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The Complete Tassajara Cookbook

Learn cooking techniques from the famed Zen kitchen.

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The Complete Tassajara Cookbook is one that offers recipes, techniques and reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen. This cookbook written by Edward Espe Brown has just become available. The recipes in this book are vegetarian and they are easy to follow. Author Edward Espe Brown has been practicing and cooking Zen since 1965. He has been a resident cook at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center as well. The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has been known for its vegetarian cuisine. This cookbook will show you the Tassajara way of cooking and eating delicious vegetarian foods. The Complete Tassajara Cookbook includes over 300 recipes that use fresh ingredients that are in season. The book starts out by explaining some of the basic techniques and then leads into the recipes. The recipes range from breakfasts to tofu entrees and finishes with desserts.

PRO
  • Discusses different ways to cook vegetables
  • Includes over 300 recipes
  • Written by a former Tassajara Zen Mountain Center cook
  • Great book for those that are learning how to cook
  • Gives a thorough description of the most common vegetables available and how to use them
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The Complete Tassajara Cookbookis one that focuses on cooking vegetarian dishes in a Zen way. There are over 300 recipes within this cookbook. There is a thorough beginning section that shows you how to cut and prepare vegetables which is great for beginners. There are vegetarian recipes ranging from breakfast to dessert. Some of the delicious items you will find in this cookbook include:

  • Pale Green Snow
  • Peaches and Cream
  • Fresh Fruit Compote
  • Grapefruit-Avocado Salad
  • Orange Salad with Sprouts
  • Melon Salad
  • Asparagus Sauteed with Roasted Almonds
  • Garbanzo Bean Salad
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia
  • Brian’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chard with Lemon and Raisins
  • Closed-Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich
EXERCISE

There is no exercise guidance included in The Complete Tassajara Cookbook.

CONCLUSION

Those looking for a vegetarian cookbook will be happy with The Complete Tassajara Cookbook. Not only does this cookbook offer plenty of recipes, it also offers information on the Zen cooking style. Even for those that are not vegetarians, this cookbook can offer some ideas for those nights when you want to eat a healthy meal full of delicious vegetables.

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