ROBIN ELLIS -- Poldark! -- Great Mediterranean Food...for Diabetics
Downton Abbey is what millions of us have avidly, passionately watched recently. Another classic British series that captivated us thirty-five years ago was the spellbinding Poldark. Its star Robin Ellis is known worldwide for his role as Captain Ross Poldark. Theatre and film haven’t been his only passions: his life-long passion for cooking has undergone some fabulous changes since his diagnosis of Type-2 diabetes.
Robin explains the strategic changes he has had to make in what he eats and how he prepares food – the result is a food-lover’s guide to eating well with diabetes. His cookbook, based on Mediterranean cuisine, offers superb recipes for satisfying dishes like Lamb Tagine, Roast Quail in Balsamic Vinaigrette, Red Peppers Stuffed with Tomato and Goat Cheese, and Chick Peas with Tomato Sauce and Spinach.
Not only does Delicious Dishes show us how to eat well, Robin also suggests how to improve your day-to-day health. With simple daily walks and a revamped eating style, he’s managed his condition without medication for over six years – and he says he if can do it, so can you!
Robin Ellis is a British actor best known for playing the swashbuckling lead in the BBC series Poldark, based on the novels of Winston Graham. (It was voted by Masterpiece Theatre fans as one of the top 10 costume dramas of all time!) He has appeared in many other classic TV series and had a long career in British theatre, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His most recent role was in the original Swedish version of the detective series Wallander. He also starred in the Merchant Ivory film The Europeans and can been seen in Fawlty Towers, The Good Soldier (based on the Ford Madox Ford novel) and Elizabeth R. He now lives in Southwestern France with his American wife (a Stanford grad!) and a menagerie of animals.