Myra Kornfeld  

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The Voluptuous Vegan "The other part of Myra Kornfeld's genius is her uncanny ability to explain in her directions and sidebars and notes exactly what to do to follow her recipes. She seems to sense where people go wrong following directions and gives you the guidance you need to avoid most mistakes."
-- www.thenewhomemaker.com

"Formerly in charge of daily specials and desserts at New York's vegetarian Angelica Kitchen, Kornfeld manages to bring new life to the vegan palate... [the] tendency to go the extra mile pops up in the recipes, too, almost all of which are accompanied by tips, things to watch out for, and ingredient definitions. More important, the recipes are tasty... This volume should delight vegans looking to satisfy their gourmet tastes."
-- From Publishers Weekly, Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.


"This is a gourmet vegan cookbook with a capital G. The recipes are lush and the author has a keen knowledge of unusual, interesting ingredients."
-- Doh Driver, Veg Family, www.vegfamily.com


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The Healthy Hedonist"To Kornfeld there is no distinction between healthy food and pleasurable food... Knowing that most people have limited time to put together a healthy, tasty meal, she offers shortcut methods whenever they don't compromise taste or healthfulness. Kornfeld has written a workable book, and happily suggests that we adjust recipes to our own taste. Kornfeld has compiled crowd-pleasing menus, a list of resources, and a glossary of culinary terms and ingredients. There is a section on select ingredients, and a guide to basic techniques illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka. The only thing you need to fully enjoy this book is a receptive palate."
-- www.inmamaskitchen.com

"It's not uncommon for people to call themselves vegetarian, only to say that they sometimes eat fish and maybe poultry. What they're probably really interested in is a healthful, well-rounded diet, making them "flexitarians," a growing group that Kornfeld (The Voluptuous Vegan) addresses in this winning cookbook... Cooks who are willing to put in the effort because they agree with Kornfeld about the need to get past fad diets and eat fresh, "unfussy" food will be thrilled with the possibilities this book provides for pleasing a variety of people and their different eating habits."
-- Publishers Weekly, Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.


"In her flexitarian cookbook, Kornfeld covers all courses and includes a wide variety of interesting and international dishes. As might be expected, she stresses the use of natural, organic ingredients to maximize the healthful qualities of her recipes. Though most of the ingredients she calls for should be available in specialty, ethnic, and health-food stores, she thoughtfully includes a select list of sources. Many of the dishes featured can be prepared quickly-a boon to home cooks; some, however, require an investment of time and ingredients that are better suited to special occasions. Charming illustrations by Hamanaka round out the text."
-- Library Journal, Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

"Kornfeld's recipes are immensely appealing and fairly straightforward - she includes many that are Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, or Asian inspired - and healthy without adhering to any particular dietary doctrine (low-fat, low-carb, etc.)"
-- www.kymmco.com

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Healthy Hedonist Holidays"Staying true to her principle of eating healthy foods while indulging the palate, she has created an exciting and eclectic group of recipes, all written with her usual clarity. Kornfeld has put together menus the can be served in their entirety or be pulled apart "like a coordinated wardrobe" to meet the needs and demands of every cook. This is a versatile cookbook, one that can be pulled out not only on holidays, but also to find a new recipe on any day of the week. Celebrating our diversity, she has menus for fifteen holidays. There are the expected holidays of both Christian and Jewish faiths, as well as Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo. The list ends with the glorious bang of the Fourth of July. Kornfeld is among the best recipe writers we have encountered. Gifted with an intuitive grasp of what a cook needs to guide them to success, she knows when to pare a recipe down to eliminate confusion and when to give the one single tip that will ensure success. For further clarity and ease, she offers what she calls "Cook's Notes" which will guide the cook from one week prior to any given holiday right up to the last minute. Ease and flexibility are paramount to Kornfeld."
-- www.inmamaskitchen.com

"Kornfeld (The Voluptuous Vegan) focuses on holidays reflecting America's multicultural society. For each celebration Kornfeld offers a vegetarian entree, a fish or poultry dish, numerous sides and dessert, all designed to leave us feeling energetic and nourished after the meal as well as delighted during the experience. Kornfeld's directions are easy to follow, and her multiday time lines for each holiday feast help to create a more relaxed experience in the kitchen. These unique and inspiring recipes make it easy to infuse your food with intention and cook joyfully." -- Publishers Weekly, Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Beginning with Ramadan and ending with the Fourth of July, this book does more than offer delectable dishes for every occasion, it celebrates the vast array of cultural diversity that the United States is home to. The recipes are just as informative and engaging as the holidays themselves. With notes on how to prepare up to several weeks in advance, Kornfeld makes a point of letting the holidays serve as a time of celebration, not as a time of frustration and exhaustion in the kitchen. Though the equipment and techniques may be commonplace, the recipes themselves are exquisitely crafted and presented. Each holiday features its own six-course meal. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or just a plain-old "lover of food," you're sure to find something of interest in The Heatlthy Hedonist Holidays. It's clear that Kornfeld has taken great care in presenting both healthy holiday options and creatively inspired dishes. Why wait for the holidays? Take this cookbook home tonight and try something new.
-- Zach Freeman, www.bloggernews.net

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