The Healthy Back Kitchen

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CQ52
Expected to ship Spring, 2023
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Reinventing cooking based on ergonomics.

More than 120 recipes that enable a simpler way of moving about the kitchen, and rethink techniques to avoid prolonged standing and minimize exertion. Working in concert with Dr. Griffin Baum–a neurosurgeon focused on back surgery as well as a passionate cook–we explore the act of cooking with a goal of improving accessibility, whether that means organizing items in your kitchen or recommending the best tools for cutting while seated. 


A simple bowl of pasta becomes easier when you ditch the big pot of boiling water and simmer everything in a skillet. Comfort foods are reimagined as lower-lift affairs: lasagna in a loaf pan, and Parmesan risotto in your slow cooker. We give you walkaway time in every recipe so you can choose what to make based on your needs. 

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DOWNSIZE AND OPTIMIZE

 In “The Ergonomic Kitchen,” you’ll look at your cooking space with fresh eyes to maximize efficiency and ease. Are your most-used tools hiding in awkward spots or deep cabinets? We’ll help you set up a functional work space, whether you’re standing or seated.

EQUIPPED FOR EFFICIENCY

Moving efficiently gives you a huge jump-start in making great food without unnecessary standing. A few everyday items, such as a great apron, can shave real time for any task.

PREP AHEAD

Recipes have been designed to minimize prep time with options for spacing out tasks, so time spent cooking is faster and more pleasurable. Why not jump-start dinner with a do-ahead simmering sauce like creamy Pomodoro Sauce for fish, chicken, or pasta?

COMFORT CLASSICS REVISITED

Trade a whole chicken for a spatchcocked one that fits in a quarter sheet pan and produces all-over crispy skin. Let brisket and onions turn tender in your slow cooker and enjoy an extra day of leftovers when you aren’t feeling up to cooking.

DETAILS

Recipes: 100 low-impact recipes
Format: Softcover
Pages: 344
Item Number: CQ52
Item Weight: 2.5 pounds


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Approachable Planning and Prep

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Balance Flavors and Recipe Types

Pair fresh dishes like Scallops with Asparagus and Citrus Salad with rich Carciofi Alla Giudia. And don’t forget desserts with one-bite sweet treats such as Chocolate-Lemon Truffles or Turkish Stuffed Apricots with Rose Water and Pistachios.

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