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The Vegan Bridge

Expanding Plant Based Cuisine

by (author) Romain Avril & Richelle Tablang

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
May 2023
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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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 showstopping vegan mains that will enthrall vegetarians and omnivores alike, Romain and Richelle demonstrate how incorporating vegan meals into everyday life can be done easily, without sacrificing taste or presentation.

About the authors

Romain Avril is a French-trained chef, born in Paris, who is known for his creative and ambitious cooking. He discovered his passion for cooking at a young age and worked at numerous Michelin-star restaurants in France and the UK, increasingly focusing his attention on fusion and molecular gastronomy. Since moving to Toronto in 2010, he has worked as Executive Chef at the renowned La Société Bistro and has participated in the opening of such institutions as Levelle, Goldie Bar, and Neruda. He operates his own organization, Romain Avril Inc., which offers a multitude of culinary services, and maintains a YouTube channel providing tips and recipes, while making occasional appearances on the Food Network and in various food and lifestyle magazines.

Romain Avril's profile page

Richelle Tablang was born and raised in Toronto to a family of Filipino immigrants who always emphasized the value of food and its origins. After studying baking and pastry arts in Toronto, Richelle fell in love with French pastry, eventually moving to France to further her education. She studied at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie (founded by two-time Meilleur Ouvrier de France winner Yves Thuriès and multiple Michelin star-holder Alain Ducasse) and worked as a pastry commis in the South of France. Richelle returned to Toronto fuelled by an adoration for modern French pastry and a desire to mingle her knowledge of French techniques with Asian ingredients from her family's background.

Richelle Tablang's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout with full color, full page photography, The Vegan Bridge: Adding Plant-Based Flair to the Carnivore's Kitchen is a very special coffee-table style paperback (8.5 x 1 x 11 inches, 1.98 pounds) that will grace any personal, professional, or community library cookbook collection — and will be especially appreciated by anyone wanting to sample what vegan dishes can do for their palate pleasing, appetite satisfying offerings that will have appeal for even the most carnivore of friends and family members."
Midwest Book Review

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