Since 2008, self-taught Chef Mérida Anderson has been hosting Vegan Secret Suppers for diners in New York, Montreal, and Vancouver. Her celebrated events are sophisticated, multi-course, plant-based meals that playfully blend haute cuisine with the spirit of community eating and social dining.
Here in her first cookbook, Chef Mérida opens up her kitchen and pantry to present luscious, unforgettable recipes using seasonal fruits, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, all while eschewing processed “replacement” foods of any kind. Innovative flavor pairings, inspired menu planning, and artistic plating tips help readers create luxurious, even decadent multi-course suppers perfect for entertaining, catering, or intimate gatherings.
From Split Pea Bisque with Minted Coconut Cream to Smoke-Blanched Cauliflower on Red Quinoa Tabouli, Walnut and Roasted Yam Croquettes with Ancho Balsamic Beet Reduction to Dark Chocolate Cake with Avocado Mint Ice Cream, these are sumptuous dishes certain to inspire both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Vegan Secret Supper includes 150 recipes for breads, appetizers, soups, entrées, desserts (including ice creams), as well as sparkling water and tea infusions. The book features mouthwatering full-colour food photography throughout and photographs from Vegan Secret Supper events.