The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet

The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet

by Skye Michael Conroy


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The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet by Skye Michael Conroy

The Gentle Chef Cookbook is a TEXT-ONLY working kitchen formulary containing over 230 delicious vegan recipes for creating a wide variety of plant-based foods.

Chapter 1 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of seitan products, including moist and tender roasts, sandwich deli slices, sausages, satays (shish kabob), ribz, meatballs and so much more. Seitan (say-tan) or wheat meat, is an amazingly versatile, protein-rich meat alternative made from wheat gluten.

Chapter 2 addresses the basics and preparation of the soy-based meat replacements: TVP (textured vegetable protein), tofu and tempeh.

Chapter 3 offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of non-dairy foods including vegan butter, heavy cream, sour cream, whipped cream and an assortment of vegan cheeses.

Chapters 4 through 10 offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating hearty breakfast and brunch dishes; appetizers, dips and spreads; sandwich fillings; American and international dinner entrees and accompaniments; soups, broths and stews; salads and dressings (including the best egg-free mayonnaise); sauces and gravies; and scrumptious vegan desserts.

Please note that the cookbook is TEXT ONLY. As a companion reference guide, website offers a full-color photo gallery of many of the recipes in the cookbook, as well as a list of Vegan Resources and a discussion of Veganism, Ethics and Diet. An illustrated digital copy of the cookbook with full-color photos is also available through the website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479399895
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 513,732
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SandraHays More than 1 year ago
Best recipes ever for plant based meat alternatives, all recipes are vegan, require some pretty basic ingredients, simple and understandable instructions, and they all turn out great!! This book includes everything: meat alternatives, international cuisines, dairy alternatives, soups, appetizers, you name it. Each recipe is a delight. After years of depending on mass produced store bought vegetarian / vegan "stuff" I know enjoy cooking again, and eating some genuinely awesome food. Chef Skye Michael has done the world a great service by writing this book.
Catwoman103 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. The seitan recipes are amazing, really tender delicious mock meats that have even fooled meateaters and the desserts are stunning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is favorite vegan specialty cookbook. I say that as no other book I own - and I own over fifty vegan cook books - has such amazing recipes for seitan that actually taste great and appeal to all those wanting to make the change from eating meat - for whatever reason. Skye Michael Conroy is an accomplished seitan chef but wait... There's more. Actually a lot more. And the recipes are all great in my opinion. I run a vegan catering business and these recipes are fantastic when you have a mixed get together. Everyone will eat them and come back for more. There are no pictures in the print version of the book. I repeat... No pictures. The Gentle Chef web site has full color pics of all the recipes. If you are looking for a vegan cook book with 101 recipes for preparing broccoli then buy something else. This is not a book for salads or smoothies. It is a book to help you transition to a more compassionate way of life if you have been used to eating meat and a book for those already vegan to create foods that all will recognize and eat. I love this book! Oh yes... Bonus! There is a Facebook group where you can get even more help if you need it as well as lots of encouragement for starting vegans. Buy this book!