Frequently Asked Questions
Most of the recipes in this cookbook are for intermediate cooks and people looking to expand their understanding and experience with world cuisines and creative vegan kitchen arts. This is a fancy way of saying if you're an absolute beginner, you may find the book challenging-- but still stimulating and inspiring!
Advanced cooks will find many new ideas, suggestions, and directions for their cooking. If you're a classically trained, culinary master chef, you may find my recipes and approaches unorthodox, unusual and odd – that's okay: I've learned from everyday folks and family, neighbors, restaurant lurking, street food vendor spying, and lots of experimentation. I'm happy to share my uncoventional wisdom with you, too!
Basically, if you understand the fundamentals of cooking, can work a stove, hold a pot, know how to use measuring cups and can count to ten, you will be fine with most of the recipes. If you can work slightly more fancy kitchen tools like a food processor or immersion blender, it should be smooth sailing.
I encourage everyone to enjoy, experiment, and focus on learning and fun, not fear of failure.Last updated:
The recipes in this book were especially recreated to be practical and possible using ingredients easily available in Europe and North America, but still tasting authentic!
Most of the recipes use ingredients found at any medium-sized grocery store or supermarket. Other spices and items can be found at Asian shops and specialty "ethnic" food stores. The cookbook will include a short section on suggested spices, specialty ingredients, and where to find them.
The recipes rarely require any specialty, hard-to-find vegan or vegetarian ingredients. Having a local health food or organic store is helpful, but should not be absolutely necessary.
The cookbook emphasizes meal preparation with whole, fresh, natural items and generally avoids manufactured, processed ingredients.
Almost all recipes include suggested "variations" and notes on optional or "extra" ingredients – which can be substituted or omitted.Last updated:
To make the cookbooks as practical and useable as possible to people from all over the world, I do my best to use a combination of both metric and US measurements for the recipes. This goes for volume, weight, and lengths – which are usually provided in cups, table/teaspoons, liters/milliliters, grams and ounces, inches and centimeters/millimeters. Temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit and Centigrade, and gas level.
Examples: "1/2 cup (120 ml) water", "1/2 cup (90 g) cashews", "7oz (200 g) coconut", "1in (2 cm) ginger", "Bake at 425 F / 220 C / level 7"Last updated:
Die deutsche Ausgabe des Kochbuchs verwendet sowohl das metrische System (g - Gramm, ml - Milliliter usw.) als auch das amerikanische System (Tassen/Cups) für diejenigen, die diese Abmessung bevorzugen. Für kleinere Mengen, sind EL (Esslöffel) und TL (Teelöffel) angegeben. Backtemperaturen sind mit Grad Celsius und Gassttufe angegeben.
zB. "1/4 Tasse (60 ml= Wasser", "1/3 Tasse (40 g) Cashewkerne", "1/2 TL Kurkurma", "2 mittelgroße (160 g) Tomaten", "Ofen auf 190 C / Stufe 5 vorheizen"Last updated:
All shirts will be available in Mens & Womens shirts, sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
I'm planning to offer the following designs for t-shirt rewards:
- The Lotus and the Artichoke - Globe and Banners (Green)
- Hamsa Hands (Black)
- MEXICO! (Red Orange)
- SRI LANKA (Golden Yellow)
- MALAYSIA (Navy Blue)
- MALAYSIA (Dark Grey)Last updated:
The Lotus and the Artichoke cookbooks as e-books are PDFs with the same page count and design as the printed books. Yes, all e-books are DRM-free and will work with any e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other device that can open PDF files.
For the iPhone and iPad I recommend installing the e-books with other PDFs in your iBooks app library. All Lotus e-books also work on Kindles.Last updated:
Sure! It's easy. Just click on the bright blue "Manage Your Pledge" button at the top right of this project page. You can upgrade your pledge amount and reward and confirm everything in less than 60 seconds. (I know: I do it all the time with Kickstarter projects I'm backing.)Last updated:
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