Discover the secrets of healthy and sustainable eating that have been
practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries. This unusual
book is filled with richly-flavored vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
recipes like Bengali Potato and Zucchini Curry, Afghan Moussaka Eggplant
with Yoghurt Sauce and Bukharian Crock Pot Rice with Dried Fruit that
are a welcome change from the usual bland vegetarian and vegan fare.
from the Silk Road have their roots in the ancient village food
traditions of Asia, where a few healthy ingredients from local gardens
were blended with spices to create meals that are nutritious, varied and
flavorful, as well as being ethical and sustainable.
Abraham-Klein is a food educator and nutritionist who draws from her own
family heritage to create meals that honor what is most meaningful
about cooking and food everywhere in the world--a connectedness to
place, history and family. Her book is about developing culinary
awareness and celebrating diversity--discovering foods with contrasting
tastes and textures that are simple and easy to prepare, yet totally
exciting and different.
"Silk Road Vegetarian" delves into the
cultural and spiritual traditions of the Silk Road to show how cultural
traditions have influenced the cuisine. Each dish has a rich
history--linking past to present in a particular place. At the same
time, the recipes address pressing contemporary needs by showing us how
to eat a healthy, balanced and yet interesting diet with
locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients.
The astonishing array
of recipes in this book will inspire every home cook. All dishes are
easy and simple to prepare, and codes are applied to identify which ones
are: Vegetarian Vegan Gluten-free
Try one of these recipes, and
you'll agree that peoples living along the Silk Road created a unique
culinary tradition that we have much to learn from today.