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By Charlie Cassio
The world-renowned Esalen Institute, located on the cliffs above the ocean in Big Sur, California, is a place of peace and beauty, a place where people can contemplate, think, and discover. At the heart of Esalen is its kitchen, where food is made daily from the organic farm on its grounds.
The Esalen Cookbook was many years in the making and has finally arrived! Filled with beautiful photographs, this cookbook features dozens of delicious recipes that emphasize healthy, fresh, and organic ingredients-food made to satisfy the soul as well as the stomach. It also includes cooking tips, instructions on making many of the recipes into vegetarian versions, and even some of the history and lore of Esalen itself.
Beautifully designed pages with easy-to-follow instructions offer recipes that will delight newcomers to Esalen and veterans alike. In these pages, you'll find such as favorites as Artichoke, Yam and Blue Cheese Scones, Moroccan Lamb Stew, Pecan-Encrusted Chicken, Orange Essence Raisin Bread, Sponges of Love Pancakes, Esalen Granola, and Grandma's German Goulash.
It's a taste of the utopia of Esalen in your very own kitchen!
Welcome to the cooking of Esalen, where healthy, organic, and naturally grown ingredients take center stage in recipes that will satisfy the soul as well as the body. The recipes are easy to make, taste excellent, and look great. Many of them include simple, high-protein vegetarian and vegan versions as well. So get ready to experience the Esalen Cookbook. The perfect recipe awaits you.
I bought this cookbook after discovering a recipe on the internet for an awesome brown rice & apple breakfast hot cereal. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joni B
As a long time visitor to Esalen since the '70's. I was very disappointed in this book. Had very few foods I had experienced at Esalen.Published 16 months ago by Linda Ann Austin
This is one of the most beautiful, user-friendly cookbooks I've ever owned. It is exquisitely photographed, but most of all, the food is healthy & delicious, and the recipes... Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Susan Ahern
I bought this after going to Esalen for the first time and loving the food This cook book is wonderful and has many great wholesome recipes. I really loved the lamb stew recipe.Published on November 3, 2012 by Jessica McCormick
I expected so much more - literally, every single bread and baked good recipe in this book (except for the whole wheat and rye bread recipes)calls for white flour. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Alllyss