A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook with all the tools you need to be at home in your kitchen, cooking in the most nourishing and delicious ways—from the foundations of stocking a pantry and understanding your ingredients, to preparing elaborate seasonal feasts. With her love of whole food and knowledge as a chef, Chaplin has written a book that will inspire you to eat well at every meal. It provides all the know-how for creating delicious, healthy dishes based on unprocessed, unrefined food - from the basics of good eating to preparing seasonal feasts all year round. Not simply a list of ingredients and equipment, it provides real working knowledge of how and why to use ingredients, plus an arsenal of delicious recipes celebrating vegetarian cooking in its brightest, whole, most delectable form. From black rice breakfast pudding with coconut and banana to fragrant aubergine curry with cardamom basmati rice; apricot chutney and lime raita to honey vanilla bean ice cream with roasted plums and coconut crunch, these vibrant dishes are inspirational, healthy, sustainable and most of all, delicious. Whether your omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, this is brilliant and inspiring whole food cooking for everyone.
A native of Australia, AMY CHAPLIN has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years. Prior to settling in New York and working as Executive Chef at Angelica's Kitchen, Amy founded a catering company in London specializing in gourmet vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food. Her cakes were featured in British Vogue and BBC Good Food magazine. In Amsterdam, Amy worked as a chef as Shizen, a popular Japanese macrobiotic restaurant, and as a pastry chef at the famed bakery and cake studio De Taart van m'n Tante. Currently, Amy teaches and cooks privately for clients that include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler, consults and develops recipes for restaurants and food companies, and blogs at coconutandquinoa.com, where she shares original, seasonal recipes and health tips. Amy contributes weekly recipes to the Food Network's Healthy Eats blog. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, regularly appears as a guest on WNYC radio's "Last Chance Foods," and has contributed for publications such as Whole Living, the Guardian, Delicious Living, and Reader's Digest's Best You. Her whole food cleanse was featured in New York Magazine.