Designed to satisfy even the most discriminating palates, “The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of Europe: 150 Plant-Based Makeovers of Classics from France, Italy, Spain ... and Beyond” (Lifelong Books, $18.99) delivers with a series of animal-free versions of well-loved European dishes. Award-winning author and chef Mark Reinfeld tackles the meaty fare that is European cuisine, offering inspired plant-based versions of everything from manicotti to French onion soup, moussaka to “notwurst.”
Reinfield re-imagines traditional favorites from eight regions — France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. Organized by country, recipes range from appetizers and entrees to sides and desserts and include everything from the staples — such as Buono Apitito Pesto Risotto, French Onion Soup and Blueberry Blintzes — to recipes for special occasions — like saffron Quinoa Pilaf, Seitan Bourguignon and Chocholate-Stuffed Figs.
“The 30-Minute Vegan” series author is the winner of Vegan.com’s 2011 Recipe of the Year award for his Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf. He is the founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus restaurant. “Taste of Europe” loves up to its name as a cookbook that recreate tasty European dishes in 30 minutes or less.