Monday, August 1, 2016

Cookbook Inspired by "The Da Vinci Code"

Quick Review: The Diet Code by Stephen Lanzalotta


Stephen Lanzalotta lost half his Portland, Maine, bakery business to the low-carb diet craze. So he looked to another craze for inspiration. Lanzalotta’s "revolutionary weight-loss secrets from Da Vinci and the Golden Ratio" was the result.

The diet is based on the Golden Ratio or phi, a mathematical value that was used to build the pyramids. Da Vinci is said to have used the Golden Ratio to proportion the human figures in his paintings, and that’s how it comes to be cited in Dan Brown’s popular novel, The Da Vinci Code.

What is the diet inspired by this mathematical proportion? According to the one-time baker, it “consists mostly of Mediterranean foods, including bread, fish, cheese, vegetables, meat, nuts and wine.”

Lots of bread, is my guess.