In Search Of The Lost Taste

In Search Of The Lost Taste

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Joshua Ploeg's cooking blows my mind so much that a secret door opens in the back of my head and white doves, musical notes, and winged horses fly out. His cooking is transcendent: Dangerous, strange and perfect. It¹s full of colorful tastes that explode in your mouth like Pop Rocks ­flavor combinations you never thought possible. Wild alchemy. Freaky magic. Joshua's the Traveling Chef; you make an appointment, he shows up at your house with a load of groceries, makes an incredible multi-course vegan meal using your pots and pans, and then he's gone like the Lone Ranger riding into a big Texas sunset. Joshua's been in a bunch of hardcore bands and he brings all the good things punk rock gave us: risk, passion, creativity, and weirdness; then he applies them to his meals. I randomly lucked into one of his dinners last year. I usually eat really fast and mindlessly, but I had to take this one slow and let all the flavors develop and do their respective stuff. Each had its own distinctive note ­ its own voice that rang out to let it be known that it was something special and unique. It was an experience in the finest sense of the word.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 140 x 178 x 12.7mm | 161g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1934620017
  • 9781934620014
  • 601,223

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" ... he put out a little gem of a cookbook a few years ago entitled "In Search of the Lost Taste." It's a whole $8, so just STFU and get a copy. It has tastes I would never think to put together, but I'm glad he did. From sweet to savory, sometimes using local fresh ingredients, sometimes using tofutti cream cheese, and always using what's on hand (although you might not have it on hand...) it's one of the most diverse little cookbooks out there. Plus he cooks the way I do, which is to say 'if you've got some extra XYZ, you should just go ahead and throw that in there...' Like I said, it's a little gem." --"kitsch & kitchen"
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About Joshua Ploeg

Joshua Ploeg has been a vegan personal chef/caterer, writer and punk musician since the 1990s. He has spent the last 10 years touring the US and the world on transit cooking in varied and interesting circumstances from place to place. He has penned several cookbooks including This Ain't No Picnic, In Search of the Lost Taste and Something Delicious This Way Comes: Spellbinding Vegan Cookery. He has also contributed recipes and columns to various publications including Brooklyn's Satya Magazine.
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25 ratings
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4 40% (10)
3 16% (4)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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