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Q: famous chef who is also health conscious? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: famous chef who is also health conscious?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: deeper-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2005 14:26 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2005 14:26 PDT
Question ID: 538002
I need the name of  three "famous" chefs who are also health conscious
(and you get an even bigger tip if they are also a gardener too!). I
need chefs who are engaging and famous (Emeril)... or up and coming
(Alton Brown), but who focus more on the nutritional and health value
of food/cooking than on the mere display and presentation of the food.
Subject: Re: famous chef who is also health conscious?
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 28 Jun 2005 16:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello deeper,
Below are the results of my research for three famous chefs who are
health-conscious in their approach to food / cooking:
Juan-Carlos Cruz
"Recently, Juan-Carlos appeared on the premiere season of the
Discovery Health Network?s Body Challenge for six episodes. On the
program, Juan-Carlos lost a total of 43 pounds with an additional 17
lbs lost after the show wrapped. After his appearances, Juan-Carlos?s
attitude towards food altered as well. He began running Calorie
Commando Catering with the mission of providing the best heart-healthy
food in Los Angeles. Juan-Carlos still runs Pastrydude and teaches at
the Chefs Inc School of Culinary Arts in West Los Angeles, where his
classes include pastry, bread making, advanced cooking techniques, and
healthy "spa" cuisine.",1974,FOOD_9889_2771867,00.html
Kathleen Daelemans
"When it comes to healthful cooking and eating, Daelemans is "her own
best advertisement," having lost 70 pounds when creating a new
regional cuisine for one of the world's most luxurious five-star
resort and spas, The Grand Wailea, in Maui, Hawaii.
The wholesome cuisine Daelemans features on her menus has won her a
special award from the Hawaii State Senate as well as a devoted
Not quite a gardener but, 
"...Daelemans is deeply commited to developing and strengthening
farmer/chef relationships and emphasizing locally grown, organic, and
seasonally fresh foods.",1974,FOOD_9897_1670911,00.html | About Kathleen
Curtis Aikens
"...recognized nationally as a health food expert, cook, and consumer
food advocate...",1974,FOOD_9820,00.html
"Curtis is also a regular cast member of ABC's Good Morning America,
where he dispenses both food-related advice and creative, healthful
Again, not a gardener but has been in the produce business for fifteen years:
"A native Georgian, Curtis' attraction to produce began as a small
boy, as he followed his Grandfather Curtis through the garden. His
interest grew during high school, when he worked at the Conyers,
Georgia A&P Market. "I was supposed to be in the grocery department,"
he recalls, "but I hung out in produce because that's where all the
action was." His enthusiasm soon became a career."
Book - "Curtis Aikens' Guide to the Harvest"
Other celebrity chefs connected to gardening:
Victoria Wise
"She owned and operated Pig-by-the-Tail for 12 years, then sold it to
pursue her other passions, writing and gardening."
James McNair
"Before yielding to the lure of retailing and catering, McNair had
written and edited both cooking and gardening books for Ortho Books
and Sunset Books."
Food Network: Hosts / Celebrity Chefs,1974,FOOD_9889,00.html
Search terms:
chefs emeril "alton brown" inurl:1974 healthy OR health OR healthful
"Kathleen Daelemans" gardening OR gardener
"celebrity chef" gardener OR gardening
I hope this information is useful. If you have any queries please
request clarification.
Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
deeper-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Good answer that gave me more than I asked for. Many thanks!

Subject: Re: famous chef who is also health conscious?
From: czh-ga on 28 Jun 2005 22:59 PDT
The first person that popped into my mind is Alice Waters of
Berkeley's Chez Panisse. She was the main pioneer in changing the way
America eats. Her current project with The Edible Schoolyard is her
attempt to bring healthful eating and nutrition education to children
so it will transform their approach to eating. She is the foremost
evangelist for health cosncious food preparation and eating.
Alice Waters
Executive Chef and Owner, Chez Panisse

The Edible Schoolyard

The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior
Middle School, engages 950 public school students in a one-acre
organic garden and a kitchen classroom. Using food as a unifying
concept, students learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious
seasonal produce. Experiences in the kitchen and garden foster a
better understanding of how the natural world sustains us, and promote
the environmental and social well being of our school community.

Alice Waters by Ruth Reichl

Alice Waters lies in bed at night worrying about what to feed you. She
knows that she can make you happy. She also knows, in her hidden
heart, that if she can find the perfect dish to feed each person who
comes to her door, she can change the world.

Every great cook secretly believes in the power of food. Alice Waters
just believes this more than anybody else. She is certain that we are
what we eat, and she has made it her mission in life to make sure that
people eat beautifully. Waters is creating a food revolution, even if
she has to do it one meal at a time.

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