Tom Kerridge to release new diet-focused cookbook

By Daniel Woolfson

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Chef Tom Kerridge to release new diet cookbook

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Top chef Tom Kerridge has begun working on a new cookbook chronicling the diet he used to drop 12 stone in two and a half years.

The chef, owner of the double Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers and the Coach, both in Marlow, tweeted this morning (April 15) that the new book, called Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My Low Carb, High Flavour, Stay Happy Way to Lose Weight​, would be released in January 2017.

Kerridge said: “Everybody else moans that diets are a struggle, but I quite enjoy mine.


“Every time you experience a pleasurable sensation, whether it is from gambling, drugs, alcohol, sex or food, dopamine is released – and there is evidence that low dopamine levels can decrease motivation and make us feel lethargic and apathetic.

“I know this may sound like I’m getting all scientific on you, but trust me on this, I’m just going to give you a load of recipes that are fairly low on carbohydrates and high in the amino acid tyrosine, which has the potential to increase the dopamine levels in the brain – meaning that would will enjoy eating it, it’s that easy”


The book, Kerridge’s fourth, will be published by Bloomsbury. His previous books, Tom’s Table​, Best Ever Dishes​ and Proper Pub Food​, have sold nearly 400,000 copies.

Proper Pub Food​ won Book of the Year at 2014’s Food and Travel awards.

The Coach came in at 4th​ place​ in this year’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, winning the title of Highest New Entry.

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