Media Reviews

Reviews of Maria’s work from international print media:

NEW IDEA “Less of a diet book than an eating plan tailored to your individual body’s needs. I approached the idea with some cynicism but was astounded to find that I did indeed fit one of her categories and her food choices made sense”.

FEMME, FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE
Finally a book that teaches you how to eat, not just lose weight, but to stay healthy, keep fit and be happy …exceptionally easy to use”.

CUISINE
“Some of the tips are true gems, and the explanation of the author’s nutritional philosophy is sound, profound, and thought provoking. I just love the section entitled ‘Disasters’. What Maria Middlestead does is not only set the cook on to some fiendishly clever recovery tricks but, more importantly, puts them in the right frame of mind for handling them”.

GOOD HEALTH
“…exotically, whimsically, seductively presented. Palate pleasers… a delight to the eye”.

THE HERALD (Melbourne, Australia)
“Maria Middlestead looks a picture of good health. It is primarily she stresses, all a question of attitude. First change the way you think and then you’ll change the way you eat”.

BAY OF PLENTY TIMES
“Middlestead has little time for the extremist health plans and diets which she believes confuse and upset people, often leaving just their wallets and not their waists, slimmer”.

GRAZIA (United Kingdom)
“According to Maria the secret to long lasting weight loss isn’t deprivation. It’s eating the right food for your hormone type. I…noticed my energy levels and concentration improving…and the weight’s still coming off”.

NEW ZEALAND WOMAN’S WEEKLY
“Sound nutrition combined with the glamour and finesse of fine food”.

MORE
“It is possible to take sensuous pleasure in healthy food as Maria Middlestead’s recipes testify”.

PEN & PALATE
“Maria Middlestead, winner of the coveted NZ Nutrition Award, avoids preaching nutrition orthodoxy. Her winning entry is simple and succinct”.

TV GUIDE
“Maria is a great performer and translates her love of good food across to the audience in a fun and inspiring way”.

THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD
“Thanks to Maria Middlestead {people} have the opportunity to see culinary possibilities where before tradition held them hostage. One innovative element she teaches is “component cooking”, which outlines how to formulate your own recipes, enabling the average cook to have an endless repertoire of memorable meals”.