Andrea's Light: New Orleans Italian Cookbook
Chef Andrea, with a boost from a cardiologist and a registered dietitian, has made his recipes more healthful. Fat has been kept to a bare minimum in these dishes, as have cholesterol and calories. Like Paul Prudhomme in his light book "Fork in the Road," Chef Andrea doesn't declare himself a dietitian or even a zealot for this or that miracle diet. What he is, is a chef in love with food, in love with life and even more in love with the human beings he has helped enjoy both for so many years. These days, many restaurants offer low fat or "heart-healthy" dishes as part of their overall menus. With "Andreas Light" as a guide and many of its techniques as teachers, we might start doing a better job of honoring the foods we cook by respecting the lives that consume them.