This indispensable kitchen companion takes the reader on a flavorful journey to a new, more personalized relationship with food. Chef Divya Alter pulls from her wealth of knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition, sharing life-giving information on how to select and cook essential plant-based ingredients that are the right fit for the individual’s needs. The eighty globally inspired recipes empower the health-conscious cook to create delicious meals with a bonus: increased vitality, joy, and balance.
Alter takes the relevant self-healing wisdom of the past and brings it forward by teaching us to delight, nourish, and heal, ingredient by ingredient, through flavorful meals such as sunflower-beet hummus, cream of fennel soup, adzuki bean and red lentil patties, asparagus pizza, and rose chocolate mousse. This book makes the reader want to be healthy, encouraging them to develop an intimate relationship with the grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and dairy that make up their meals.
About the author
Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and chef in the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda tradition. In 2016, Alter cofounded Divya’s Kitchen, an award-winning plant-based restaurant in New York City that reimagines classic dishes through an Ayurvedic lens. Divya’s brand has since expanded to include plant-based retail food products and educational videos. Alter is also the cofounder of Bhagavat Life, a nonprofit culinary school offering cooking classes and an Ayurvedic chef certification program. Alter is the author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen.
About the Publisher
Rizzoli New York joined such prestigious American institutions as Tiffany’s, Saks, and Cartier when it first opened the Rizzoli Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the following years, its landmark building in New York became the center for the company’s national expansion, adding new bookstores throughout the country and, a decade later, establishing an eminent publishing house renowned today for high-quality, illustrated books.
Rizzoli New York began its publishing operation in 1974 and has become a leader in the fashion, interior design, culinary, art, architecture, and photography fields. Rizzoli’s Universe Publishing imprint was added in 1990, marking Rizzoli’s entrée into the pop-culture worlds of humor, beauty, sports, performing arts, and gay and alternative lifestyles, as well as a highly successful calendar program. In 2011, Rizzoli established Ex Libris, an imprint dedicated to publishing up-market literary fiction and nonfiction with a transatlantic character. Starting in January 2018, Rizzoli produces its museum and exhibitions publishing under the new imprint Rizzoli Electa, in collaboration with leading Italian book publisher and sister company Mondadori Electa.