By Darina Coffey
Pass the cheese board, fat is our friend! When faced with the demon white stuff, sugar, we should embrace our inner Mean Girls and simply say ‘you can’t sit with us’! With a tagline like ‘Low Carb. High Fat. Extraordinary Health’, media hysteria and the usual bandwagon hopping on to the latest fad diet could lead you to believe that this is the key message to take from Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly’s new cookbook, The Ketogenic Kitchen. Look closer and you will discover that this book, both in its motivation and content, is far from another flippant ode to a trendy diet dogma. No ‘eat for abs’ or ‘cheat meal’ here, the ketogenic diet, we learn, is not a quick-fix or crash diet but a long term lifestyle designed to facilitate optimum health. Armed with curiosity and partiality to a challenge in the kitchen, I set out eagerly on my keto crusade.