Eat Your Heart Out: The Look Good, Feel Good, Silver Lining Cookbook by Dean Sheremet
The year is winding down and as such, the people of the world are beginning to worry about the pounds they’re going to pack on over the next two months and then how they’re going to lose it all, and more, at the start of the New Year. That’s why this reader chose Eat Your Heart Out by David Sheremet. It’s supposedly “The Look Good, Feel Good, Silver Lining Cookbook” but unfortunately, it’s not at all what this reader imagined it being.
Firstly, this book is perfect if you follow the sordid affairs of LeAnn Rimes. Apparently David Sheremet was her first love and husband. Unfortunately they went through a very messy divorce and cooking is how Sheremet coped with all the media backlash. His answer to dealing with all of the stress and fallout is quite commendable and even unique. He wrote the cookbook, perfectly named Eat Your Heart Out, which is a combination of his love of cooking and his personal life.
Sheremet tries to be relatable. Anyone wanting to nourish their body and soul can read his book, but one thinks that perhaps his main demographic is people who are trying to restart their life after a life altering situation. Sheremet explains to his readers that they can overcome problems, just like he has, through their love of cooking, but his kitchen and recipes are insanely complex. Sheremet says things like one doesn’t actually need a mortar and pestle. That a coffee mug and salt shaker will do. That’s cool and all, but his readers still needs to have tapioca starch or liquid aminos in their kitchen. If one was planning to do nothing more than to jumpstart their nourishment and make a month-long meal plan with only these recipes, then this book will have the reader feeling a lot better about themselves and their nutrition.
There’s no denying that Sheremet’s recipes look delicious and super healthy. The finest part about his book is that there are so many things a reader can learn to cook if they haven’t already, such as duck, lobster, etc. His love of cauliflower is the best thing. Sheremet even goes so far as to show his reader’s how they can cook it, and other ingredients, multiple different ways. He definitely knows how to use his ingredients to their full potential and he tries not to be wasteful, even explaining what to do to keep certain ingredients fresh and lasting. Also he includes desserts. That’s always a bonus.
This reader may have simply been looking for too much. Hoping to jumpstart a cleaner eating habit during the holidays seems impossible now, but there’s still hope yet and although Sheremet’s way of cooking and eating is admirable, unfortunately this reader just doesn’t have the time or the funds.
Emery Lai is a Library Assistant at Alamance County Public Libraries. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-229-3588.