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This Woman Made Me Love Brussels Sprouts

by Staff

Tags: Great Writing, Heidi Swanson, James Beard Awards, Super Natural Cooking,

Super Natural CookingHeidi Swanson, the writer-photographer-foodie behind 101Cookbooks.com, made me fall in love with Brussels sprouts last year, when she published Super Natural Cooking. Seems she impressed some, ah, slightly more professional palates as well: Swanson's cookbook has recently been short-listed for a 2008 James Beard Foundation Award in the category of "healthy focus."

We caught up with the multitalented Swanson in our July/August 2007 issue. Check out what she had to say about her award-worthy cookbook and getting away from processed foods, and then go cook up some of her signature golden-crusted sprouts.

Julie Hanus

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