Oprah Publishes Her First Cookbook, Highlights Weight Watchers Journey

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: 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."

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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.