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a great book - even if you don't cook, 21 Dec. 2010
Zest for life is an easy to read, well researched and comprehensive book that will give you plenty of simple and delicious recipees, but also brush up your nutritional culture and dietary knowledge. The author starts with a comprehensive presentation of healthy eating and proceeds with a description of the mediterranean diet she has learned to love. The book is full of simple but profound ideas, such as the essential social and emotional dimension of eating together with friends or relatives. One section includes great tips on meal planning or effective groceries shopping. Parents will find new ideas about how to make their offsprings like vegies, and busybee singles will marvel at how quick they can prepare a delicious dinner - a balance to their invariable sandwich lunch. Zest for life is the unique combination of a serious dietary compendium and a creative glimpse into the joyful mediterranean eating culture.