Oprah Publishes Her First Cookbook, Highlights Weight Watchers Journey

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Oprah’s first cookbook just came out, titled ‘Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
The media personality has spent much of her career talking and writing about food, but this is the first cookbook she has ever published.

Oprah Winfrey

The media personality has spent much of her career talking and writing about food, but this is the first cookbook she has ever published.

Oprah Winfrey: TV personality, media empress, multi-billionaire, and now, first-time published cookbook author. Oprah’s first cookbook — which details her food journey and 42-pound weight loss — was released Tuesday and is titled Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life. The title may be a mouthful, but the book has a lot of bite.

According to USA Today, although Winfrey is a Weight Watchers spokesperson and each recipe comes with point values for the popular weight loss program, the book is more about her lifelong relationship with food than a straightforward dieting cookbook.

"Now that I’ve finally internalized the rules of clean eating (food that's minimally processed), I let myself break those rules!” Winfrey says in the book. “I don’t do it often, and I never do it mindlessly; the goal is to make my indulgences intentional. I aim for deliberate. I plan for decadence."

The recipes, inspired by her personal chef and chefs she’s worked with over the years, include “unfried chicken,” lavender shortbread, and pasta cacio e pepe made with truffle zest.

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