The Higher Taste

Brand New Edition of Classic ‘Higher Taste’ now in Print

higher taste:

There’s a new cookbook hot off the presses. It’s a brand new reprinted, updated edition of the classic ‘The Higher Taste – A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet’.

The original paperback edition, reprinted numerous times, sold close to 3 million copies (2,857,000 to be exact). This first re-printing is a run of almost a quarter of a million copies. I was asked to provide the recipes for this German-printed, beautifully produced book.

The new inexpensive pocket-sized paperback is made up of six sections:

1 Health and a Meatless Diet
2 The Hidden Cost of Meat
3 Factory Farming and Compassion
4 Karma and Reincarnation
5 Beyond Vegetarianism
6 Recipes

This first sections deal with many topical subjects such as The Logic of Vegetarianism, The Hunger Problem, Environmental Damage, Global Warming, Vegetarianism and Religion, Is Killing Vegetables Wrong?, The Yoga of Eating and Spiritual Food.

Here’s a listing of the great new recipes it contains:

Asian Lunch:
Hot & Sour Tom Yum Soup, Stir-fried Hokkien Noodles with Asian Greens & Tofu, Salad of Vietnamese Greens, Curry Puffs with Quick Tamarind Chutney, Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

Indian Dinner:
Jaipur-style Quick & Easy Mung Dal, Rice with Green Peas and Almonds, North Indian Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes, Creamed Spinach with Curd Cheese (Palak Panir), Griddle-Baked Bread (Chapati), Hot & Sweet Pineapple Chutney, Walnut and Raisin Semolina Halava

Middle Eastern Banquet:
Turkish Pilaf with Currants and Pine Nuts, Lebanese Eggplant Dip (Babagannouj), Chickpea & Sesame Paste Dip (Hummus bi Tahini), Couscous with Vegetable Sauce, Israeli Chickpea Croquettes (Falafel), Lebanese Bulgur-Wheat Salad (Tabbouleh), Fruit Compote with Fragrant Syrian Milk Pudding

European Winter Banquet:
Old Fashioned Cream of Pumpkin Soup, Vegetables au Gratin, Herbed Bread Rolls, Italian Market Salad, Carob Fudge Cake, Spiced Hot Apple Juice Drink

Latin American Buffet:
Mexican Green Chili Rice (Arroz Verde), Sweet Potato Soup with Corn and Chilies, Cheddar & Jalapeño Chili Biscuits, Cheesy Bean & Tortilla Stacks (Tostadas), Chilled Papaya Refresher (Refresco de Papaya)

Greek Dinner:
Greek-style White Bean and Vegetable Soup (Fasoulada), Warm Vegetable Salad with Greek-style Oil & Lemon Dressing, Crusty Bread, Cheese, and Kalamata Olives, Greek-style Eggplant Casserole (Moussaka), Nut Pastries in Syrup (Baklava)

Light & Healthy Entertaining:
Moghul Cumin Rice (Jeera Pulao), Moist Vrindavana-style Vegetable and Badi Stew, Malaysian Sweet, Sour & Hot Salad (Rojak), Grilled Polenta Squares with Spicy Tomato Concasse, Grilled Ciabatta with Syrian Roast Pepper & Walnut Dip (Muhammara), Moist & Luscious Maple Fruit Muffins

Vegetarian World Food:
Gauranga Potatoes, Crispy Curd Cheese Fritters (Panir Pakoras), Mung Beans, Rice & Vegetables (Khichari), Koftas in Tomato Sauce, Puffed Fried Bread (Poori), Mixed Vegetables in Creamy Karhi Sauce, Simple Thai Rice, Stuffed Italian Flat bread (Focaccia), Rich and Tasty Lasagna with Grilled Vegetables & Sun dried Tomatoes, Spinach Risotto, Mozzarella and Tomato Pizza, Quick Cherry Cheesecake, Saffron-scented Rice Pudding (Chaval Ksira), Classic Rose Lassi

The Higher Taste will be available soon from your local Hare Krishna Temple Bookshop.
Posted by Kurma on 10/10/06; 7:28:04 AM

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