There are many great reasons to eat vegetarian meals -- they're low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and chock-full of nutrients. But the considerable health benefits aside, gourmets often scoff at the likes of seitan and tofu, while vegans despair of dull, uninspired offerings. Until now. In The Voluptuous Vegan, Myra Kornfeld introduces creative, mouthwatering, truly voluptuous recipes that inject this incredibly healthy cuisine with a much-needed dose of culinary mastery, including:
* full, balanced menus with appetizer, main course, and side dishes
* a luscious array of soups and an ingenious selection of desserts
* invaluable information on terms, ingredients, and techniques
* a culinary world tour including Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle Fast, as well as Europe and the United States
About Myra Kornfeld
Myra Kornfeld trained at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School and Peter Kump's. She cooked innovative vegan cuisine for years at New York's famed Angelica Kitchen and rounded out her training at La Cote Basque, Nosmo King, and Verbena. She has contributed recipes and articles to such magazines as Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, and Yoga Journal, among others, and is co-creator of the remarkably successful videos Absolutely Tofu and Absolutely Tofu II. She is an instructor at the Natural Gourmet cookery School.
About George Minot
George Minot is the author of The Blue Bowl. He lives in Rome.
"Myra Kornfeld is on intimate terms with whole-foods cookery and has the technical mastery to translate her passion for color, texture, and flavor into luxurious meals that we can now savor on a daily basis."
Lorna Sass, author of The New Soy Cookbook and Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen
"Here is a fabulous, well-thought-out cookbook that is not just for vegans. Myra has come up with delicious and elegant recipes."
-- Annemarie Cobin, author of Food and Our Bones and founder of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School