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 Post subject: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:37 pm 
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I saw this recommended to me by Amazon, does anyone have it - is it worth contemplating? [It's not available in my library]

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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:41 pm 
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I have it, well there are two, I have the first one. I think it has a lot of decent recipes. I actually left it with my mom so I don't actually have it with me but there were quite a few things I liked from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
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I've only eaten at the restaurant three or four times despite living within a 15 minute drive of one of their LA locations for at least as many years. With that said, a lot of vegan Angelenos ADORE their food.


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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
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I live in Maryland, and I've been to their restaurant about 10 times or so :) (Ok ok, I do visit my parents in San Diego which is why). My parents, my omni stepdad especially loves Native Foods. They go all the time.

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in my to buy cart...

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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
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I have the original one and like it a lot. I wonder how the new one differs?

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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
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this is the original one i think?
the publication date is Nov 4. 2003 :) i was just wondering if it was worth buying or not. a lot of resturant cookbooks fell flat to me

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I had heard there was a new one coming out, but maybe this is just a re-release? It has a new cover, but is still the 2003 edition inside. Many restaurant cookbooks seem much too complicated for everyday, or often even weekend, cooking. Native Foods is a lot more comfortable to use and has great ideas for simple prep for seitan, tofu, and tempeh recipes, and salads/dressings too. Anyone who likes the food at their restaurants will love the book too.

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Yeah the one on Amazon is the original or a re-release of the original. I saw the new one at Native foods a couple months ago and I thought it was called Native foods celebrations or something similar. Anyway, the one on Amazon is the one I have and I like it.

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Even though I love the restaurant, I've never made anything out of the original cookbook, which I own. The recipes may have been great, but the design itself wasn't very inspiring. However, maybe the new book will have more color pictures to entice me. Here's an article about the new book: http://www.qsrmagazine.com/exclusives/s ... ur-secrets


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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:32 pm 
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cadryskitchen wrote:
Even though I love the restaurant, I've never made anything out of the original cookbook, which I own.


Same here. I'd love to get some recipe recommendations from this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook
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The Tempeh Basic Prep on p. 65 is my go-to recipe for prepping tempeh, except I use about 4x more ginger and 2x more garlic than called for. I adore the Thai Slaw on p. 188 and Tata's Tapendade on p. 140. I have used a lot of the dressings and sauces, but w/ less oil and sweeteners (my taste): Sassy Sweet and Sour Sauce, Green Tea Sesame Sauce, Mango Lime Vinaigrette.

Cons: Their recipe for making seitan from scratch is way too complicated. If you already have a ton of vegan cookbooks, you can probably find similar recipes in many of them too. And if you need pictures, this isn't a good choice.

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