Pure Food: A Chef's Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes by Kurt  Beecher DammeierPure Food: A Chef's Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes by Kurt  Beecher Dammeier

Pure Food: A Chef's Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes

byKurt Beecher Dammeier

Paper over Board | July 5, 2016

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2017 Gourmand Award Winner of "US National Cookbook of the Year"
You are what you eat. And what you’re eating isn’t good.

With the proliferation of artificial additives, hormones, antibiotics, and the thousand other man-made substances and chemical cocktails lurking in our grocery bags, eating healthy, natural foods is trickier than ever. It’s no coincidence that America’s health is flagging, with obesity and type 2 diabetes now at epidemic levels.

Taking control of your diet doesn’t have to be a challenge. Pure Food will show you how easy—and how much healthier—it is to cook clean, delicious foods.

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, chef, restaurateur, food entrepreneur, retailer, and educator has spent the past 30 years of his life working to rid his own diet of food additives, and nearly 20 creating and selling pure, unadulterated foods through his Seattle-based family of food businesses (including Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Pasta & Co, and Bennett’s Restaurant). In Pure Food, Kurt shares his own story, as well as providing a roadmap for readers to forge a diet based on pure, additive-free foods.

Part handbook and part cookbook, Pure Food contains more than 70 delicious and natural recipes for pure living.

Unlike most cookbooks, Pure Food’s recipes are organized in threads—which start with a primary meal component like chicken, and progress through a series of dishes that use the primary ingredient in different ways—to help you get the most from your cooking. Make Braised Beef Chuck Roast for Sunday supper, followed up by Monday night Beef Chili, and Beef and Mushroom Lasagna to use up the leftover roast on Tuesday. It also contains an assortment of sauces and sides, from Red Fresno Sriracha and 4 Year Flagship Aioli to Red Cabbage Peperonata and Wilted Collard Greens. And leave room for dessert, like Apple Pear Crisp and Beecher's No-Bake Super-Light Cheese Cake.

Whether you’re a serial dieter or trying for the first time to improve the way you eat, Pure Food will revolutionize how you approach food and lead you down the path to a healthier life.
A fourth-generation Puget Sound native, Kurt Beecher Dammeier entered the Seattle food scene with the purchase of Pasta & Co, an iconic Seattle gourmet shop for over thirty years. Since that time, he’s opened a number of Seattle food concepts under the Sugar Mountain umbrella, including Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Bennett's, Liam's, and...
Title:Pure Food: A Chef's Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious RecipesFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1942952171

ISBN - 13:9781942952176

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Editorial Reviews

“This spectacular cookbook reflects all the passion and joy Kurt puts into feeding people. Pure Food will inspire chefs and enliven meals everywhere.”—Ethan Stowell, chef and owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants “Kurt Dammeier’s Pure Food is one of the most compelling books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Part personal story, part treatise on ‘real’ food and part cookbook; this book sucks you into Kurt’s story, makes your mouth water and teaches you all at once. . . . Read this book—shop—cook with your family and then sit down at the table and enjoy!”—Ann Cooper, internationally recognized chef, author, and founder of the Chef Ann Foundation“With Kurt’s book Pure Food, he proves that healthy, well-sourced food doesn’t have to compromise on flavor.”—Tom Colicchio, founder of Craft restaurants and Colicchio & Sons restaurants “Kurt’s personal journey, skill as a chef, generosity of spirit, and commitment to helping people eat pure food is inspiring. No matter what your dietary stripes, this beautiful book gives you the tools to ditch processed foods, and instead source quality ingredients, and cook clean healthy foods with mind-blowing flavors.”—Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl and The Blender Girl Smoothies“Let’s follow Kurt's lead and insist on truthful, pure foods and at the same time make our dinner tables tastier, healthier and full of integrity!”—Tom Douglas, chef, restaurateur, author, and radio host