EAT TASTE HEAL: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living
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National and International Awards

USA Book News: Award Winner: Health/Diet Category
ForeWord Magazine: Gold Medal Winner: Health
Maverick Award for Excellence in Photography
Writer’s Digest Magazine: Best Reference Book, International Self-Published
USA Book News: Award Winning Finalist: Health/Alternative Medicine Category
Nautilus Book Awards: Award-Winning Finalist: Food/Cooking/Nutrition
ForeWord Magazine: Award-Winning Finalist: Cooking

Magazine: Book Reviews and Feature Articles

Reviews of Eat-Taste-Heal and/or feature articles written by authors
have recently appeared in:

Body+Soul Magazine
Yoga Journal
Publisher’s Weekly
Alternative Medicine Magazine
LA Yoga Magazine
ForeWord Magazine
Midwest Book Review
Inspiration Magazine
LA Metro Magazine
Light on Ayurveda Journal
Hinduism Today

Newspaper: Feature Articles

“A Hunger for Health”: Daniel Rhoda interviewed in the Bangor Daily News
Download: Bangor Daily News article.pdf

“Eat Taste Heal”: Dr. Tom interviewed in Kauai’s Garden Island Weekly

Radio Interviews

Dr.Tom featured on American Airlines and Northwest Airlines, airing on over 75,000 flights nationwide.

Daniel Rhoda D.A.S (Ayurveda) interviewed live on Martha Stewart Radio’s: Whole Living (July, 2009)

Chef Johnny featured on
Shirley’s i-radio show:
“Cooking in the Lite”

Chef Johnny Featured on Kauai’s KKCR: “Truth from the Source”

Daniel and Chef Johnny interviewed on Kauai’s KKCR

Daniel featured on’s i-radio show: “The Energy of Food”

Dr. Tom, Dan, and Chef Johnny interviewed on Hawaii’s Kong Radio (Sept.’05)


Dan interviewed on Maine’s WAGM/ Channel 8.

Watch our video about the creation of Eat-Taste-Heal (3:16)

Endorsements and Reviews
"Eat•Taste•Heal makes the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda accessible—and deliciously so—to modern cooks everywhere. Read this book."
Deepak Chopra
Author, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

"Ayurvedic cooking for healing is ancient, timeless, practical wisdom based upon taste, hot and cold energy and the post-digestive effect of food at the cellular level. A proper diet is good medicine. In the near future, medical professionals, instead of prescribing just drugs, will suggest proper, individualized balancing recipes to their patients. Dr. Yarema, Daniel Rhoda and Chef Brannigan’s profound work in the field of food as medicine, Eat•Taste•Heal, is a most timely and practical guide for people everywhere."
Dr. Vasant Lad
Author, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing

“To have healthy glowing skin, we must feed ourselves healthfully. Eat•Taste•Heal introduces you to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with easy-to-follow-mouth-watering recipes that enhance your health and help yuo to create beauty from the inside out.”
Pratima Raichur N.D.
Author, Absolute Beauty

"A fascinating new Ayurvedic cookbook with many innovative recipes and a clear and simple presentation of Ayurvedic principles to go along with them, a good aid for those wanting to expand their application of Ayurveda in their daily lives."
Dr. David Frawley
Author, Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga of Herbs

Publisher’s Weekly
Lifestyle Book Reviews

Holistic physician Yarema, patient Rhoda and chef Brannigan contribute their individual perspectives on India's ancient medical science, ayurveda, to this attractive volume. Introduced to the system by different routes (disillusionment with Western medical practices, illness and transcendental meditation, respectively), the authors detail an array of ayurvedic techniques (diet, breathing, meditation, exercise, aromatherapy). Much more than a cookbook, this guide can serve as a complete introduction to ayurveda. Readers will learn how to identify their ayurvedic type; detect and treat imbalances and illness; select foods, daily routines and activities best for them; adapt to seasonal and aging patterns; and, most importantly, put the power to heal in their own hands. Based on cuisines from around the globe, the recipes demonstrate how to vary ayurvedic meals to nurture each of the ayurvedic types. The tempting selections include Roasted Sunflower Pâté, Gnocchi with Pumpkin Sauce, Seared Sesame Trout with Coconut Curry Sauce, and Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. The recipes are easy to follow and require little preparation time. The authors stress that adopting an ayurvedic lifestyle requires time, commitment and much self-inquiry, but make an enthusiastic and persuasive case for doing so. Color photos.

Midwest Book Review

Eat•Taste•Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living is a compendium of recipes and information that combines groundbreaking and seminal work within the field of holistic nutrition and healthy living. The collaborative effort of a medical doctor, a patient, and a professional chef, Eat•Taste•Heal is enhanced throughout with color photography, features an extensive background information (Ayurvedic Concepts in a Nutshell), a great deal of solidly practical instruction (Buying, Preparing & Storing Vibrant Food), then goes on to present the reader with "The ABC's Ambiance, Blessing & Consumption"; "The Rhythms of Nature"; and "Food as Medicine". From Stewed Apples with Dates and Cinnamon; Avocado Soup with Cucumber; Warm Almond Milk with Coconut & Mango; Braised Chicken with Cilantro Reduction Sauce; and Steamed Kale with Lemon and Dill Butter; to Cream of Beet Soup with Puy Lentils; Samosas with mango Chutney; Braised Bok Choy, Fennel & Tofu with Lemon & Coriander; Green Beans & Carrots with Fried Almonds, Chapati (Indian flat bread); and Chocolate Saveur with Coconut Creme, Eat•Taste•Heal will quickly prove a popular and appreciated addition to any household cookbook collection.

ForeWord Magazine

Eat Taste Heal offers a fresh look at Ayurveda, India’s ancient system for achieving vibrant health written by a physician, chef, and patient (Thomas Yarema, MD, Johnny Brannigan, Daniel Rhoda, respectively). This book defies easy summarization. It’s an extremely well-conceived and executed treatise on sensible Eastern health practices.

Yoga Journal

Ayurveda can seem impenetrable. Unlike yoga, which we can actively pursue in class, the ancient Indian system of holistic health offers students no easy entry point without the help of a certified doctor. But this gorgeous new picture-filled cookbook, put together by a Western doctor, an Ayurveda scholar, and a chef, provides a great place to begin with one of the most accessible tools for self-healing: food.

The book opens with a quick history of Ayurveda and a primer on the three doshas, or constitutions. Linking the doshic states to different tastes, the authors give an overview of food as medicine and then move into the cookbook section. The recipes range from spiced oatmeal to barley kitchari to yellow split-mung dhal. Many are meat and dairy free, and all the ones I tried were delicious—the elegant stuffed trumpet dosa, a kind of crispy wrap, was a favorite.

Choose your recipes well, though: Many are complex, rivaling elaborate Martha Stewart pastry concoctions in the sheer length of their ingredient lists. That trumpet dosa, for example, calls for 28 ingredients. The results are spectacular, but many of these recipes are beyond the scope of the harried everyday cook.

Yoga and Joyful Living Magazine

According to yoga philosophy, you are what you eat—so you’d better eat well. This groundbreaking cookbook will show you how. Its trio of authors—an internationally renowned chef who teaches meditation, a pioneering physician committed to bridging systems of medicine, and a recovering capitalist who found wellness through ayurveda—give a complete picture of the ayurvedic culinary experience. An in-depth introduction takes you beyond the standard vata, pitta, kapha understanding of ayurveda, and more than 150 recipes will help you create a realistic healthy diet for your body-mind type. Fish and chicken entrÈes are included, as well as vegan and gluten-free alternatives. This is serious (and delicious) ayurvedic cooking that will change the way you think about food.

Hinduism Today

This thought-provoking, multi-faceted book makes us reflect not only about our own nature and food choices, but on how these choices affect the world around us. Eat•Taste•Heal can proudly grace anyone’s cookbook and holistic/self-healing collection.






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