Veganize This!: From Surf & Turf to Ice-Cream Pie--200 Animal-Free Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
by Jenn Shagrin
'Veganize This!' shows herbivores and carnivores alike how to turn the delicious dishes from their previous butter- and beef-filled lives into tasty vegan creations that go well beyond the sprouts-and-groats fare often still associated with veganism. For the gastronomist, Chef Jenn’s creations include Jumbo Lump Jack- Fruit Crab Cakes with Spanish Garlic Mayonnaise and Quattro Formaggio White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese. Craving something a little more down-home and comforting? Check out the recipes for DIY Vegan “Doritos” and Chicken Fried Tofu Steak. With tips and tricks throughout—from making your own mock meats to killer dairy substitutes—'Veganize This!' is also accompanied by a healthy side dish of sass; Shagrin’s comedienne-by-day humor makes this a read that’s satisfying for the funny bone as well as the belly.
Jenn Shagrin has an uncanny ability to create amazing dishes with a passion, creativity and technical execution that's unparalleled. From her vegan mascarpone cheese, to her to-die-for-seitan, Jenn has been responsible for some of the best food of my life. The best news now, though, is that through her new book I can recreate those recipes in my own kitchen, including her legendary vegan Twinkies. The only thing missing from these recipes is the presence of Jenn herself - a practical God in the world of vegan cuisine. "Veganize This" is a tremendous book for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores who want a change. The recipes are clearly laid out, and written with Jenn's trademark humor. The "vegan holiday survival kit" section is worth the price alone, and the "recipes to get you laid" are certain to do just that!
(amazon.com - nick)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenn Shagrin, vegan chef, actress, and comedienne, has appeared in Reno 911! and various films. She lives in Los Angeles and is best known for her vegan Twinkies®.