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The New Now and Zen Epicure: Gourmet Vegan Recipes for the Enlightened Palate
From an acclaimed bakery chef and plant-based food innovator, this book presents a harmonious blend of distinctive cuisine blends and pairs French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Indian vegan dishes.
Paperback, 242 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Book Publishing Company (TN)
(first published May 31st 2001)
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May 13, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vegans & vegetarians, people who enjoy good food
Now and Zen in San Francisco was one of my favorite restaurants and I'm so sad that it closed. Having some of the recipes available from this place helps ease my sorrow. My very favorite dishes that are in this book are the carrot flan and the spinach and mushroom "Zenmelet," but there are so many other recipes worth making because almost all of Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner's recipes are delicious. Many of the recipes are easy to make although, in my opinion, quite a few are easier for experienced ...more
It was a very good book. Had some interesting recipes. A few older more well known ones also. I'm curious about that tofu cheese. After I make it, I'm going to edit my review to include it. I think the writer had her own restaurant. I'd love to eat there if the book is based off their menu. Too bad I searched and couldn't find it. I will say the only con to this book is how tofu/soy centric it is. Would have been nice to see some variety. If you have problems with soy, be forewarned that your go ...more
Discovered Miyoko on PBS's "Vegan Mashup". An older book, I had to request interlibrary loan to get it, but after seeing her cook up some tofu bacon on the show, I knew I had to check it out. The only two recipes I tried were the tofu bacon & the tofu eggs, both of which are out of this world delicious & simple to prepare. Even my "flexitarian" husband said the "eggs" tasted amazingly like the real thing. Would like to own a copy.