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Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Torte

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Torte

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Torte excerpted from The Vegan Bridge: Expanding Plant-Based Cuisine by Romain Avril and Richelle Tablang. Photography by Igor M. Aldomar.

The Vegan Bridge: Expanding Plant-Based Cuisine by Romain Avril and Richelle Tablang.

For the meat-eater looking to incorporate vegetarian options into their repertoire; for the novice chef trying to develop new techniques; for the home cook who wants to dazzle with recipes that are bold, flavourful, and totally unique – French-trained chefs Romain Avril and Richelle Tablang want to introduce you to the Vegan Bridge.

From simple snacks and sides that add a vegan twist to a flexible meal, to show-stopping vegan mains that will captivate vegetarians and omnivores alike, Romain and Richelle demonstrate how incorporating vegan meals into everyday life can be done easily, without sacrificing taste or presentation.

Everyday staples like Vegetable Chips, Garlic Roasted Chickpeas, and an array of dips, smoothies, and salads provide the perfect entry-point for cooks of all skill levels, while impressive entrées like Chive Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms Florentine, Deep-Fried Tomatillo Tacos, and Cauliflower Tikka Masala bridge the gap between a garden-variety meal and plant-based perfection. (more…)