Food Shaman: The Art of Quantum Food

Post Hill Press
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Food—We all need it and we all want it. We want it delicious, and ideally not toxic.

 

But how the heck do we make sense of the choices paraded before us, when the so-called experts can’t agree and the guidelines change from day to day? Recommendations based on simple, sterile laboratory analysis of one nutrient, one effect, have no place in the pantheon of science… nor the pantry of any respectable chef.

 

Michael S. Fenster, MD, interventional cardiologist, and professional chef, separates fact from fiction and wheat from chaff. Invoking the power of the total Food Experience that every chef and food lover understands, he helps diners focus on what they’re eating in a powerful explosion of ceremony and substance. As the Food Shaman, Chef Dr. Mike combines modern knowledge from a variety of disciplines with the ancient ritual of the first chefs and healers: the shaman. The result is a quantum leap in understanding the power of the Food Experience, and why it must nurture our soul through delightful tastes and textures beyond basic nutrition.

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Michael S. Fenster, MD, “Chef Dr. Mike,” is The Food Shaman. Dr. Mike is a board-certified interventional cardiologist and professional chef. He currently holds joint faculty appointments at University of Montana College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and Missoula College (part of U. of Mt.) Culinary Arts Program. He travels the world cooking and lecturing on food and health.

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Post Hill Press
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Published on
Jun 12, 2018
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Pages
784
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ISBN
9781682617250
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English
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Genres
Cooking / Essays & Narratives
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / General
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
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