Reviews — By Ben on 18 April 2008
Love through food

What goes through your mind when you are cooking? Better yet, how do you feel when you are cooking for the special people in your life? I believe that you can express your feelings through food and the greatest and most powerful of them is love. If you are a cook, I am sure you have created masterpieces out of ordinary ingredients for your loved ones and they have expressed their gratitude and satisfaction.

This is what my dear friend Jenn DiPiazza (aka The Left-Over Queen) confers in her new cookbook The Secret Energy of Love Through Food. In the books introduction she says:

When you cook for someone who is ill, you are thinking about them all the while you are stirring your sauces and cutting your veggies. You are thinking about wanting them to feel better, about lifting their spirits and then when they eat the food, they feel better. How can it be so?
You are energy, food is energy, energy can be transferred by one energy body into another energy
body through touching. Even something as small as a thought.

The book contains 28 healthy recipes and secrets to help you bring more love into your life. “Healthy hearts”, she writes, “means more to love”. Many of the recipes included in the cookbook are from the Mediterranean region. This are just a few that I drooled over when I first went through them:

  • Armenian Vegetable Soup
  • Pistachio-Pomegranate Chicken
  • Chianti Chicken
  • Risotto
  • Drunken Figs
  • Baklava Ice Cream bites
  • and many more

The easy to make healthy Mediterranean recipes and beautiful pictures make this book a must-have in your e-library.

Jenn is a Freelance Food & Travel Writer, Creative Cook and Food Critic. Her website Leftoverqueen.com is dedicated to people who love to cook and love to create culinary masterpieces from simplicity.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(2) Readers Comments

  1. You are one of Jenn’s biggest “cheerleaders”. You’re doing a great job at the Foodie Joust as well:D

  2. WOW BEN!!!! I just saw this!!! Thank you so much for all your kindness and for promoting the book! You are so awesome!

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