Meet Chef Kathleen Daelemans, the newest addition to the Food Network, the television channel that has launched today's hottest culinary stars.
Chef Kathleen is living proof that dramatic weight loss and great food can go together. A decade ago, when she was drafted to become the chef of one of the world's most luxurious spas on the Big Island of Hawaii, she weighed 205 pounds--not exactly a poster girl for a healthy lifestyle.
But with her job at stake, she buckled down and came up with a cuisine she could be proud of. Her ground rules were simple. Pleasure must rule. No one should have to weigh or measure food. And never say the d word--unless it stands for delicious. The results were a smashing success.
Celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Geena Davis, and Michael J. Fox flocked to the resort, mainly to taste Kathleen's food. Critics from the New York Times, Esquire, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and the Los Angeles Times raved.
And Kathleen herself dropped seventy-five pounds, from a size 22 to a size 6. Now, in Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen, she shares her sassy philosophy and her just-plain-good food with home cooks.