"We love your book; it has so much variety; it is really educational,
full of ideas and it's fun to read. Thanks again. We are waiting
for 'The Dish:Part Two'!"
--Josef Lageder, Executive Chef, Balboa
Bay Club, New Port Beach CA
"Many of us expect a book on nutriton to be academic, perhaps
a little boring. Not so with The Dish. It's informative,
but entertaining. You'll probably never find another book that teaches
you about phytonutrients AND tips on dressing to look thinner! This
book is an easy read, and we think you will enjoy every page, from
cover to cover."
"Perky writing sometimes belies the deep knowledge and research
underlying the nutritional information presented."
"Healthy eating that's fun and prepared with lots of style."
--Emeril Lagasse, chef and host of TV Food
Network's Emeril LIVE, and author of From Emeril's
"Carolyn and Densie dish up expert diet advice with extra helpings
of fun. It's great to know that enjoying life is part of a healthy
--Joan Lunden, television host and bestselling
author of Growing Up Healthy
"At a time when many people are more confused than ever,
Carolyn O'Neil and Densie Webb bring common sense in helping people
customize a diet that's just right for them."
--Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president,
Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine,
University of California, San Francisco, and author of Eat More,
"My boyfriend and I seat ourselves at a sidewalk table at
"Cafe Boulud" on Manhattan's Upper East Side. There's
a boisterous table next to us, and we recognize CNN's Carolyn O'Neil
as one of the revelers. They are celebrating something, so, curious
New Yorkers that we are, we ask them what is it? A book called "The
Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous." Remember that scene
in "Sex & the City" when Carrie's in Paris and the
Parisian bookstore throws her a party and she doesn't show? Well,
it's like that, except it's New York, she shows, and everybody (including
all the strangers at the adjoining tables) has a swell time, they
pass the book around and we all get to take a peek (I hogged it
for close to an hour). The bad news is: it's their only copy! We
can look, but we can't buy it. The good news is we go home, go on
Amazon and order it. If Carrie Bradshaw wrote a book on how to eat
well and still fit into her fabulous outfits, this would be it.
It's whimsical, but underlying it all is the serious topic of getting
us to eat healthy without becoming obnoxious food cops. I love living
in this city, and running into Carolyn (and her co-author Densie
Webb and all her other friends) is one of the reasons why."
-- Christine Lavin, Amazon reviewer,
June 15, 2004.
"Written to read like a beach novel, this book dishes on
what one should be adding to their day and to their diet to boost
energy, curb appetite and add a healthy glow. Eating healthy is
important, but who wants to carry a container of cottage cheese
in their handbag?"
"The Dish is no ordinary diet book. In fact, it's not really
a diet book but rather a manual for hip, sophisticated women (or
those who would like to be) on how to eat well, feel good, and stay
--Tufts Nutrition Navigator
"At last, a nutrition book that captures the reader with
a dynamic, attention-grabbing read without selling snake oil and
telling lies. O'Neal and Webb have produced a simply marvelous book
that cleverly presents the best of the truth in a fun, sexy format."
"O'Neil and Webb share an unusually acute ability to translate
brain-numbing scientific information into easy-to-understand nuggets.
Given the combined depth of the authors' backgrounds, readers will
find "The Dish" packed with sensible, workable nutrition