The NYC food community is like a family and I’m so grateful to be part of it. Jackie Stone of @thedailymeal invited me to Franklin Becker’s Celebrity Chef Night as a launch party for his new book GOOD FAT COOKING and I can’t even begin to tell you how every person in America needs a copy of this book in their home.
- an explanation of healthy fats by Franklin
- a list of his favorite fats (avocado, olive oil, nuts, etc)
- a foreward by Chef Jonathan Waxman
- colorful food photography
- a list of flavorful spices/herbs
- a variety of mostly grain/mostly gluten-free recipes
- and a recipe that will put a smile on a vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore
I like this book because so many people are afraid of the word “fat” and this book provides the public with an opportunity to educate themselves on healthy, good-for-you food. As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, this book is pretty much everything the school stands for… maybe Franklin Becker should be a Dean? #possibilities
In addition to the launch of his new book, Chef Franklin recently opened Little Beet Table located in the Flatiron district of NYC. I’ll be dining there this week so I’ll let you know how it is :)
UPDATE: Check out my first YELP review featuring Little Beet Table
333 PARK AVENUE SOUTH
BETWEEN 24TH & 25TH ST
NEW YORK, NY
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW: Buy this book and go to The Little Beet Table restaurant to taste some of the recipes provided in this book (think about it… you won’t have to do the dinner dishes). OR if you’re in a rush, you can go to the ORIGINAL express location in Times Square. WAIT! You didn’t know about The Little Beet? It’s slow fast food for all of the employees who work in Times Square! Why is it so great for employees in Time Square? Well, it’s healthy, delicious and you only have to wait 9 minutes or less during the lunch rush (they have it down to a science)! Enjoy!