Overview for The Best of Epicures Vegetarian Cuisines of the World
This volume presents the very best in vegetarian gourmet cooking. For those who wish to savour new recipes, new cuisines, new tastes and flavours, Asha Khatau presents this distinctive edition as the first in her epicure series.
Cuisines from around the world have been featured here for the vegetarian palate after ensuring that the authentic taste of each dish has been strictly preserved. The methodology is simple and accurate while great stress has been laid on proper, fresh ingredients.
Unlike other vegetarian cookbooks, this book treats each cuisine in a holistic manner, which allows for complete menus to be selected from each section. A collective section on drinks and desserts exists to allo0w the cook to choose what he/she prefers to complement the main meal.
It may come as surprise that Indian cuisine does not feature in this collection of world cuisines. The omission is intentional as vegetarian Indian cuisine forms the content of Asha Khatau’s second book.
Asha Khatau (Author)
Asha Khatau is well-known fingure in the field of gourmet vegetarian cooking. After 20 years of experience in providing memorable meanls to her family and friends, Asha was evenually persuaded to start her own cooking classes about sie years ago, which she runs under the name "Epicure". These classes feature regional cuisines from all over the world. She has also conducted demonstrations in India and several countries abroad.
Asha Khatau's first book Vegetarian Cuisines of the World was awaeded the "Best Vegetarian Book in the World", at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2002 in France. Delectable Desserts of the World, published in 2005, won Honourable Mention in the "Best foreign Cookbook in the World" category at the Gourmand awards in 2006. These awards for food and wine books are considered to be the 'Oscars' of the cookery world.
In March 2011, she was honoured for an outstanding career in vegetarian cuisine at the Gourmand Awards Ceremony held in Paris. Asha also placed third among the Top Ten Authors/Chefs in the world.
Asha Khatau's other books in the Epicure Series
. Vegetarian Cuisines of the World
. Vegetarian Cuisines Cuisine
. Delectable Desserts of the World
. Appetisers, Mocktails & Cocktails
. Exciting Vegetarian Cuisines of the World