Sam Kass, former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet--and the environment--every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • IACP AWARD FINALIST
This book lays out Kass's plan to eat a little better. Knowing that sustainability and healthfulness come most, well, sustainably when new habits and choices seem appealing rather than drastic and punitive, Kass shares his philosophy and methods to help make it easy to choose, cook, and eat delicious foods without depriving yourself of agency or pleasure. He knows that going organic, local, and so forth all the time is just not realistic for most people, and that's ok--it's all about choosing and doing a little better, and how those choices add up to big change. It's the philosophy he helped the Obamas instill in their home, both in Chicago and that big white one in Washington.
About the Author
SAM KASS was senior policy advisor for nutrition policy in the Obama administration and is currently senior food analyst for NBC News, as well as an advisor to several food technology start-ups. One of the former First Lady's longest-serving advisors, Sam was the executive director of her Let's Move initiative, and helped her create the first major vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and was trained as a chef by one of Austria's greatest chefs, Christian Domschitz in Vienna.
AUBRIE PICK is a food, portrait, lifestyle, travel, and interiors photographer whose work takes her around the world. She has shot several notable cookbooks, including Chrissy Teigen's Cravings and Charlotte Druckman's Stir, Sizzle, Bake. When she is not behind the camera, she can be found hiking the hills of her hometown of San Francisco with her scruffy dog, perfecting her spicy tandoori chicken soup, and plotting her next road trip.
"Kass shares the lessons he instilled in the White House kitchen in a remarkably approachable way...The recipes throughout are easy to follow and precisely how we want to be (and probably should be) eating in 2018." - Food & Wine