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Low-Carb Cookbooks that don't suck?

The Pie Queen | Oct 6, 2003 10:06 AM

I'm eating low-carb (not no-carb) and it works really well for me, even as a chowhound cook. When cooking at home, I can generally just choose recipes that don't include simple carbs like rice and potatoes, or modify recipes to work with my new eating plan.

But this does take some effort, and sometimes results in disaster (such as my recent attempt to make chocolate mousse with Splenda- it turned into a hard, chemical-tasting lump).

So, I've been exploring various web sites that have low carb recipes, and I bought a cookbook. So far I've been very disappointed with the recipes. I think the problem is that the authors of the recipes tend to be nutritionists first and cooks second (or third, or fourth...) Reminds me of that scene from the Matrix where they're complaning about the nasty gruel, and one of the guys born in Zion says "It's a single cell protein combined with synthetic aminos, vitamins, and minerals. Everything the body needs." Yeah, but it tastes like crap.

Can anyone recommend a low-carb cookbook that aspires towards not just edible food, but GREAT food?

p.s. Please don't turn this into a debate about the merits of low-carb diets. Been there, done that. I'm just looking for a good cookbook or recipes. Thanks!

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