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The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion Paperback – June 1, 2009
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“The Vegan Table leaves nothing to be desired—Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the Martha Stewart of the movement!”
—Rory Freedman, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen. The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion. Fair Winds: Quayside. Jun. 2009. c.304p. photogs. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-374-5. pap. $19.99. COOKERY
Patrick-Goudreau’s attractive second cookbook (after The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks’ Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets) features seasonal menus for occasions ranging from “Romantic Dinners for Two” to “Feasts for the Holidays.” Her sophisticated but mostly uncomplicated recipes will appeal to nonvegans and vegans alike, and dozens of sidebars offer tips on entertaining, information on ingredients, and more. -- Library Journal, June 2009
“The doyenne of compassionate living has done it again, delivering a beautiful, thoughtful, intelligent book brimming with delectable, cruelty-free recipes and clever entertaining ideas. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau truly is a star in the vegetarian universe.”
“It's delightful, it's delicious, it's a de-lovely book!”
—Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan (
“Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has done a great service to the vegan community with her books The Joy of Vegan Baking and now The Vegan Table. The decadent recipes and colorful photographs in her books show the world how sublime veganism can be!”
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About the Author
Colleen Patrick-Goudeau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and a multimedia host, beloved for her entertaining and unparalleled cooking shows, her informative videos, and her inspiring podcast, "Food for Thought," which was voted Favorite Podcast by Veg News magazine readers. Colleen is a regular contributor to National Public Radio and has appeared on The Food Network and PBS. Visit her at www.joyfulvegan.com
More About the Author
Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, Rodale News, and in countless blogs and podcasts. Her recipes have been featured on Oprah.com and Epicurious.com. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.
Top Customer Reviews
However, I absolutely loathe the organization of this book. As cookbooks go, and I have dozens, I feel it was an experiment gone awry. The book is divided into meals for two, four to six, six to ten, and so on. If I'm interested in finding an entree, I have to flip through five chapters. The chapters are further divided by the four seasons. I appreciate eating seasonally, but this goes too far. At the very least a master list or index of apps, soups, salads, entrees, etc. would have made sense. If I want to make cornmeal-crusted tempeh for just my husband and me, I have to adjust the quantities since it's under "formal dining for six to ten." Granted, one would probably adjust for servings with any cookbook depending on your family size, but this system feels much more complex and unwieldy. I can think of several more effective ways this book could have been organized with respect to seasons and the appropriateness of each recipe for various styles of entertaining. As is is, I find it very difficult to use in the way one normally uses a cookbook. ("I need a main dish with beans," or "what can I do with all this zucchini?Read more ›
This is so not the case with Colleen's first cookbook, "The Joy of Vegan Baking," or thankfully, her newest, "The Vegan Table." "The Vegan Table" is the perfect follow-up to "TJoVB," and every single recipe begs to be made. The recipes are healthy, delicious, and beautiful. Gorgeous photos of MANY of the dishes are scattered throughout the book, which I love because that inspires me that much more to get cooking!
I was lucky enough to be a recipe tester for this book, so in addition to the several recipes I've made since receiving the book this week, I knew I already had some favorites. The Matzoh Ball Soup is perfect, as is the Panini with Lemon-Basil Pesto. The Tempeh Pate melts in your mouth, and the Warm Spinach Salad is amazingly healthful & delicious. I recently impressed company with the Blackberry Pecan Crisp, which took literally less than five minutes to assemble. The Portobello Mushrooms with Herb-Infused Marinade are on the menu for tonight, and I think I'll serve them alongside the Scalloped Potatoes.
Each dish is simple, yet upscale (but that does not mean expensive!). Most things could be served for a simple weeknight dinner, yet they're impressive enough to share with company. I love that Colleen split the book into chapters based not only on the group size (meals to serve from two to ten, and everywhere in-between) - but also by season. The index is also terrific, and makes everything SO easy to find.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book and very beautiful! We all have different likes and dislikes of food and like any cookbook you won't use all of the recipes but absolutely everyone can find many things... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kelly
I love this book. The recipes are straightforward and easily scalable. I like how the recipes are collected into seasons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hannie
This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks! The recipes are easy to follow, and turn out great every time! Read morePublished 1 month ago by cristina
The table of contents in the kindle edition does not list individual recipes, making this book absolutely useless. This is not a novel you read cover to cover. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pria
LOVE IT! great recipes for vegans. Wonderful substitutions that work great in other dishes as well. I have so many favorites from this cookbook. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Colleen's recipes are delicious and fun! She is an inspiring author and I highly recommend checking out all of her books!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Colleen's cookbook never disappoint. The recipes are simple and straightforward, a few new ingredients, but nothing difficult to find. Everything I've tried comes out great. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JL4321