Lol, haven't noticed the 'lighter healthier' side, will have to go back in and look w/that in mind!
I think he's just done a fabulous job with tracing Southern food to its roots, and adding his own tweaks to it. Living in Charleston, SC, there are so many wonderful restaurants that are doing just that, and some wonderfully creative dishes are being created from it!
Look on www.ecookbooks.com
or at Amazon for some good prices on both/either of these books.