Hot Best Seller

Eat, Taste, Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living

Availability: Ready to download

Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within thro Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within through using common foods and healthy lifestyle practices as medicine. The collection contains over 150 cross-cultural recipes and received a Maverick Award for excellence in photography. The authors are a unique trio: physician, patient, and chef. Dr. Thomas Yarema M.D., director of the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research, created for his patients an understandable dietary program rooted in common sense. Daniel Rhoda, a patient who found healing through Ayurveda, demystifies the ancient science that helped restore his health. Chef Johnny Brannigan, an internationally trained Ayurvedic chef, has created more than 150 recipes to empower individual healing through the exploration of taste.


Compare

Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within thro Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within through using common foods and healthy lifestyle practices as medicine. The collection contains over 150 cross-cultural recipes and received a Maverick Award for excellence in photography. The authors are a unique trio: physician, patient, and chef. Dr. Thomas Yarema M.D., director of the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research, created for his patients an understandable dietary program rooted in common sense. Daniel Rhoda, a patient who found healing through Ayurveda, demystifies the ancient science that helped restore his health. Chef Johnny Brannigan, an internationally trained Ayurvedic chef, has created more than 150 recipes to empower individual healing through the exploration of taste.

30 review for Eat, Taste, Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living

  1. 4 out of 5

    The Badger

    Yes, I actually followed the directions and COOKED! Granted, I was only making soy chai tea and it wouldn't have happened at all if my friend studying Ayurveda medicine hadn't given me all the ingredients, but damnit, I found the knobs to my stove and made soy chai tea! (I had removed the knobs from the stovetop a year previously when I was fostering a polydactyl kitten with 8 toes on each foot--for a cat, that's four thumbs per paw, and since he could open drawers, open cat food cans, and use m Yes, I actually followed the directions and COOKED! Granted, I was only making soy chai tea and it wouldn't have happened at all if my friend studying Ayurveda medicine hadn't given me all the ingredients, but damnit, I found the knobs to my stove and made soy chai tea! (I had removed the knobs from the stovetop a year previously when I was fostering a polydactyl kitten with 8 toes on each foot--for a cat, that's four thumbs per paw, and since he could open drawers, open cat food cans, and use my iPad, I wasn't taking any chances.) Anyway, this is a fun book to read--it's not just recipes. This is a good thing, because some of the ingredients are difficult to find unless you enjoy foraging the woods with your pet truffle-sniffing pig.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nadine Feldman

    This is a GREAT cookbook. It provides interesting Ayurvedic recipes that don't all taste like Indian food. It's also a beautiful book, filled with color and thoughtful information. Even though I have read a lot about Ayurveda, I couldn't help perusing through information I already know, just because of the loving care in the way this book was prepared. Plus, it includes some recipes for those of us who aren't strict vegetarians. I made the sesame trout for my husband, and it was a hit.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    If you're at all interested in Ayurveda - the ancient healing system from India - this is the one book to get started with. It covers the major facets of Ayurveda including the three doshas, the six tastes, how to tell what your dosha(s) is(are), what doshas lead to certain illnesses, what foods to eat to balance your doshas and what the rhythms of each dosha is. There are handy tables in the back and a large section of recipes explaining why it's good for a particular dosha and how it can be tw If you're at all interested in Ayurveda - the ancient healing system from India - this is the one book to get started with. It covers the major facets of Ayurveda including the three doshas, the six tastes, how to tell what your dosha(s) is(are), what doshas lead to certain illnesses, what foods to eat to balance your doshas and what the rhythms of each dosha is. There are handy tables in the back and a large section of recipes explaining why it's good for a particular dosha and how it can be tweaked to be good for other doshas. The foods are aren't all "exotic" either - there's tacos, tapioca pudding, meat & potatoes along with the more exotic dishes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    This is an awesome cookbook. It has recipes for your specific Ayurvedic dosha. It also has some great natural suggestions for common ailments that have been around for thousands of years (and really work!) I'm Vata, and the oatmeal (yes, oatmeal) is my personal fave.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Oliver

    Great photos, good recipes, almost entirely vegetarian. Got from library first and then bought it because we didn't want to give it back.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lolli

    More than just a cookbook. This is a very informative book with a lot of recipes. A good read!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Good intro to ayurvedic lifestyle and cooking. Lots of pretty pictures and interesting recipes to experiment with. I tried out the Creamy Fennel & Leek soup. Recipe says it makes 4 servings, but the servings would have to be pretty small. I roasted leeks according to recipe for 30 minutes and they burned, so I redid for only 15 minutes. Soup came out ok, but citrus-y from the lime juice, which seems contraindicative for my dosha. Will try others.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    Another great Ayurveda Reference. Recipes look a tad complicated.

  9. 5 out of 5

    M. Jane Colette

    Every recipe I have made from this book has been absolutely fabulous. The non-recipe content--introduction to Ayurvedic concepts, food as medicine etc.--is interesting but... over-written. It could have been tighter. A really petty complaint: I did not like the lay-out. Reading a book laid out in columns, especially when the text in each is double-spaced, is a little cumbersome. But the recipes are worth every inconvenience.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brindi Michele

    Even though this is only a couple years old, the layout and heavy text feels so outdated.

  11. 5 out of 5

    B

    Every culture has a way of perceiving the human body, its’ ailments and essentially ways to treat or avoid said conditions. Ayurveda teaches to live in harmony with the basic laws of nature and offers a holistic guidemap for awakening our self healing potential. “Recognize the power of self-healing within, and you will become your own greatest doctor,” is the theme of Ayurveda teachings within this book. There are 5 elements in nature: space, air, fire, water, and earth, which are the Every culture has a way of perceiving the human body, its’ ailments and essentially ways to treat or avoid said conditions. Ayurveda teaches to live in harmony with the basic laws of nature and offers a holistic guidemap for awakening our self healing potential. “Recognize the power of self-healing within, and you will become your own greatest doctor,” is the theme of Ayurveda teachings within this book. There are 5 elements in nature: space, air, fire, water, and earth, which are the building blocks of all material existence. These 5 substances are the same in composition and character to our own underlying make-up and yet there are people who can eat a 5 course meal with ease while another at the table can hardly get through a salad at one sitting, but grazes all day long. The characteristics and idiosyncrasies that make every person unique are described in Ayurveda as biological energies called doshas. Each dosha is comprised of 2 elements and their presence in a body is through distinct qualities and actions, ranging from biological functions to personality traits. Without delving deeper into the breakdown of reactions of the body to various stimuli and how food and the mind (self-awareness and individuality rather than ‘the brain’) work together or apart, I will say this book has a lot of information but is not easily digested for the self professed skimmer of books. The explanation of each concept takes the reader spiraling into another language so this is not a book to skim for ideas without understanding. The Ayurveda lifestyle is also a vegan lifestyle. There is much information on organic vs additives, microwaving vs basic cooking techniques, packaging processes, milk products, decreasing deep frozen items, soaking and sprouting seeds and legumes, seasonal and sustainable solutions, storing foods, composting, when to eat, proper chewing, breathing techniques, how the rhythms of the day, night, month and season affect each dosha, fasting, foods for specific illnesses, yoga, and recipes. A very thorough book for those beginning an Ayurveda lifestyle. The majority of recipes have ingredients that are easily obtained. For the recipes which require ingredients that are on the exotic side finding substitutions is not a problem on the internet. For those who do not wish to dive head first into vegan eating there are recipes for chicken and fish included as well.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Eat Taste Heal is a combination Ayurvedic guidebook and cookbook. The first half of the book is devoted to an overview of Ayurvedic concepts, including the 6 tastes of food & how food becomes your body, lifestyle & its affect on your overall health, food as medicine, as well as the 3 doshas or body/psychological types & how food can help create order or disorder for each dosha. I do not believe in this philosophy nor was I convinced of its validity by this book, but found the informa Eat Taste Heal is a combination Ayurvedic guidebook and cookbook. The first half of the book is devoted to an overview of Ayurvedic concepts, including the 6 tastes of food & how food becomes your body, lifestyle & its affect on your overall health, food as medicine, as well as the 3 doshas or body/psychological types & how food can help create order or disorder for each dosha. I do not believe in this philosophy nor was I convinced of its validity by this book, but found the information interesting neverless. The second half of the book is devoted to recipes with the first section divided by dosha-appropriate recipes that take you through each meal of the day, & finishing with "archetypal" recipes grouped by categories (main dishes, legumes, etc). Most recipes are gluten-free and many are dairy-free, with many of those given alternative ingredients if you wish to avoid gluten &/or dairy. Almost all recipes are vegetarian, with only seven containing fish or chicken. Recipes are also labeled by the dosha for which they are most appropriate, again usually with alternatives given to make the recipe workable for the other doshas. There are some errors in the recipes, but if you are paying attention, they should not cause any great difficulties. There are occasionally ingredients used which are out of the ordinary for most home cooks,such as asefetida, but the majority of the recipes are very accessible for the average cook. The book ends with extensive appendices including food lists of items to favor & avoid for each dosha, a bibliography & a list of various Ayurvedic institutions of interest.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Emily Crow

    The first part of this book consists of a simple explanation of Ayurveda, and the second of recipes suitable for each dosha (constitutional type). It's a glossy book with pretty pictures, which--call me shallow--is always a plus for me. It lacks the philosophical depth of Maya Tiwari's Ayurveda: A Life in Balance, but is much more approachable for the average person, I think. I could actually picture myself cooking and enjoying most of the food, for one thing. I waffled about buying this for a long time The first part of this book consists of a simple explanation of Ayurveda, and the second of recipes suitable for each dosha (constitutional type). It's a glossy book with pretty pictures, which--call me shallow--is always a plus for me. It lacks the philosophical depth of Maya Tiwari's Ayurveda: A Life in Balance, but is much more approachable for the average person, I think. I could actually picture myself cooking and enjoying most of the food, for one thing. I waffled about buying this for a long time because I'm not really that interested in trying to follow an Ayurvedic approach, but this book turned out to be a good addition to my cookbook shelf.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I would usually feel weird rating a cookbook without trying any of the recipes, but Eat-Taste-Heal isn't an ordinary cookbook. Over half of the book is dedicated to a basic-yet-thorough overview of Ayurvedic medicine. If you're new to Ayurveda, this book would be a wonderful way to understand the fundamentals while getting some ideas for dosha-balancing recipes. Also, my sister recently used the cookbook to make me Chickpeas in Masala Sauce (p. 254), so I can vouch that at least one of the recip I would usually feel weird rating a cookbook without trying any of the recipes, but Eat-Taste-Heal isn't an ordinary cookbook. Over half of the book is dedicated to a basic-yet-thorough overview of Ayurvedic medicine. If you're new to Ayurveda, this book would be a wonderful way to understand the fundamentals while getting some ideas for dosha-balancing recipes. Also, my sister recently used the cookbook to make me Chickpeas in Masala Sauce (p. 254), so I can vouch that at least one of the recipes is totally delicious.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    I've been reading about the practices of Ayurveda for a little while now, and this book is about as comprehensive as you can get. Starting with a introduction to the practices of Ayurveda, this reference covers all the aspects of healthy living in one. This makes things much clearer for me and completely nails what works for me, and what doesn't. Now I understand why I love the foods that I do so much and why I react poorly to others. Amazing reference that belongs in every kitchen.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    I love the philosophy of Ayurvedic living, but what do you do when you overlap into multiple types and the recommendations are conflicting? I found it wasn't clear cut enough for me, but for those who are clearly one type it would be nice to have a guide for healthy living like this. It's a beautiful book, contains lots of tools for assessment, guidelines for eating and lifestyle, and even recipes.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    Great explanation of how each author became interested in Ayurvedic Medicine. Explains natural, healthy ways to balance doshas. About half of the book was devoted to recipes, the other half gave great information about the characteristics of each dosha and how food impacts the balance or imbalance of each dosha. Includes a short quiz to help identify your dosha. Excited to try the recipes.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Barr

    I really like the recipes in this book, and how they categorized for different doshas with substitutions for other ones. I also like the layout of the recipes by meal of the day. These are the reasons for 3 stars. What I don't like is a lot of the info in the beginning is outdated, recommending that people avoid saturated fat for example.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Azure

    Eat Taste Heal is a fantastic resource for understanding the basics of Ayurveda. This fantastically well written and composed book has left me more inspired than ever to learn about food as medicine, and a wholesome approach to whole health. Wonderful recipes and explanations. I highly recommend this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Denise Russo

    Who knew that our bodies were so completely different and needed such different types of food. I made a lot of the recipes geared towards my type and I felt amazing. I am going to start cooking for my husband based on this too to see what happens! Good eating!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Schmidt

    This book is awesome. Breakdown food recomendations bashed on your dosha (vata , pitta, kapha). All the recipes and are healthy, indian inspired but a modern take on it. Just started cooking a few recipes out of it

  22. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    I thought I would like this more based on my appreciation ayurvedic supplements. However, some of the recommendations didn't make sense to me (sugar as good, always mixing the doshas [I'd think fruit for example should always be by itself])

  23. 4 out of 5

    Aja Marsh

    the content at the beginning was pretty good but the cookbook bit was only so-so. what really bothered me was that all of the food was grossly shiny. i'm not sure if it was the lights or something they did to make the food shiny, but someone thought it was attractive and it's really just gross!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth7781

    My brother gave me this book for my birthday, and it is simply fascinating. Ever since starting meditative yoga, I've been doing more reading on the mind-body connection to whole health. This is so much more than just a cookbook.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kate Lumsden

    yum. gorgeous everything. the recipes never fail me though some are more sophisticated than i like to get in the kitchen. Also has great basics. First 1/2 has thorough modern intro to yoga. I recommend this book without hesitation

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cherie

    C I'm still a little confused at some of the basics of ayurveda--I'm a combo of a pitta and vitta. This book features recipes (inc some rather complicated ones) and while many of them sounded yummy, I wasn't tantilized into wanting to create any of them. Still, some interesting stuff.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pat Council

    Great recipes, but the book also shares a lifestyle that if adopted will help many to be happy and more peaceful.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kasey

    Excellent introduction/guide to Ayurveda. Addresses not only food but holistic lifestyle. I haven't tried the recipes yet but they look delicious. Also, the book is very pretty in its presentation.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    So far, so beautiful...for someone new to Ayurveda it is very informative.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tigi_c

    A great resource for those with an interest in Ayurveda.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.