Esalen Cookbook
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Esalen Cookbook

by Charlie Cascio
     
 

The world-renowned Esalen Institute, located on the sacred 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.

Overview

The world-renowned Esalen Institute, located on the sacred 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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Esalen Institute is a nonprofit organization that hosts a communal living space and retreat in Big Sur, CA. Cascio served as the head chef there from 1988 to 2004, and this beautifully illustrated work seeks to capture the spirit of the institute with an eclectic mix of exotic and basic recipes. While Cascio emphasizes organic ingredients, he has not written a traditionally "healthy" cookbook. Readers will find he liberally uses cheese and other dairy products, meats, and even a crab cake recipe based on Rice Krispies! Many of the meat-based dishes include suggestions for converting the recipe to a vegetarian version. The book draws on many ethnic cuisines, but most of the dishes use commonly found items. Although the lack of any nutritional information is a definite weakness, most public and academic libraries with culinary collections will still find this a useful addition.-Deborah Lee, Mississippi State Univ. Libs., Starkville Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858520
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/08/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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BREADS

Orange Essence Raisin Bread

Apricot Nut Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Banana Coconut Bread

Dark Russian Rye Bread

Sourdough Rye Bread

Semolina Sourdough Bread

Spelt Sourdough Raisin Bread

Trustee Muffin

Company's Coming Scones

Meet the Author

Charlie Cassio has cooked in kitchens throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium, and Spain. He has worked as a personal chef and has been head chef for numerous restaurants. Charlie has taught natural-food cooking seminars in seven European countries as well as in the United States to individuals, restaurants, and health professionals. He has developed natural health food products and recipes and has taught courses on cooking with raw foods. Charlie was the head chef and kitchen manager for Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, California from 1998 through 2004 and continues to work for Esalen as a consultant and teacher.

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