This appendix should make it clear to you that you can have great food from every ethnic corner of the world and still stay within the requirements of a diabetic diet. In a short appendix like this, I could not include every possible type of food, but I tried to select foods that most people enjoy either at home or in a restaurant. This edition includes several recipes featuring Mediterranean food. I chose the restaurants from among the best in the country, with an emphasis on San Francisco because that is where I reside and (happily) get to try them. I’ve also included a sampling of delicious salad recipes from my book Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). If you like what you see, pick up a copy for even more delectable diabetic-friendly recipes.
Getting to Know the Contributing Restaurants and Chefs
The chefs and restaurants who contributed recipes were a pleasure to work with and deserve great praise for their willingness to accommodate the needs of diabetic diners. Some restaurant recipes were altered slightly to keep them appropriate for a diabetic diet, but changes were never done without the approval of the chefs who created them. Some of their recipes may take a little longer than others to prepare, but all are worth the time and the effort. In any case, you can go to the restaurant that provided the recipe, order that meal, and know that you are on your diabetic diet.
The flavors of the Mediterranean have ...