Since 1994, San Francisco'¬?s Millennium Restaurant has created a visionary gourmet experience, redefining vegan cuisine for the twenty-first century. Its nuanced seasonings, elegant presentations, and resourceful use of exotic ingredients elevates vegan food to the level of fine dining, while the landmark MILLENNIUM COOKBOOK proves you don'¬?t need meat and dairy to make delicious, satisfying gourmet dishes at home.In THE ARTFUL VEGAN, chefs Eric Tucker, Bruce Enloe, and Amy Pearce present 140 new impassioned interpretations of global cuisine, spanning influences from the Pacific Rim to the Deep South. Showcasing an innovative repertoire of flavors, methods, and ingredients on the cutting edge of healthful taste and nutrition, these sumptuous recipes attest to the endless possibilities of all-organic vegan cooking. Here'¬?s a taste:Lemon-Pine Nut Ravioli over Baby Artichoke-Golden Tomato Rago?ã?°t Oyster Mushroom Calamari Stuffed Poblano Chiles over Forbidden Black Rice Risotto Strawberry, Rose, and Rhubarb Soup German Chocolate CakeAll the recipes are cholesterol free, and many are low in fat or can be made with little or no oil. Whether you'¬?re a strict herbivore or simply interested in exploring a dynamic new cuisine, the food of Millennium will open your mind-and palate-to a world of enticing vegan flavors.