Vegan chef Tal Ronnen in Vancouver

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Vegan chef Tal Ronnen in Vancouver

Tal Ronnen, the author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook, The Conscious Cook, was in Vancouver earlier this week to promote Gardein products and his cookbook.  Tal Ronnen is a talented vegan chef and self-proclaimed foodie who was trained in traditional French cooking.  Check out my video below, if you missed him on Tuesday.

Last year, Tal got to spend 21 days cooking for Oprah when she went on a vegan cleanse.  This is what Oprah had to say about Tal’s cooking: “I just cleaned my dinner plate, down to the last grain of brown rice left under my oh-so-deliciously seasoned soy chicken. I can not believe how tasty, spicy and wonderful it all was. I’m ever more surprised at how I don’t miss anything and feel so satisfied at every meal. Bravo to Tal!!”

The chicken she was referring to is probably Gardein chicken.  If you’ve been a vegan for a while and have lost the taste for meat, you may not find it all that great.  But for meat lovers who are trying to cut down or transition to vegetarianism, this stuff is a must-have in your kitchen.

Gardein tastes and looks very similar to real meat.  They come in handy packages in the frozen and refrigerated isles in your grocery store.  From herb dijon breasts to buffalo wings, you will not even know that the meat and cholesterol are missing from your plate.

Pick up a copy of the Conscious Cook and a package or two of Gardein and begin your delicious journey to a healthy and compassionate lifestyle.



March 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for posting this, as I sadly had to miss his demo! I’m not at all a gardein fan, but the dish in his book that features sake-mushroom gardein over crispy noodle cakes is one of the best entrees I’ve ever made! It’s such a fabulous book, and it’s so wonderful how he is giving veganism such a high-profile.

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Ralph Howard

May 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I’m a student at Le Cordon Bleu in St. Louis, MO. Chef Tal Ronnen visited our school. His demo was fantastic. So much so, that I working on learning more about vegan cooking. My rule is, if it tastes good, eat it! Lots of people are vegatiarns. As a future chef, I need to be able to service these customers. Thanks Tal!

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