El Libro de la Cocina Vegetariana

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Vergara Javier, Apr 1, 1999 - Vegetarian cooking - 168 pages
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Gayler determinedly sets out to prove that vegetarianism and haute cuisine "can meet on the same plate." With pizzazz, Gayler presents a visual guide to ingredients, equipment and techniques, recipes and menu planning. His "contemporary vegetarian" approach applies various cooking methods (saut?ing, braising, deep-frying) to a global panoply of ingredients (Asian herbs, Middle Eastern grains, Mexican chiles) and seasonings (olive oils, cooking pastes); he unapologetically uses butter (vs. margarine), cream (vs. yogurt) and chocolate (vs. carob) for depth of flavor. Gayler also enthusiastically explores every conceivable food category, including pies, stews, grains and desserts. Gayler introduces a vegetarian interpretation that is exciting, compelling and flavorful.

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About the author (1999)

Paul Gayler is executive chef at the prestigious Lanesborough hotel on London's Hyde Park, where he leads a team of 35 chefs, and oversees a restaurant and six banqueting rooms. He has twenty years of experience in some of the most respected kitchens and restaurants in Europe and is well known for being one of the first chefs to create dishes on his a la carte menu specifically catering or vegetarians. Paul has made several appearances on television in the UK and has written nine cookbooks. He lives in England.

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