Her ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’ book launch was a huge success yesterday evening, and Rosanna Davison admitted that she’d love to delve into the tv cooking world next.
Famous dad Chris de Burgh and hubby Wes Quirke were in House on Leeson St. to show their support, along with glam showbiz pals including Roz Purcell – putting to rest any rumours that there is competition between the foodie models.
Speaking exclusively to VIP, Rosanna said she was so relieved to finally launch the project she had been working on five years.
“I’m very excited, it’s been like planning another wedding,” she laughed. “I actually started the book itself a year ago this week. It’s crazy to see it finally done – for so long it’s just a file on your computer, and when you hold it it’s a bit like your baby!”
The healthy eating queen said that despite the recent controversy over her comments on gluten, the reception from the public has been overwhelmingly positive.
But, addressing anyone that’s sceptical of her clean eats bible following the online storm, the trained nutritional therapist said: “I’m not telling people what to eat, or how to eat, but I found from working with clients over the years and from my own family is leading by positive example is the way to do it.
“It’s like ‘if you try this smoothie, you’ll feel really good and have loads of energy’ so it’s just encouraging people to dip in, add a salad to your dinner, getting the greens in – there’s something for everyone in there. Meals for budgets, lunches for kids in school, breakfast ideas for those in a rush… it’s not as niche as people might think.”
So what’s next for Rosanna? She says that she’s focusing on the book in the run up for Christmas but she’d love to do a healthy cooking show on tv.
“If the opportunity came up I’d definitely do it – there’s a big market for it. I think there’s a gap in the tv world for this kind of ‘food is medicine’ idea!
“I’d love to do some wellness workshops too – food demos, nutrition talks, that type of thing, with beauty and fashion added in!”
And we had to ask – does she ever have a day where she just craves some greasy grub?
“I love my food absolutely, but I’d never eat cheese or anything like that because I know it doesn’t make me feel good. I really like Indian food though, like curry and rice! I still try to have veggie curries though…”
There you go – even when she’s being bad, she’s still being good!!
Eat Yourself Beautiful is in shops and available online now, priced at €24.99/£19.99.