time-honoured food wisdom and the modern science which is validating what our Grannies have known for generations.  Within its pages, you’ll discover food wisdom, forgotten skills and the science that shows us why Granny was so smart…

NOURISHING DEEPLY for energy, vitality & health

It all begins (and ends) in the SOIL

Why a good cook & good life starts with EGGS - every which-way

It's in your BONES - delicious broths, stocks and soups for deep nutrition & comfort

Why slow MEAT is the new fast-food and OFFAL isn't awful

Why we should SEAFOOD and eat it

Keep calm and eat your VEGETABLES!

How MILK became demonised and why it shouldn't be

CULTURED FOODS with gravitas - yoghurt, labneh, kefir & simple cheeses

Why SATURATED FATS will not kill us

Please...give us back our DAILY BREAD

Why we must stop fearing SALT and SUGAR

HERBS are the friend of the physician and the pride of the cook &  why you need to live life with a little SPICE

Where do we go from here? We go BACK to the FUTURE!

The pages of this book will take you back - to the future of food and health.

Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living isn’t a book that teaches you how to cook. It’s not just another cook book with recipes; and it’s not another ‘health’ book, nor a comprehensive book on nutrition. However, it will cover a little of each of these!

In this book, you’ll find traditional food wisdom, supported by good science; you’ll learn about forgotten culinary skills; and you’ll discover delicious, nutritious recipes for better energy, vitality and health. Everything you’ll read is well-researched and supported by a plethora of references, linked via my website to reliable information curated from across the internet.

My hope for you is that what you read here will inspire to want to learn more. I hope it will equip you to ask questions, to make demands and to get your just rewards. I hope this book will help you go back to the future - toward a healthier, more energetic and better life.

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