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Plant-Based Cookbook Tasting: Chinese Homestyle & The Vegetarian Reset

June 2, 6 pm8 pm.

AAPI month special featuring Maggie Zhu of Omnivore’s Cookbook and Vasudha Viswanath of We Ate Well, at Yondu Culinary Studio (near the Brooklyn Bridge).

Join us for an engaging conversation as the two cookbook authors dish about their culinary journeys, Asian heritage, and what plant-based means to them. There will be cooking demos of recipes from both their cookbooks, Chinese Homestyle and The Vegetarian Reset. Light bites from both cookbooks will be served, along with drinks!

Signed copies of Chinese Homestyle and The Vegetarian Reset will be available for purchase at the venue, or can be reserved with your ticket (free admission if you purchase both books).

About Maggie Zhu

With her popular blog, Omnivore’s Cookbook, Maggie Zhu is the go-to person for traditional Chinese recipes for the Western, modern cook and kitchen, and over the past few years, she has been incorporating more plant-based cooking into her diet. In Chinese Homestyle, Maggie shares 90 foolproof plant-based recipes that pack all the flavor and none of the meat. Building on a foundation of plant-based and vegetable-forward dishes found in Chinese cuisine, these umami-rich recipes are inspired by the comforting, everyday dishes Maggie grew up eating in northern China and discovered in her travels throughout the country, along with takeout favorites she became familiar with after moving to the United States. Made with fresh ingredients and minimal oil and sugar, the salads, soups, stir-fries, braises, dumplings, and more are not only delicious, but also demonstrate the impact of aromatics, the benefits of using homemade sauces and condiments, how to cook tofu for maximum flavor and texture, and versatile cooking techniques.

Follow Maggie on Instagram here.

About Vasudha Viswanath

Vasudha Viswanath is the founder of We Ate Well, a community for foodies that focuses on eating mindfully and sustainably on a vegetarian diet. She has been a lifelong vegetarian and passionate home cook. In The Vegetarian Reset, Vasudha Viswanath takes readers on a little trip around the world, drawing inspiration from an array of traditional and global cuisines that are rich in whole foods like vegetables, legumes, and healthy fats. Seasonal vibrant recipes are moderately low-carb and put vegetables front and center, while also being gluten-free! Learn to bake healthy bread from scratch, make paella out of cauliflower rice, transform paneer into gnocchi, and sweeten brownies with dates! Whether you already follow a low-carb lifestyle or simply want to add more healthy dishes into your rotation, The Vegetarian Reset will delight and inspire vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike to eat well, fully nourish, and reset your body.

Follow Vasudha on Instagram here.

About Yondu

This event is presented by Yondu Culinary Studio in downtown Manhattan.

Yondu is a versatile, well-balanced savory seasoning that brings out the inherent flavor of your ingredients. Natural umami from slowly fermenting and simmering vegetables gives delicate flavor and balance to your dishes. We believe that plant-rich diets are at the center of good food that is good for your taste buds, for your health and for the planet.