Crossroads : Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine

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Reinventing plant-based eating is what Tal Ronnen is all about. At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores sit side by side and eat dishes that satisfy each of them. Ronnen's cooking is Mediterranean first - think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables - and vegan second. Ronnen proves that the flavours we crave are easily replicated in dishes made without animal products. With accessible, unfussy recipes, Crossroads stresses simple preparations and fresh ingredients, and takes plant-based eating firmly out of the realm of hippie health food and into a cuisine that fits perfectly with today's modern palate. After all, the backbones of Ronnen's food-seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains-are what many of us are already eating daily. The recipes are photographed in sumptuous detail, and with more than 100 of them, this book is an indispensable resource for healthy, mindful eaters everywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 203 x 266 x 19.3mm | 1,306.35g
  • Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 125 colour photographs
  • 1579656366
  • 9781579656362
  • 89,289

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A new approach to vegan cooking. " Publishers Weekly," Top 10 Cooking & Food Books for Fall 2015 Tal Ronnen's food is terrific. Delicious, nourishing, and plant-based, it can change your whole approach to eating healthy. President Bill Clinton Tal Ronnen is a magician every time I eat his food, I find myself wanting more and more, and I never miss the butter or bacon fat. Michael Voltaggio, chef and owner, ink. Tal Ronnen understands the value of great-tasting, nutritious plant-based dishes in today s world. Sir Paul McCartney TalRonnenis a plant-basedfoodwhisperer, and now with this book, heand ScotJonesallow us tounderstand the message. In a world where it s becoming more and more unrealistic to raise animals for food, it s time to listen to what the plants are telling us and cook some of these awesome creations. Roy Choi, chef and author of"L.A. Son" Chefs Tal Ronnen and Scot Jones are artists of the highest order. The details that separate us. Whether a dish is vegan or not, disappears in the hands of a true artist. It's just great. Jay-Z "
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About Serafina Magnussen

Tal Ronnen, founder and chef of Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles and author of the"New York Times"bestseller"The Conscious Cook, "became known nationwide as the chef who prepared the meals for Oprah Winfrey s 21-day vegan cleanse. He has made his culinary mark at a number of high-profile events, having catered Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi s wedding, Arianna Huffington s party at the Democratic National Convention, and U.S. Senate dinners. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Ronnen is the co-creator of Kite Hill Cheese, the first nondairy cheese sold at the high-end cheese counter at Whole Foods, and is a collaborating chef at the Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas."
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