Puur Pascale takes second place at Gourmand International 2017 Best Cook Book Awards

6 June 2017
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'Puur Pascale' took second place in the category 'Best Cook Book' at the prestigieus Gourmand International’s 2017 Best Cook Book Awards. The news was published today in the China Daily:

Second prize in the best cookbook competition went to Pascale Naessens, a Belgian chefauthor and TV host who credits an early trip to China at the age of 22 for some of the inspiration for Pure Pascale: Natural Food That Makes You Happy.

“This is not a diet. I hate dieting!” she proclaims in the introduction. “Please don’t call me a health freak — I am not interested in undrinkable superfood juices or weird and wonderful workouts. I want to live a ‘real’ life with ‘real’ food.”

"Natural food", she says in Yantai upon accepting the award, “is food that does my body good, food that makes me stronger and more energetic, and food that makes me happy.”

A key guideline for her is combinations: “Do not combine protein with carbohydrates,” she writes.

Plates that are meat plus vegetables, fish plus vegetables, cheese plus vegetables and carbohydrates plus vegetables are healthier choices, easier to digest, have a slimming effect, and result in eating more vegetables and fewer “unhealthy fast carbohydrates” like pasta and potatoes. Lots and lots of recipes include salmon with thyme crust, tomatoes and green asparagus in the oven; spin ach with tomato, turmeric and feta; and cooked pumpkin with bacon.

* These are a few excerpts from the article. The full article can be found on the PDF file below.

"Natural food", she says in Yantai upon accepting the award, “is food that does my body good, food that makes me stronger and more energetic, and food that makes me happy.”