Saturday, May 25, 2013

"Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun" by Daphne Oz


Daphne Oz may have a famous father but she is quickly making a name for herself in the food and health industry.  As a co-host of the television The Chew, she is committed to making food that is nutritious and delicious as well as living a life that is authentic and purposeful.

In Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun, Daphne shares her tips for living a life that is worth relishing.  To her, Relish is "about seeing your potential and reaching for it.  It's about waking up to the reality of those areas of your life - physical, mental, emotional - you're doing right and those you could be improving." (p. xiii)

The section on food isn't just recipes, she includes tips on stocking your kitchen with both food and tools and how to navigate the supermarket.  The recipes are varied, covering everything from meals to dessert to cocktails.  There is something here for every type of eater.  I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but most of the pages in my book are marked to try.  Many of them look fool-proof for that beginner cook like me while still fancy enough to impress.  I was expecting more recipes but there is still enough to find something you'll like.  

In addition to the healthy, mouth-watering recipes you would expect from a foodie like Daphne, there are sections on fitness, beauty, interior decorating, throwing a party, work, and personal relationships.  She is very much about living naturally in every way possible and it shows throughout.   It is an all in one lifestyle book that will help you bring out the best in yourself and your environment.

I am someone who always gives books as gifts.  From the very beginning of Relish I knew that it would go on the list of books I regularly give to people.  This book is perfect for that young woman you know who is just starting out life on her own.  This will be a gift that she can use in every part of her life and that she will cherish for a very long time.

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