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Book Brief: Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen Series

Book Brief: Williams-Sonoma New Healthy Kitchen Series
Bringing color and creativity into your kitchen, our New Healthy Kitchen series takes a fresh approach to healthy cooking. The trio of innovative cookbooks—Starters, Main Dishes and Desserts—revolves around the idea that the best way to live healthfully is to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes in your diet. Since the naturally occurring pigments that give plant foods their vibrant hues also provide unique health benefits, nutrition experts recommend eating as many different colors as possible.

To help you create delicious meals using all the colors of the fresh food rainbow, recipes are grouped by the color of a key ingredient: purple/blue, green, white/tan, yellow/orange, red and brown. Each beautifully photographed book includes 60 easy-to-prepare recipes plus 24 "Fresh Ideas" describing simple ways to enjoy fresh produce.

Offering a wide range of colorful options for beginning your meals, Starters includes soups, salads and hors d'oeuvres, such as savory canapés topped with red onion marmalade and thinly sliced roast pork. Or begin a dinner party with a sophisticated salad that combines purple Belgian endive, succulent crab and a creamy tarragon-caper dressing.

Main Dishes provides delicious inspiration for both everyday dining and elegant entertaining. Delight your guests with a light yet satisfying meal featuring tender scallops sautéed in butter and lemon juice, served over tabbouleh. On a chilly evening, bake a warming celery root and potato potpie enriched with truffle oil.

The recipes in Desserts showcase the beautiful colors and luscious flavors of fresh seasonal produce. Moist carrot cupcakes topped with fluffy mascarpone icing provide a decadent finale to any meal. For a refreshing alternative to ice cream, try kiwifruit sorbet enlivened with a splash of Cointreau.

Each volume includes a guide to key nutrients, nutritional information for every recipe and a glossary. Designed to help you take advantage of nature's bounty of fresh, wholesome foods, these colorful books make it a pleasure to prepare healthful meals for family and friends.