The Avocado Affair

Discover Avocado’s most delicious partners in health through ancient rejuvenating secrets and 70 new recipes

by Alba Martin & Dr. Claude Martin-Mondière M.D. Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781480859500
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781480859494

About the Book

Avocados are an ancient fruit full of nutrients and healthy fats that generate energy, enhance neurotransmission, maintain our vascular system, and play a key role in weight regulation. Studies have shown that avocados are not only tasty, but also pair well with many nutritionally appealing partners including cacao, citrus fruits, nuts, berries, tropical fruits, seafood, and peppers. Foodie Alba Martin and Dr. Claude Martin-Mondière M.D. Ph.D. share over seventy international avocado recipes from around the world, going beyond the traditional avocado toast and inviting us all to try various healthy combos that help to build brain cells, lower the risk of chronic diseases, and extend life expectancy. This diverse collection provides an array of dishes for various different cooking levels from ridiculously simple to more sophisticated: chilled avocado soup, stuffed red peppers, Mediterranean salsa, fried cod with GABA rice, saffron avocado shrimp, creamy kiwi smoothies, chocolate vegan milkshakes, etc. The Avocado Affair shares over seventy international recipes that encourage foodies of all kinds to pair the legendary fruit with nutritious ingredients to create delicious dishes.

About the Author

Alba Martin learned to read on a cookbook and made her first recipe age 5. After a brief “nutrition for the healthy” course in France and a short internship at the Texas Heart Institute, she turned towards Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, studying between the UK, the US and Ireland while keeping a foot in the health and culinary world through a little of bit of food writing. Throughout the years, she’s been a fervent meat eater, vegetarian, and raw vegan, and now back to being an omnivore. Dr. Claude Martin-Mondière M.D. Ph.D. is a Physician by vocation. She obtained her MD and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Paris, France before receiving a grant for international post-doctorate studies in the Brain Research department of the University of Chicago and Baylor College in Houston. She won the Lipha prize in France and the innovation award from ASAIO meeting in Dallas for a device she designed to test shear stress on endothelial cells. She was granted an American patent for an ECMO blood pump. Parallel to this, Claude combined her laboratory and medical skills with her first-hand knowledge of Parisian food culture and culinary discoveries while travelling to Spain, Italy, Saoudi Arabia and Japan among others, to develop a new kind of healthy everyday cooking. Her expertise in immunology and biochemistry allowed her to achieve personal recovery through nutrition.