Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook

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When people ask Tanya Petrovna, "Are you a strict vegetarian?" she replies, "No, I'm a fun vegetarian!" The visionary behind the Native Foods chain of restaurants, Tanya is known for creating cuisine that is nutritious, organic, compassionate, and delicious. And with signature dishes like her dairy-free cheesecake made from cashew nuts, she proves that healthy, animal-friendly eating can be indulgent and fun.

Now, with this book, Tanya's best recipes can be made at home, ...

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Overview

When people ask Tanya Petrovna, "Are you a strict vegetarian?" she replies, "No, I'm a fun vegetarian!" The visionary behind the Native Foods chain of restaurants, Tanya is known for creating cuisine that is nutritious, organic, compassionate, and delicious. And with signature dishes like her dairy-free cheesecake made from cashew nuts, she proves that healthy, animal-friendly eating can be indulgent and fun.

Now, with this book, Tanya's best recipes can be made at home, including: "Fun Mung Curry," "Seitan Olé Mole," and "Rockin' Moroccan Skewers." Plus, there are plenty of outrageous desserts such as "Elephant Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Peanut Butter Topping," "Sam's Vegan Cheesecake," and "Chocolate French Silk Lingerie Pie."

The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook also contains glossaries of ingredients, utensils, and cooking methods and instructions for making your own seitan from scratch.

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"The recipes are wonderful. Each one has a twist—a surprising ingredient or presentation that lifts it out of the ordinary. . . . If you want to share your vegan enthusiasm with the rest of the world, this cookbook belongs on your shelf."—Veg News

"What I especially appreciate here is the lavish use of a very rare ingredient: joy. It's expressed in the goofy sense of humor, the energy, and the apparently limitless enthusiasm that accompanies Tanya in her mission to get everyone to eat well without eating a bite of anything to do with animals."—from the foreword by Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors

"Tanya's broad range of recipes have panache and soul, yet they are remarkably simple. Anyone who is looking to improve their diet and/or the planet will find her cookbook indispensable."—Didi Emmons, author of Vegetarian Planet and Entertaining for a Veggie Planet

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590300763
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 263,029
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Tanya Petrovna is a vegan chef and founder of the all-plant-based Native Foods Cafés. She is currently developing vegan food products, teaching tempeh workshops, saving feral cats, studying Iyengar yoga, and gardening in Southern California. Find her latest writings and activities at www.cheftanyapetrovna.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    Yummy Vegan Fare (even for non-vegans)!

    This book was recommended to me by a vegan chef whom I hired so I could learn to cook some healthier meals. The Tempeh pate recipe (serve it w/plain, unsalted rice crackers, mmmm . . . ) is worth the price of the book alone. I have tried the tempeh provencal recipe, and I didn't find that to my liking, but I think some of my ingredients weren't of the highest quality and may have been old . . . I have eaten at the Native Foods Restaurant a couple of times and the food is excellent - if you get a chance eat at one of her locations (I frequent the Westwood one). She has a website, but since we're not supposed to put links in the page, just type native Foods in your search engine - it should find it . . . I have eaten a lentil soup, a cauliflower 'Cream' soup, a baja surf ('fish') taco and the Bali Surf Burger at the restaurant. Unfortunately, only the Surf Burger is included in the recipe book - but all were FABULOUS. I am no culinary expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I am picky and these recipes are easy to follow - and that Tempeh Pate, you just have to try it (a sidenote: the deglaze recipe for the tempeh can get a little salty, so I used 1/4c of soy sauce for the deglaze instead of the 1/2c the recipe calls for)! Even though I haven't had the chance to try many of the recipes, I am looking forward to trying more . . . judging from her restaurant fare and the pate recipe, I'm confident this book will earn a prominent place in my cookbook library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004

    Just Like The Resturant

    This is one of my favorite cook books. Tanya has given all her secrets and holds nothing back.Every recipe I have made taste just like I am at Native Foods. This is a must have for the Native Food lover.

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