Authors: Cathy Thomas
The Most Nutrient-Dense Fruits and
Vegetables, in 150 Delicious Recipes
Cheryl Forberg, RD
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How lucky I am to have had such a great team cheering me on. Books like this happen with the help and generosity of many people.
Enormous thanks go to Sharon and Joe Hernandez, owners of Melissa's/World Variety Produce, for giving me the opportunity to write this book. These produce pioneers founded the company in
. Their family-run business has become the nation's largest distributor of specialty and organic fruits and vegetables. The Melissa's brand is named after Sharon and Joe's daughter, Melissa, whoâalong with her husband, Aaronâtakes an active role in the company.
Food writers from coast to coast rely on the information garnered from produce guru Robert Schueller, Melissa's director of public relations. He is a walking encyclopedia of produce knowledge. His talent and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. Thanks go to Debra Cohen, Melissa's director of special projects, for her steadfast fact checking.
I am extremely grateful to nutrition experts Cheryl Forberg, RD, and David Feder, RD. Cheryl, a former nutritionist for NBC's
The Biggest Loser
, wrote the book's foreword and painstakingly did the nutritional analyses of the recipes. David Feder, a food writer and nutrition scientist, contributed the nutritional information related to each topic.
Heartfelt thanks to chef Ida Rodriguez, executive chef of Melissa's corporate kitchen, along with her very talented team, chef/kitchen director Tom Fraker and chef Raquel Perez. Chef Tom and Chef Raquel tested each and every recipe in the book.
Special thanks to editorial director Bill LeBlond and associate editor Sarah Billingsley; designer Alice Chau; photographer Angie Cao; and the rest of the editing, production, marketing, and publicity team at Chronicle Books.
Finally, of course, I would like to thank my children and my husband, Phil McCullough, for their patience and love, as well as culinarian Tillie Clements, who cooked up my first newspaper food-writing gig. Thank you to FranÃ§oise Thomas, who gave me my initial lessons in French cuisine and perseverance.
Infinite gratitude to my late parents, Harriett and Loren Young, who kept our family table filled with fresh fruits and vegetables seven days a week.