From Publishers Weekly
In stark contrast to some traditional vegan cookbooks, which feature dishes like lentil burgers and bulgur salad, the Millennium Restaurant's second cookbook pushes the boundaries of vegan cuisine, offering extravagant recipes for dishes such as Stuffed Poblano Chilies over Forbidden Black Rice Risotto with Roasted Corn-Avocado Abdi. Though Tucker, Millennium's executive chef, encourages readers to "dissect our dissections... to take apart our dishes, simplify them," his recipes are often too complex to be realistic for most home cooks. Caramelized Three Onion and Porcini Cappuccino with Truffled Soy Foam calls for an espresso machine, for example, and Quick Pickled Oranges requires access to impeccable produce; the recipe did not work well with standard supermarket citrus. What the San Francisco restaurant really offers is inspiration to readers interested in cutting-edge vegan and raw-food cuisine. Recipes like Portobello Carpaccio over Carrot and Parsnip Fettuccine with Raw Pumpkin Seed-Ancho Chile Pesto should delight vegetarians looking for new flavor combinations. And Pearce's desserts shine-her lavish use of cashews and coconut milk offers a richness usually absent from vegan treats. The authors also provide information about organic wines and vegan substitutes, detailed nutritional information for each recipe and translations of traditional high cuisine dishes, like steak au poivre, to vegan, seasonal styles (e.g. Fauxlet au Poivre). With its complex recipes and enticing color photographs, this book is a welcome and needed addition to any library of modern cuisine.
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Give a few people who are passionate about cooking a lot of restrictions in what they can cook with, and this is the result: a wealth of innovative ideas that should inspire any adventurous cook. I'¬?m impressed and delighted to see a vegan approach to cooking and eating that is so sensual and so clearly driven by good, seasonal ingredients.-Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America'¬?s Farmers'¬? Markets
"THE ARTFUL VEGAN is a rare gift. Through the pleasure of creative cooking, every mouthful of these delightful recipes helps to create a world we all can enjoy."-Frances Moore Lapp?©, author of Diet for a Small Planet
and co-author of Hope'¬?s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
"In his second book, Eric Tucker once again brings home his wildly inventive and eclectic recipes. It'¬?s no wonder that Millennium has become a mecca for those seeking gastronomic thrills."-Alexandra Greeley, food editor of Vegetarian TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.