The James Beard Award is like the Oscars of the food industryIt covers everything from chef to restaurateurs, food journalists to cookbook authors, restaurant designers to architects, and is the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America.

I came across this book which is a nominee for the award.
Deepa’s Secrets:
Slow Carb, New Indian Cuisine
What struck me obviously was the name at first ? my namesake …
But when I learned what the book was about, I liked it even more.

“Upon learning that rice and bread were the culprits for her husband’s type 2 diabetes, Deepa Thomas deconstructed and reinvented her native Indian cuisine. Deepa made anew seventy slow carb recipes, incorporating time-saving Western cooking techniques, breaking-news research on gut health and weight loss, and Ayurvedic wisdoms (“When diet is right, medicine is of no need; and when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.”). After six months of cooking and eating “New Indian,” Deepa lost twenty pounds and freed her husband from a ten-year routine of insulin shots.”