WE HAVE WONDERFUL NEWS! Because of your incredibly warm and enthusiastic response, Robin Ellis has graciously agreed to autograph a limited number of additional books for Pretty Things & Cool Stuff! before he leaves soon to travel to the UK for filming of the "new" POLDARK on PBS' Masterpiece. You did know that he plays the grumpy Rev. Dr. Halse, didn't you?
So, if you would like a copy or two for you and gifts, then please give us your email address in the box provided above, and we will notify you when the autographed books are in and ready to deliver to you!
Robin lives in southwestern France, so we ask your patience while we deal with international shipping. We will keep you posted!
We are very excited to be able to offer you a personally autographed copy of this delectable and good-for-you cookbook that Robin Ellis signed during his recent U.S. book tour. What a great gift idea! We only have a limited number of autographed books, so get yours now.
"This is not a diet cookbook to be followed for a while before resuming normal life. This is a book that represents a whole new way of eating and cooking that is suitable for diabetics, as well as anyone who wants to eat more healthily."
Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics is a second, fully revised edition of British actor Robin Ellis' hugely successful Delicious Dishes for Diabetics. Based on Mediterranean cuisine — one of the healthiest in the world — Ellis shares his lifetime collection of healthy and simple recipes especially selected and adapted for people wishing to control or prevent diabetes.
As an actor, Ellis is best known for his role as Captain Ross Poldark in the original BBC One classic series Poldark, which was hugely successful in the UK and the US in the mid-70s, and became an international hit in more than 40 countries.
When PBS' Masterpiece first broadcast its new smash-hit adaptation of Poldark in 2015, Ellis returned to play a cameo as the grumpy Rev. Dr. Halse, and he returns in Season Two. Apart from his career as an actor, Ellis has always been a passionate cook.
In Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics, Ellis, who was diagnosed wth Type 2 diabetes, explains the strategic changes he made — in what he eats and how he prepares his food — that allowed him to bring his glucose levels down sufficiently to avoid taking medication for six years.
Ellis learned to cook from his mother, who suffered from Type 1 diabetes. Following his own diabetes diagnosis in 1999, Ellis researched the best way of eating for his condition. He settled on a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean diet and, together with daily walks, he has managed to control his condition successfully ever since.
In addition to its yummy recipes, Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics contains color photographs, not only of the delicious and good-for-you dishes you can make, but also of beautiful, rural southwestern France, where Robin lives and leads sell-out cooking workshops focused on simple, delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, making the most of all the fresh local ingredients available.
ROBIN ELLIS has enjoyed a long and successful career in British television and theatre, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Inspired by a lifelong passion for cooking plus a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, Ellis wrote his first cookbook, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics: A Mediterranean Way of Eating, in 2011. His second cookbook, Healthy Eating for Life, published in 2014, is designed to help people eat more healthily without sacrificing good taste.
And his latest cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics: Delicious Dishes to Control or Avoid Diabetes, is an updated and expanded version of his first cookbook, and it was published this year, 2016. Ellis blogs regularly at http://robin-ellis.net on food, cooking and life in rural, southwest France, where he lives with his American-born wife. He also leads popular healthy cooking workshops in Lautrec, France, famous for its pink garlic festival.
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“If you can’t make it to France this summer, The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier will teach your Union Square spoils to speak francais. No heavy white sauces or elaborate steps here, just regional, ingredient-driven, rustic-elegant fare … Get the taste of jealousy out of your mouth with cherry-rose compote or peach clafoutis, ooh la la.”
— Edible Manhattan
“Coaxing out each ingredient’s true, rich flavor remains the book’s greatest triumph … Dusoulier’s refreshingly simple, yet comprehensive, manual urges that we go to the market to “be surprised and seduced by the ingredients,” to which we answer “oui.””
“Dusoulier, you may know, is the wildly popular blogger behind Chocolate and Zucchini, and with her charming new book she is showcasing, as the subtitle puts it, “Vegetarian Recipes From My Parisian Kitchen.” She’s a flexitarian these days, but with the cookbook she wants to show readers how to coax flavor out of the best locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables without relying on meats (mock or otherwise) or heavy amounts of cheese or even too many carbs.”
— Washington Post
“These recipes achieve a simple elegance that underscores, without overwhelming, the natural perfection of seasonal ingredients.”
— Boston Globe
“This clever book is arranged by season and inspires pangs of longing in anyone who has ever gone to a produce market in Paris.”
— France Magazine
We love and actively support local farmers markets wherever we go! We stroll through each, looking for the season's freshest vegetables, fruits and herbs to put in our basket. Then when we get home, we always ponder about the most delish way to prepare our bounty?
Enter The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes From My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier! This 224-page guide to yummy food is packed with inspired vegetarian recipes — many of which are gluten-free and dairy-free — with a special oh-la-la French twist that brings out the best in seasonal produce. Farmers market to table? Oui! Oui!
Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is not a vegetarian. But she has, like many of us, chosen to eat less meat and fish, and is always looking for new ways to cook what looks best at the market. In The French Market Cookbook, she takes us through the seasons in 82 recipes—and explores the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.
Choosing what’s ripe and in season means Clotilde does not rely heavily on the cheese, cream, and pastas that often overpopulate vegetarian recipes.
Instead she lets the bright flavors of the vegetables shine through: carrots are lightly spiced with star anise and vanilla in a soup made with almond milk; tomatoes are jazzed up by mustard in a gorgeous tart; winter squash stars in golden Corsican turnovers; and luscious peaches bake in a cardamom-scented custard.
With 75 color photographs of the tempting dishes and the abundant markets of Paris, and with Clotilde’s charming stories of shopping and cooking in France, The French Market Cookbook is a transportive and beautiful cookbook for food lovers everywhere.
Now, when is the next Farmers Market??
In The French Market Cookbook, you’ll find my take on the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.
It is admittedly a challenge to dine out as a vegetarian in France, where meat and fish are treated as the main character of any special-occasion dish, yet the French culinary repertoire is rife with delicious ideas on how to cook vegetables.
Over the past few years, I have transitioned to a more and more plant-based way of eating — for reasons of ethics, environmental concern, and natural inclination — so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to explore unusual and exciting ways to use up my weekly selection of seasonal vegetables.
In this new book I am sharing the best of those dishes through 90 seasonal recipes (many of them vegan) and 75 color photographs by the talented Emilie Guelpa, Françoise Nicol, and Virginie Michelin.
Some dishes are personal creations, others are drawn from my research into lesser-known regional cuisines, or inspired by memorable restaurant meals. All are simple and flavorsome, so you can make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen.
My goal, in this book as on the blog, is to teach and inspire, so each of the recipes is meant to leave you not just with a wonderful dish to share with your friends, but also with a trick, a technique, a building block that you can adopt and use elsewhere in your cooking.