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The 30-Minute Vegan's Taste of the East: 150 Asian-Inspired Recipes--from Soba Noodles to Summer Rolls Paperback – July 6, 2010
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“The vegan's answer to Rachael Ray and Mr. Food, this is recommended for anyone wishing to re-create their favorite Asian restaurant dishes without the meat.”
The Hungry Vegan blog, 7/9/10
“Like accelerated culinary nirvana…Whether you want to impress your friends and family with your cooking prowess or you just enjoy eating great Asian cuisine, get yourself a copy of The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of the East. It will inspire and delight you and awaken the creative culinary genius within you.”
Chicago Vegan Restaurant Examiner, 8/19/10
“The recipes pop with bright flavors, like their Panang Curry and Tofu Tikka Masala and luscious textures, like the silky Mango Custard Pudding and Coconut Spinach Rice. Not only do the recipes emphasize fresh, healthy preparations, but they are a breeze to put together, most clocking in at thirty minutes or less with prep and cooking time included unless otherwise indicated…This cookbook is for anyone from the novice to the experienced home cook: anyone who loves the bold, satisfying aromas and flavors at the Indian buffet or wonders how much she could improve on the sesame tofu at the local Chinese restaurant should run out and get this gem of a cookbook. I've only had it for a few weeks and it has already found its way into my top ten cookbook rotation. Very impressive!”
“A new recipe book that will inspire you to cook…Will be useful for those wanting to try new flavors or improve their health through diet.”
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San Francisco Book Review, October 2010
“A great way to introduce vegan cooking to your kitchen…The kick of hot peppers, blends of exotic spices, and the crispness of fresh vegetables await you inside the covers of this must-try cookbook.”
“Mark and Jennifer are on the cutting edge of healthy dining. This is vegan cuisine at its finest.”
Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors
“Whether you are vegan or not, this is a very appealing collection of recipes. I know they’re going to become part of my culinary life.”
“With wonderful recipes on every page, this book takes you on a culinary journey through India, China, and Japan imparting all you need to know to recreate the flavors of the east.”
About the Author
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Mark Reinfeld is the winner of Vegan.com's Recipe of the Year Award for 2011 and has over 20 years experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. Mark was the Executive Chef for the North American Vegetarian Society's 2012 and 2013 Summerfest, one of the largest vegetarian conferences in the world. He is described by VegCooking.com as being "poised on the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking". He is the founding chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, winner of Honolulu Advertiser's 'Ilima Award for "Best Restaurant on Kaua'i". Mark is also the recipient of a Platinum Carrot Award for living foods - a national award given by the Aspen Center of Integral Health to America's top "innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs.
Mark received his initial culinary training from his grandfather Ben Bimstein, a renowned chef and ice carver in New York City. He developed his love for World culture and cuisine during travel journeys through Europe , Asia and the Middle East . In 1997, Mark formed the Blossoming Lotus Personal Chef Service in Malibu , California. To further his knowledge of the healing properties of food, he received a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition.
His first cookbook, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine, coauthored with Bo Rinaldi and with a foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall, has won several national awards, including "Cookbook of the Year', 'Best New Cookbook', 'Best Book by a Small Press' and a Gourmand Award for 'Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA '. In addition Mark coauthored The Taste Of The East, The 30-Minute Vegan and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw. Mark's latest book, The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe was featured on the cover of Vegetarian Times Magazine as one of the top five cookbooks of 2012. The book was also named one of the top ten cookbooks of 2012 by VegNews.
He currently offers online vegan cooking lessons at CookingHealthyLessons.com as well as vegan cooking and raw food preparation consulting, cookbooks, recipe development, cooking classes, workshops, chef training, intensives and retreats in both North America and Europe. If you would like to learn more about Vegan Fusion Cuisine please sign up for our Vegan Fusion Newsletter.
For more information, please visit www.veganfusion.com
Top Customer Reviews
I am already a huge fan of the authors' best-selling book, The 30 Minute Vegan. So I wondered if they could they possibly outdo themselves with another collection of 30-minute recipes? As soon as I honed in on the recipe for Vanilla Cardamom Rose Lassi on page 38, I quickly realized they had.
The most enticing ingredients combine to create a romantic beverage that is intoxicatingly fragrant. I felt at ease substituting coconut milk kefir for the coconut milk yogurt suggested in this recipe, with palate-pleasing results. "Suggested" really is the key word in all of this book's wonderful recipes. In both 30-Minute Vegan books, authors Reinfeld and Murray encourage readers to experiment and have fun playing with the recipes. While many authors invite readers to create their own variations, in an almost magical way, Reinfeld and Murray truly inspire such creativity.
Like a mystery novel page-turner just waiting to be devoured, Taste of the East excited both my curiosity and my taste buds. With dishes like Tibetan Dumplings, Tempeh Vegetable Korma, and Arame Lotus Root Sauté, it was agonizingly difficult choosing the next recipe to sink my teeth into. Thoughtfully, Taste of the East is organized by country of origin, so you don't have to wait to get to the end of the book to get to the dessert recipes.Read more ›
Plus, the writers seem to have ignored some really basic cooking techniques. The dhal on page 5 called for 8 1/2 cups of water. I knew that would be too much, so I reduced it to 6 and it was still way too much. You shouldn't be bale to shoot dhal out of a hose to water your plants with; you should be able to eat it with a fork. The coconut spinach rice on page 10 is the blandest, most tasteless imitation of paste I've ever made out of a cookbook. I tried to spice it up afterwards, but nothing could save it. Worst of all, the cauliflower chickpea subji on page 19 was absolutely inedible. Anyone who cooks with cardamom should know that 1/2 teaspooon is total overkill, but I followed their directions. It turned out exactly like I guessed; bitterly awful. I couldn't eat a single bite. You owe me a medium carrot and half a head of cauliflower dudes.Read more ›
These Asian inspired creations explode with taste and leave us and our friends wanting more. Luckily there are 150 gems in this latest cookbook, so we'll be busy indulging our own palettes and inspiring others' till the last dish has been made...
Lisa and Joe Rich
I have tried a variety of recipes from this book so far and have been very pleased with the results. The Thai Coconut Soup, with the Summer Rolls made a beautiful and scrumptious meal which friends raved about especially when served with the peanut sauce. Of the Indian dishes we tried the Madras Curry and the Tempeh Vindaloo both of which were full of flavor and met approval all around the table. The Roasted Garlic Chutney is both unusual and amazing. It makes a fantastic spread on crackers and makes wraps something to write home about.
While it is true that I didn't manage all of the recipes in exactly 30 minutes it was pretty easy to see that the ones with a lot of vegetables to chop would take me longer. So, if I only had 30 minutes to cook I didn't use those recipes as there were plenty of others that I could manage in ½ hour. I also noticed that the dhal recipe didn't seem quite right.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
EVERY recipe I have made turns out delicious. My top favorite: the DanDan noodles (BEST I have ever eaten!!!). Read morePublished 11 months ago by Suze
Another great book by the 30 minute vegans. If you love Asian food like I do, try this book. Great recipes with superior taste that I have come to expect and all under 30 minutes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by gmt22