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East meets West in the kitchen as you discover the nourishing treasures of Chinese medicine.

Food is our most powerful medicine. This book teaches us how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of Chinese medicine to food. You’ll be introduced to a new way of thinking about yourself, and will learn what you need to eat to achieve balance and ultimately improve your health.

In an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner, Ellen explains which combinations of foods act upon the body to move qi (energy) and how they cool or warm the body. Many modern chronic health problems are caused by lifestyle, genetics and stress, and can be helped by distinctive and long‑lasting changes to the way we eat.

The enticing recipes, organized by season, help you easily put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice. You’ll soon be on your way to utilizing the principles you’ve learned and applying them where they count most — in your kitchen.


ELLEN GOLDSMITH, M.S.O.M, L.Ac., Dip.C.H, is a licenced acupuncturist, educator and practitioner of Chinese medicine. She is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine’s Classical Chinese Medicine program, with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, is licensed as an acupuncturist and is certified in Chinese herbal therapy. Ellen resides in Oregon.

MAYA KLEIN’s passion for food has brought her to food writing and cooking instruction. Maya’s work includes recipe development and testing for commercial clients and for numerous cookbooks, including The Joy of Cooking and eight books as assistant to Alice Medrich. She is co-author with Alice Medrich of James Beard Award–winner Flavor Flours. Maya resides in Oregon.


288 pages • 7" x 10" • Index
ISBN 978-0-7788-0584-7
$24.95 / £16.95
Publication date: December 2017


Of Note to Media

  • Food as medicine is one of the prevailing ideas of today’s world
  • What sets this book apart are the fundamentals and principles of Chinese medicine which include nutritional and diet therapy to protect, maintain and improve one's health and well-being
  • Food as medicine is a central idea for many people today
  • Chinese medicine's continuous tradition of a holistic approach to using food and nutrition is a perfect addition to the Western practic of nutritional therapy
  • The book includes 175 contemporary recipes organized by season
  • This book includes an easy-to-understand, accessible introduction to Chinese medicine principles and Chinese nutritional therapy
  • There are a number of recipes in the book recommended for new moms, to help rebuild their vitality after childbirth
  • Combines health and nutritional information with 175 recipes
  • The Chinese medicine component creates a unique value
  • The book includes a wide variety of appealing recipes including gluten-free, paleo, vegan and vegetarian, along with suggested menus, resources and cooking tips and information
  • Extremely well researched
  • Ellen Goldsmith is a licenced acupuncturist and specialist in Chinese medicine
  • Maya Klein is a well-known recipe developer
  • Both authors reside in Portland Oregon


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