Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback, the New York Times
bestseller that makes healthful, conscious cooking easy, from Ellen DeGeneres's personal chef.
Martin, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, explains, "What Ellen, Portia, and I learned together was that vegan food is no different than any other cuisine. Flavors that work in nonvegan meals work on vegan dishes just as well; you just have to rely less on the specific ingredients of a recipe and more on the technique....What I have done in this book is to gather recipes that anyone, carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan-would love."
Some of the standouts Martin has developed for Ellen and Portia include: Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes, Avocado Reuben, Red Beans and Rice, "Chick 'n' Pot Pie," and Chocolate Cheesecake. Featuring mouthwatering photographs by Quentin Bacon, this cookbook will appeal to die-hard carnivores and vegetarians alike.
"A treasure...The beauty that leaps from the pages of this wonderful book is a hint of how beautiful you'll feel when you try these recipes. Each one carries familiar tastes to a whole new level. A perfect introduction to healthful, conscious cooking." --Neal D. Barnard, MD New York Times bestselling author and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
Ellen DeGeneres' personal chef, Roberto Martin, shares over 125 delicious vegan recipes he's created for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi that he hopes will make healthy vegan cooking accessible and easy for everyone. Portia de Rossi explains in her foreword, "Roberto taught me that the key to making good food vegan is substitution...you can enjoy all your favorite foods and never feel deprived."
Some of the standouts Martin, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, has developed for Ellen and Portia include: Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes, Avocado Reuben, Red Beans and Rice, "Chick'n" Pot Pie, and Chocolate Cheesecake. Featuring mouthwatering photographs by award-winning food photographer, Quentin Bacon, this cookbook will appeal to die-hard carnivores and vegetarians alike.
About the Author
Roberto Martin grew up in a Mexican-American family of 15. While in college he worked in a restaurant, fell in love with cooking and attended the Culinary Institute of America. He became a personal chef to celebrities, and has focussed on nutrition and health. Now he cooks exclusively vegan meals for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. He appears frequently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and on the show's website.