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In Search of the Lost Taste

Joshua Ploeg


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Joshua Ploeg's cooking is transcendent: dangerous, strange and perfect. Itas full of colorful tastes that explode in your mouth like Pop Rocksaflavor combinations you never thought possible. Crazy alchemy. Freaky magic. Joshua's a Traveling Chef: you make an appointment and he shows up at your house with a load of groceries, makes an incredible multi-course vegan meal using your pots and pans, and then he's gone. He's been in a bunch of hardcore bands and he brings all the good things punk rock gave us: risk, passion, creativity, and weirdness; then he applies them to his meals. This sort of vegan cookbook doesnat come along every day, folks! Itas impressively decadent, but also totally approachable (and the ingredients you need for these elaborate dishes are things you might actually have around). Give it a whirl, you wonat be sorry.
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  • Paperback
    $17.37
ISBN: 9781934620014
ANNOTATION:
Joshua Ploeg's cooking is transcendent: dangerous, strange and perfect. Itas full of colorful tastes that explode in your mouth like Pop Rocksaflavor combinations you never thought possible. Crazy alchemy. Freaky magic. Joshua's a Traveling Chef: you make an appointment and he shows up at your house with a load of groceries, makes an incredible multi-course vegan meal using your pots and pans, and then he's gone. He's been in a bunch of hardcore bands and he brings all the good things punk rock gave us: risk, passion, creativity, and weirdness; then he applies them to his meals. This sort of vegan cookbook doesnat come along every day, folks! Itas impressively decadent, but also totally approachable (and the ingredients you need for these elaborate dishes are things you might actually have around). Give it a whirl, you wonat be sorry.

Annotation

Joshua Ploeg's cooking is transcendent: dangerous, strange and perfect. Itas full of colorful tastes that explode in your mouth like Pop Rocksaflavor combinations you never thought possible. Crazy alchemy. Freaky magic. Joshua's a Traveling Chef: you make an appointment and he shows up at your house with a load of groceries, makes an incredible multi-course vegan meal using your pots and pans, and then he's gone. He's been in a bunch of hardcore bands and he brings all the good things punk rock gave us: risk, passion, creativity, and weirdness; then he applies them to his meals. This sort of vegan cookbook doesnat come along every day, folks! Itas impressively decadent, but also totally approachable (and the ingredients you need for these elaborate dishes are things you might actually have around). Give it a whirl, you wonat be sorry.

Publisher Description

Joshua Ploeg was once the singer for such bands as Lords of Lightspeed, Behead the Prophet, and the Mulkiteo Faeries. Limpwrist even wrote a tribute song to him as a gay punk pioneer ("Ode"). Now he is a touring vegan chef employing the same skills and enginuity that he learned from punk. Among the many recipes in his new cookbook you will find: Spicy Strawberry Applesauce in Pastry Cups with Sweet and Salty Candied Hazelnuts, Roasted Garlic and Red Bean Pate with Herb Sauce and Mushroom Crackers, Fried Veggie Cakes with Sambuca Sauce and Fig Relish, Straw Mushroom and Black Sesame Rolls with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Sweet Black Vinegar-Soy Sauce, Curried Veggie "Chkn" Dumplings with Orange-Tomato Chutney and Wasabi Cream Sauce, Deep Fried Breaded Shish Kabobs with Pomegranate Sauce and Creamy Dill-Garlic Dressing, Cherry Wontons with Plum Brandy Sauce and Yam "Ice Cream," and Red Wine Sorbet with Chocolate Crostini, Berries in Liqueur and Chocolate Balsamic Reduction.

Author Biography

Joshua Ploeg has been a vegan personal chef/caterer, writer and punk musician since the 1990s. He has spent the last 10 years touring the US and the world on transit cooking in varied and interesting circumstances from place to place. He has penned several cookbooks including This Ain't No Picnic, In Search of the Lost Taste and Something Delicious This Way Comes: Spellbinding Vegan Cookery. He has also contributed recipes and columns to various publications including Brooklyn's Satya Magazine.

Review

" ... he put out a little gem of a cookbook a few years ago entitled "In Search of the Lost Taste." It's a whole $8, so just STFU and get a copy. It has tastes I would never think to put together, but I'm glad he did. From sweet to savory, sometimes using local fresh ingredients, sometimes using tofutti cream cheese, and always using what's on hand (although you might not have it on hand...) it's one of the most diverse little cookbooks out there. Plus he cooks the way I do, which is to say 'if you've got some extra XYZ, you should just go ahead and throw that in there...' Like I said, it's a little gem." --"kitsch & kitchen" "There's no shame in getting a little creative, cruelty-free cooking help. Sac's own traveling vegan chef Joshua Ploeg published a vegan cookbook/comic book last year called "In Search of the Lost Taste." The instructions are written without pretentiousness, and his combination of flavors are unexpected, even a bit exotic. He includes animal-product-free recipes for cocktails, tea, shakes, sorbets, appetizers and entrees for the experimental gourmand, including Deep Fried Blueberry 'Steak' Balls, if you have the balls to try it. " --"Sacramento News and Review" "Some people make simple, filling meals. Others treat cooking like one big science experiment, and there are those who are more successful than others. "In Search of the Lost Taste" is a vegan cookbook from Joshua Ploeg, a man who takes a fresh and exciting approach to vegan cooking, doing everything from simulated fried food to Miso Marys. With a strange, surreal story alongside the recipes, "In Search of the Lost Taste" is a cookbook experimental chefs will love." --"Midwest Book Review"

Long Description

Joshua Ploeg's cooking blows my mind so much that a secret door opens in the back of my head and white doves, musical notes, and winged horses fly out. His cooking is transcendent: dangerous, strange and perfect. It's full of colorful tastes that explode in your mouth like Pop Rocks

Review Quote

"There's no shame in getting a little creative, cruelty-free cooking help. Sac's own traveling vegan chef Joshua Ploeg published a vegan cookbook/comic book last year called In Search of the Lost Taste . The instructions are written without pretentiousness, and his combination of flavors are unexpected, even a bit exotic. He includes animal-product-free recipes for cocktails, tea, shakes, sorbets, appetizers and entrees for the experimental gourmand, including Deep Fried Blueberry 'Steak' Balls, if you have the balls to try it. "

Product Details

Author
Joshua Ploeg
Short Title
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TASTE
Pages
128
Publisher
Microcosm Publishing
Language
English
ISBN-10
1934620017
ISBN-13
9781934620014
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2011
Publication Date
2011-12-08
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Vegan Cookbooks
Audience
General/Trade