It's an odd thing to say, but books seem to find me. They leap off shelves sometimes, calling my attention - which is otherwise distracted or engaged. Once in hand, there's no doubt I am to read them, even those on subjects I'm totally unfamiliar with.
The Self-Healing Cookbook by Kristina Turner was just such a book; though this one stayed on the shelf, courteously waiting for me to pick it up. Its hand-lettered and illustrated spine amongst the other "tall books" wasn't even in the "Cookbook" section.
Turner's classic is an excellent primer on the food/body/mind matrix. There's no need to be concerned about the macrobiotic premise. It reflects sound thinking and basic principles. Enchanting illustrations and clear prose make it a book to beg, borrow, or 'buy'.
The Self-Healing Cookbook: Whole Foods To Balance Body, Mind and Moods by Kristina Turner (Paperback - Feb 2002)