Klost, a self-taught chemist, has created a style of old-fashioned American home cookery using mostly raw natural ingredients that are a joy to the palate. Back to Eden is really a re-creation of medieval and Renaissance culture, combining the natural power of herbs with the creativity of Indian and Thai cuisines, and the comfort of a home cooked meal. The cook thus presented comes out of true nourishment rather than deprivation and servility.
Since the release of Back to Eden, Kloss has produced a number of other cookbooks and many more publications on his healing diets and methods. The book was a phenomenal success. Within 9 months of its publication, _both_ parties published expanded editions. A revised and expanded special purpose edition brought up-to-date additions and appendixes.
Publishers contacted him and asked for more recipes. Admittedly, Kloss was too busy to develop that number of recipes for publication, so he asked John Russell (his son) and the Salk Institute for Biologic Therapy for help. From the Salk Institute, Russell compiled the soy recipes and the rest of the book was developed by Kloss and his staff.
Food for thought--sure. But does it work? Well, you be the judge. I'll just mention one thing about the book, and it is important. Back to Eden is one of the first books against the use of coffee. Alcohol, tobacco, soft drinks and coffee are all things that stop the body from healing. Kloss was well aware of this fact. d2c66b5586