Oprah Winfrey Unveils Her First Cookbook Cover: 'It's My Life Story Told Through Food'
If you’ve ever wanted to eat like Oprah, now’s your chance. The media mogul, who began her weight loss journey with Weight Watchers over a year ago, is putting out a healthy cookbook — and PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the cover.
Winfrey’s new book, Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life, is due January 3. The cover shows a slender Winfrey in a blue and white striped oxford laughing over a bowl of fresh fruit and green juice. The TV host says she was inspired to write the title — filled with her struggles and triumphs over food – after finally finding what worked for her body.
“As long as I can remember, I’ve been the kind of person who wants to share the things that make life better,” she told PEOPLE in a statement. “When I come upon something useful, something that brings me pleasure or comfort or ease, I want everyone else to know about it and benefit from it, too. And that is how this cookbook came to be. It’s my life story — the lessons I’ve learned, the discoveries I’ve made — told through food.”
WATCH THIS: YES! Oprah Winfrey Eats Bread!
The recipes inside are a collaboration with a number of notable chefs including Top Chef winner Mei Lin and her former personal chefs Rosie Daley and Art Smith, who contribute dishes like “Unfried Chicken” and “Turkey Chili.”
After purchasing a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers, Winfrey revealed she had lost 26 pounds by January. Though she has yet to reveal her total weight loss to date, she told PEOPLE in August that it was enough that her longtime beau Stedman Graham could “pick me up and carry me to the pool.”
“I can straddle him without breaking his back,” she said.