Candle 79 Cookbook

Candle 79 Cookbook : Modern Vegan Classics from New York's Premier Sustainable Restaurant

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A sophisticated vegan cookbook from New York's acclaimed Candle 79 restaurant. Continually rated as one of the best vegan restaurants in the country, Candle 79 is at the forefront of a movement to bring elegance to vegetarian cuisine. Not only is its fare local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable, but also so flavorful and satisfying that customers vegan and omnivore alike are constantly asking for recipes to cook at home. This collection answers that call, with simple yet impressive recipes for Chickpea Crepes, Ginger-Seitan Dumplings, Live Lasagna, Chocolate Mousse Towers, Cucumber-Basil Martinis, and more. Expanding the horizons of vegan fare with appetizers, soups, salads, mains, brunches, desserts, cocktails, and wine pairings, "Candle 79 Cookbook" invites every home cook to make truly green cuisine."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 212 x 263 x 20mm | 979.75g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 50 Full-Colour Photos
  • 1607740125
  • 9781607740124
  • 50,818

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VegNews 2011 Cookbook of the Year There are no two ways about it: "The Candle 79 Cookbook" is stunning. Reading through the book feels like settling into one of the restaurant s comfortable booths, as the warmth and hospitality of its authors ooze out. ...a gorgeously designed gift. VegNews, 12/1/11 a lottery win for vegan diners. New York Times Well blog, 11/22/11 Rare is the vegan restaurant beloved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, but New York City s Candle 79 is just that. "Whole Living"Magazine, 11/1/11 vegan or not, this is cooking done right: with a focus on herbs, spices, and inherently flavorful produce. Publishers Weekly, 7/11/11 The Candle Cafe defined sustainability and the green movement long before it was hip or even politically correct. More importantly, the Candle team has a track record of making delicious and beautiful food with explosive flavor and the heart and soul of a zen master. The "Candle 79 Cookbook" has everything anyone I know could want to eat, and each of these easy-to-make recipes drives (nay, cycles) me to the greenmarket again and again for the pure fun and deliciousness of it all. MARIO BATALI If I m in NYC, I m headed to Candle 79. They have achieved something almost imponderable compassionate, comforting, and healthy cuisine. This book is an artifact worth treasuring for its content as well as its broader message. BIZ STONE, cofounder, Twitter If I had to choose my favorite meal ever, I d be hard-pressed to do so with so many unbelievably delicious choices from Candle 79. Now I can re-create these amazing dishes at home, and they are actually quite easy to do. This cookbook is heaven-sent! KATHY FRESTON, author, "Veganist" You can look at it as eating healthy; we think of it as eating happy. In a fast-paced, fast-food world, Candle 79 offers an oasis where delicious food nourishes the body and a warm caring spirit nourishes the soul. The "Candle 79 Cookbook" lets us take that experience home. We encourage you to share in what has been an inspiring part of our lives for about twenty years and to try the Seitan Picatta. It s incredible. MICHAEL J. FOX and TRACY POLLAN The Candle 79 family continues to feed me and my family on all levels. Their commitment to innovative, delicious dishes keeps me coming back for more . . . and more. WOODY HARRELSON Candle 79 creates magical vegan feasts that make you glad you ll be living longer to enjoy them. DR. MEHMET OZ "Candle 79 Cookbook" has set the bar for vegan fine dining. Chef Angel has had a tremendous influence on my cooking, and this new cookbook is packed with innovative, beautifully thought-out dishes that prove just how tasty vegan food can be. TAL RONNEN, chef and author, "The Conscious Cook""show more

About Joy Pierson

Nutritional counselorJoy Piersonestablished the Candle Cafe and Candle 79 restaurants with her partner, Bart Potenza. They have also developed a growing catering and wholesale business and are the authors of"The Candle Cafe Cookbook." Joy has written, lectured, and consulted extensively about food and nutrition and she serves as board chair of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. She has appeared on The Food Network, "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," and"Good Day New York." Joy lives in New York City. Executive chefAngel Ramosbrought his innovative cooking talents from Candle Cafe to Candle 79 when it opened. His recipes have been featured in the"New York Times," "Vegetarian Times," and"Pilates Style"magazine, and he has helped develop the nationally distributed Candle Cafe Frozen Entrees. In 2010, Angel was named the"VegNews"Chef of the Year. He lives in New York City. Pastry chef and chef de cuisineJorge Pinedahas created desserts that have revolutionized vegan baking. A major contributor to"The Candle Cafe Cookbook," he has helped develop the nationally distributed Candle Cafe Desserts and Frozen Entrees. Jorge s pastries have been named the Best Vegan Desserts in America by the"Los Angeles Times." He lives in New York City. Visit"show more

Table of contents

xi         Foreword 1          Introduction   Amuse-Bouches and Appetizers  5 6          Heirloom Tomato–Avocado Tartare 9          Roasted Artichokes with Spring Vegetables and Crispy Onion Rings 11         Avocado Salsa 12         Zucchini Blossom Tempura 15         Arancini with Roasted Plum Tomato Sauce 17         Smoked Paprika Hummus 18         Cashew Cheese–Stuffed Yuca Cakes 19         Spinach-Mushroom Pâté 20         Seitan Cakes 23         Ginger-Seitan Dumplings   Soups  25 26         Live Avocado-Cucumber Soup 29         Farmers’ Market Gazpacho 30         Tortilla Soup 33         Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Crispy Sage Leaves 34         Herbed Potato-Leek Soup 35         Black Bean and Roasted Poblano Soup 36         Butternut Squash–Chestnut Soup with Caramelized Pears   Salads  39 40         Heirloom Tomato Salad with Macadamia Cheese and Crispy Capers 42         Butterhead Lettuce, Cauliflower, and Red Bell Pepper Salad 43         Watercress, Jicama, and Corn Salad with Jalapeño Dressing 45         Wild Mushroom and Cipollini Salad with Fresh Horseradish Dressing 46         Kale, Vegetable, and Spelt Berry Salad with Chive Vinaigrette 48         Stuffed Avocado with Quinoa Pilaf and Chipotle-Avocado Dressing 49         Seaweed Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing 50         Beet, Fennel, and Fig Salad with Cranberry-Sage Dressing 52         Blood Orange–Fennel Salad 53         Mediterranean Salad with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette   Entrées  55 58         Stuffed Poblano Peppers 61         Spring Vegetable Risotto 63         Wild Mushroom and Spring Vegetable Fricassee 64         Herb-Marinated Grilled Vegetables 66         Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Cakes 69         Saffron Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms and Cashew Cheese 71         Manicotti Rustica 73         Potato Gnocchi 75         Pan-Seared Pine Nut Pesto Tofu 76         Chile-Grilled Tofu with Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce 78         Live Lasagna 80         Tempeh Cakes 83         Tempeh with Mole Sauce 84         Nori- and Sesame-Crusted Seitan 86         Panko-Crusted Seitan Milanese 87         Sofrito-Seared Seitan 89         Seitan Piccata 90         Tamarind-Barbecued Seitan 91         Paella 94         Spaghetti and Seitan Wheatballs with Roasted Plum Tomato Sauce 95         Black Bean–Chipotle Burgers Sides, Sauces, and Secrets  99 100       Barbecued Black-Eyed Peas 101       Granny Smith Coleslaw 101       Sweet Potato Mash 102       Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 103       Potato Cakes 104       Polenta Fries 105       Soba Noodles 106       Jasmine Rice 107       Quinoa-Vegetable Pilaf 108       Marinated Tempeh 109       Seitan Cutlets 110       Sautéed Royal Trumpet Mushrooms 111       Braised Green Beans 112       Gingered Sugar Snap Peas 113       Sautéed Swiss Chard 114       Creamed Spinach 115       Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce 116       Roasted Plum Tomato Sauce 117       Red Bell Pepper–Curry Sauce 119       Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Sauce 120       Mint-Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce 121       Pesto 122       Zucchini Blossom Sauce 124       Edamame-Mint Sauce 125       Apricot Chutney 125       Cashew Crème Fraîche 126       Sage or Tarragon Aioli   Brunch  129 130       Chickpea Crepes 131       Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, and Spring Vegetable Crepes 133       Butternut Squash, Mushroom, and Sage Crepes 134       Home-Style Pancakes with Blueberry Butter 136       Sourdough French Toast 137       Tofu and Seitan Sausage Scramble 138       Mixed-Grain Waffles with Raspberry Butter   Desserts  141 142       Summer Berry Crumble 144       Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 145       Chocolate Ice Cream 146       Sorbets 148       Mexican Chocolate Cake 149       Apple-Apricot Strudel 151       Peach Parfait 152       Doughnuts 154       Chocolate Mousse Tower   Drinks  157 158       Apricot Spritzer 159       Elderberry Elixir 160       Ginger Ale 163       Coconut-Mint Frappé 165       Summer Sangria 166       Winter Spiced Sangria 167       Cherry Pie 168       Pomegranate Cosmo 169       Mango Margarita 170       French 79 172       The Grapevine 173       Ginger Rush 174       Sake Mojito Classico 174       Mixed Berry Sake Mojito 176       Cucumber-Basil Martini 179       Glossary 182       Resources 185       Acknowledgments 187       About the Authors 188       Index 193       Measurement Conversion Chartsshow more