Category: Cookbooks

What do Vegans Fry?

Things Vegans Fry includes some of my favorite fried foods. If you think things like falafel or tater tots are hard to make, this book removes that fear with step by step instructions.

Yes, I use oil. I use all sorts of things that the Healthy Folks want you to avoid. When I went to the Vegan Street Fair in NOHO, the longest line I saw, besides the line for tickets, was for Southern Fried Vegan. Proving my theory that vegans love fried food as well as any other kind of food.

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The Conscious Cook Book Review

I've got The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen in my hands right now. Yes, it is a two year old book, but he is still making news.

I hadn't heard of him before because I wasn't following vegan blogs, and really don't have that much time. So I didn't catch reviews by those of you out there talking about the book. That's how I missed the news of a hot new chef making waves.

I cracked the book.

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December Reading list

Here’s a list of what I’m reading right now.

  • Eating India, Chitrita Banerji.
  • Will Write for Food, Dianne Jacob..
  • Julie & Julia, Julie Powell.
  • The Professional Chef’s Knife Kit, Culinary Institute of America.
  • Live to Cook, Michael Symon.

This is my second go around with Live to Cook, Iron Chef Michael Symon’s book of recipes. Eating India is an intimate journey of one woman’s love affair of her Homeland food. Will Write for Food is about how to become a food writer, if you are interested in writing abut food. And, The Professional Chef’s Knife kit, well, because you know that I want to know more about the tools I work with on a daily basis.

This seems a large list for a busy chef, but that’s the beauty of libraries, I can renew the books (most of the time) and continue reading through them. I’m finding Eating India a little slow, but I am determined to finish it. Iron Chef Symon, of Food Network fame has an approachable and easy writing style. Will Write for Food is simple and straight forward, Dianne Jacob’s no nonsense approach makes it seem like any one of us can be food writers. I haven’t gotten to the other two yet, but I did see the movie Julie & Julia and loved Meryl Streep’s interpretation of Julia Child. Amy Adams as Julie Powell was adorable and believable as an amateur cook  attempting to muscle through the weighty and brilliant tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. read more

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Books by Chef Johnna

  • Delectable Vegan Soups -------------------------------------------------------
  • Things Vegans Fry: Crunchy Comfort Food for Vegans

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