Better known for his role as the dashing Captain Ross in the 1970s BBC series of Poldark, the writer having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes was determined to manage his condition through life style changes rather than medication.
This is a very well written, visually attractive, concise cookbook, which appeals to diabetics and non-diabetics alike. It is organised in clear sections, from Soups in Section 1, through to Grains and Pulses in Section 11.
Instead of the usual photos of dishes, there are enchanting illustrations instead.
The recipes are tantalizing; Farinata (Pancake), Comfort Lentils and Caponata, to name just a few. My only criticism is that a few healthy puds or cakes could have been included as there is no sweet section.
The book is based on the ‘Mediterranean’ diet; plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish etc.
It really appealed to me, firstly being vegan vegetarian and secondly with Type 2 diabetes in my family. This book would make an ideal gift.