Chef Franklin Becker

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Chef Franklin Becker is a New York native with a flair for food. His gift for cooking blossomed under the teachings of his mother and by the time he was fourteen, Chef Becker was working in a professional kitchen. Upon graduation from college, he decided to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America from which he graduated with honors.

Becker has cooked for Revlon magnate Ronald Perelman, and held the post of Executive Chef at several fine New York establishments including Local, Capitale and both the Tribeca Grand and Soho Grand Hotels. Chef Becker is currently Executive Chef at the critically acclaimed restaurant Brasserie in New York City.

In 1997, at the age of 27, Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a condition that is prevalent in his family. Rather than despair, Chef Becker lost 35 pounds and transformed his cooking style. Now, having served as Executive Chef at several of New Yorks premier restaurants, Becker has learned to use simple ingredients to create dazzling dishes that are healthy and flavorful.

Chef Becker is the author of The Diabetic Chef: More Than 80 Simple but Spectacular Recipes from One of New York City's Top Chefs. You can see Chef Becker on dLifeTV as he shows you how to cook his delectable delights. Then get the recipe for yourself and try it at home!

Visit Chef Franklin Beckers website.

Try Chef Beckers recipes:

All American Fried Chicken

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes"

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Grilled BBQ Pork Chop

Off the Shelf Salad

Pickled Cole Slaw

Skinless Roast Chicken Chinoise

Skinless Roast Chicken Italiano

Skinless Roast Chicken Provencale

Skinless Roast Chicken with Herbs and Spices

Tofu and Baby Spinach

Wilted Spinach

Yogurt Dipping Sauce for Crudits

Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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