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Complete Food & Nutrition Companion

LATEST NEWS: Hardie Grant Books wishes to congratulate Catherine Saxelby on winning the 2014 Bruce Chandler Book Prize for her Complete Food and Nutrition Companion: The Ultimate A-Z Guide. With more than 500 entries this is the ultimate family reference for good health and nutrition - and a deserving winner of the Bruce Chandler Book Prize.

The prize is awarded by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology for a book published in the past six months to five years judged to make the greatest contribution to food science and technology.


If you have ever worried about whether you should be switching to low-GI carbs (even how to do that), or wondering if you are losing nutrients by using frozen vegetables, or even the simple basics of feeding a family or keeping your weight on-track – then this book by Catherine Saxelby, a leading Australian nutritionist, is your answer.

What’s more, she is keen to bust some of the most common food myths.

Subtitled the ultimate A-Z guide, this 400-page book with over 500 entries will become the one you go to for every query. Fast foods, electrolytes, maltodextrin, royal jelly – and much more.

Such an eclectic mix of everything to do with food and nutrition would be confusing without the sensible alphabetical layout (dip in and out without wading through chapters), an excellent index, and Saxelby’s no-nonsense, practical and friendly writing style.

Catherine Saxelby’s reputation as a nutritionist is undisputed and this book, which took her two years to compile, brings her expertise right into your kitchen as you cook or make out your shopping list.

- reviewed by Sally Hammond

Complete Food and Nutrition Companion, Catherin Saxelby, Hardie Grant Books, 2012, paperbackillustrated, ISBN 978 1 74066 841 5. RRP A$45.


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