Plants Taste Better is a plant-based recipe book that pushes the envelope in terms of showing you what you can accomplish in your kitchen when you combine centre-staging vegetables alongside a deeper understanding of the techniques required to make the ingredients shine. Cooking plants is a uniquely different art from cooking meat or fish - it requires not only a solid grounding in traditional cooking techniques, but also a deeper understanding of new techniques specific to plant based cookery. Current vegan cookbooks rarely, if ever, delve into the type of sophisticated cuisine that is available in cookbooks with meat and fish dishes. Plants Taste Better addresses this twofold: by introducing the reader to seventy stunning recipes that take vegetable cooking to a new level and concomitantly sharing with them an understanding of how to cook by highlighting specific techniques in each recipe that will enhance their cooking prowess across the board. This engaging and gorgeously designed cookbook will teach the home cook how to use some of the best and most useful techniques -- all explained in an extremely accessible way, with recipes designed for home cooking alongside ones especially adapted from the author's award-winning kitchen.
Richard is chef-proprietor of the award-winning and Good Food Guide listed Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen in Bath. Placing vegetables at the centre of the plate, the restaurant is frequently mentioned as amongst the UK and the world's top vegetarian eateries. Richard's restaurant gets a steady stream of famous customers through its doors including Rufus Wainwright, Thom Yorke, Jeanette Winterson, Nick Knowles, Mel Giedroyc and Kevin McCloud, and is a destination restaurant for vegetarians.