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The sexy vegan cookbook : extraordinary food from an ordinary dude
Patton, Brian L.
Adult Nonfiction TX837 .P339 2012

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From Publishers' Weekly:

This decidedly unpreachy vegan collection comes from the founder of and creator of vegan cooking instruction videos that have become YouTube sensations. Although he can try too hard (do we really need to know that the word wafting makes him think "about fanning farts into my brothers' faces"?), overall it's a really funny book, which isn't something most cookbooks-especially not most vegan cookbooks-can claim. Recipes are simple and approachable, and they cover everything from breakfast (Mostest Ultimate-est Breakfast Sandwich; Hangover Hash) to entrees such as Mexicali quinoa with black lentils and Pretend chipotle sausages and jambalaya. There are cocktails and salads and soups and meat substitutes (the obligatory My Balls recipe for faux meatballs) and more, too. The recipe titles alone are worth reading: The Seitan Worshipper, for example, and Not Yo Mama's Cheeze Sauce-as the head note explains, "Say the first two words of the above title really fast... see what I did there? I rule." The author demystifies ingredients with "WTF is...?" boxes, and many recipes feature smartphone scan codes that lead readers to a relevant cooking video-a nice interactive touch in this fresh, of-the-moment volume. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

More irreverent than sexy, this new vegan cookbook puts a zesty spin on traditionally meat-centric dishes, such as burgers, sliders, and ribs. Patton, executive chef for a Los Angeles-based vegan food delivery service, provides recipes for breakfast dishes, meat substitutes, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, entrees, and snacks like jalapeno poppers and potato skins. To avoid the salt, preservatives, and additives of commercial versions, Patton limits meat substitutes to those you make yourself, providing a more nutritious base for his recipes. Many of the recipes call for ingredients that you'll want to make ahead; these range from spice mixes to meat substitutes to vegan mayonnaise and other sauces and condiments. Some dishes call for up to five other recipes, included elsewhere in the book. Verdict With slang-infused recipe titles (e.g., Barbecrazyshit Sauce, Buffalo Wangs, The Seitan Worshipper), this cookbook will appeal to a younger, comfort food-craving crowd. Because there are many crossover recipes-i.e., vegan versions of more traditional dishes-it may hold particular appeal for those who've recently adopted a vegan diet.-Rachael Dreyer, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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