What It Is
Since low-carbohydrate dieting has taken America by
storm, it was only natural that cookbooks would follow.
First came The Low-Carb Cookbook, succeeded by
Living Low-Carb, both by Fran McCullough, an avowed
foodie and award-winning cookbook editor. Struggling to keep
her own weight down, McCullough was led to a low-carb diet,
which suited her to a T. In her quest for meal-time pleasure
without plumpness, she put together a collection of more
than 250 recipes for the 1997 The Low-Carb Cookbook.
The book was an instant success and best seller. Living
Low-Carb followed in 2000, which contains more
explanation and adds 175 recipes.
McCullough's latest book explains the differences between
the most stringent low-carb diet plans and the more liberal
ones that she favors. She then outlines how to adapt the
latter group of diets to fit a pleasure-eater's perspective.
Rather than a "diet" book, Living Low-Carb is more of
a lifestyle and self-help guide with recipes for everything
from home fries to Moroccan-styled chicken to what she calls
Intense Chocolate Cake.