You name 'em, he's fed 'em. Tal Ronnen is no up-and-comer-he has long since arrived and taken over the culinary world...
Revolutionary chef Tal Ronnen arrives with The Conscious Cook—his first full-color cookbook, a satisfying solution to every omnivore’s dilemma. A former meat-eater who found himself unfulfilled by standard vegan fare, Ronnen set out to create his own diverse menu of hardy, delicious vegetarian dishes that the finest restaurants would be honored to serve…and any food lover would love to eat! As a result, The Conscious Cook is loaded with healthy, delicious, and supremely gratifying meatless recipes that even carnivores will want to sink their teeth into—a treasure trove of fine, healthy dining from the master chef who has reinvented vegan cooking.
A former steak lover himself, Chef Tal struggled for years on a vegan diet that left him hungry and filled with cravings for butter and meat. By applying traditional French culinary techniques to meatless cuisine, he found that he could gratify his cravings for rich flavor and fat.
The Conscious Cook shows readers that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste and appetite. This is not a cookbook of sprouts and tofu burgers, but of mouth-watering, hearty meals that keep the protein at the center of your plate. Featuring 75 original recipes that will satisfy the fussiest foodies and the most dedicated of carnivores, The Conscious Cook is a breakthrough in meatless cuisine that will revolutionize the way readers experience food.
Named one of the top ten cookbooks of the year. -- Epicurious #3 New York Times bestselling book -- New York Times #14 Wall Street Journal Bestseller -- The Wall Street Journal "Wow, wow, wow! I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying." -- Oprah Winfrey, on Oprah.com "Meeting Tal has changed our lives for the better. We wish everyone could experience his cooking. It's delicious and healthy at the same time-sometimes that's a hard balance, but not with Tal." -- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi "You name 'em, he's fed 'em. Tal Ronnen is no up-and-comer-he has long since arrived and taken over the culinary world of veganism." -- Rory Freedman, author of Skinny Bitch "What's great about this cookbook is its range and its approach to meatless cooking. No main dish ever feels like a side dish ... Instead, each meal is made to be complete and satisfying." -- fitsugar.com "Tal Ronnen's assertion is that [The Conscious Cook] will change the way you eat. It will, for the better." -- Basil & Spice What you'll probably be most conscious of as you prepare the 75 vegan recipes from "The Conscious Cook" is how delicious the food is. -- Lisa Messinger, creators.com "Tal's recipes are simply fantastic ... Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or committed meat eater, this is a book that can help you down the path of higher-quality, good tasting, humane eating." -- Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States