Copperfield’s Presents: Dr. Linda Shiue in Conversation with Joanne Weir
Jul 21, 2021
A renowned chef and physician shares her secrets to a healthy life in this cookbook filled with healthy recipes that will fuel and energize your body and mind.
“I like to think of a spicebox as the cook’s equivalent of a doctor’s bag–containing the essential tools to use in the art of cooking. Learning to use spices is the best way to add interest and vibrancy to simple home cooking.” —from the Introduction
In her first cookbook, chef and physician Linda Shiue puts the phrase “let food be thy medicine” to the test. With 175 vegetarian and pescatarian recipes curated from her own kitchen, Dr. Shiue takes you on a journey of vibrant, fresh flavors through a range of spices from amchar masala to za’atar. With a comprehensive “Healthy Cooking 101” chapter, lists of the healthiest ingredients out there, and tips for prevention, Spicebox Kitchen is a culinary wellness trip you can take in your own kitchen.
About the Author
Linda Shiue is a physician, chef and founder of a teaching kitchen for patients. She believes that the best medicine is prevention. Her cooking classes showcase seasonal produce, lavishly flavored with spices and fresh herbs. Her food writing has been published widely and she has been interviewed frequently on television and in print. Dr. Shiue has served as faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University and serves on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. She is a graduate of Brown University, San Francisco Cooking School, UCSF and the kitchen of Michelin-starred restaurant, Mourad, in San Francisco. She also has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.
Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher and renowned chef. Joanne’s passion for home cooking was stoked by a legacy of life in the kitchen. A fourth generation professional chef, Joanne’s great-grandmother operated a restaurant in Boston at the turn of the century called Pilgrim’s Pantry. This enthusiasm for food was passed down to her grandfather and her mother, a professional chef and caterer who worked with the legendary cookbook author, Charlotte Turgeon. Joanne continues that same tradition. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Joanne went on to teach Fine Arts in Boston. She then found her way back to the kitchen.