The Vegan Scoop brings the pleasures of the ice cream parlor into your home with 150 recipes for delicious frozen desserts that are so rich and creamy, they’re better than the “real” thing—and contain one-third the calories!
Developed by chef Wheeler del Torro of Wheeler’s Frozen Desserts, these “faux” creams feature 100 percent vegan-certified ingredients, making them suitable for both vegans and those with lactose intolerance and other dairy aversions. And with each serving containing approximately 80 calories—nearly 100 calories fewer than a serving of traditional ice cream—you can indulge with peace of mind (and keep your trim waistline!).
Chapters are devoted to innovative flavor “inspirations,” and cover everything from Caribbean & Island Flavors to Healthy Flavors and Aphrodisiacal Flavors. You’ll also find two chapters full of recipes for toppings, sauces, sides, and other dessert accompaniments.
The Secret Language of Food
A cultural odyssey spanning a decade and over 60 countries is the backdrop for chef Wheeler delTorro’s feted underground dining experiences. Wheeler takes you behind the scenes to his dinner parties, pop ups, and other culinary adventures – events that garnered a reputation reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s factory days. Travel as Wheeler’s guest to an intimate loft party in Barcelona, a pop up boutique in London, and the kitchen of his childhood home. His parties reveal his quirkiness, eclecticism, as well as imperfections, while focusing on making simple recipes and inviting interesting people.
With Wheeler as your guide, join the underground dining scene, whether you want to host a clandestine pop up restaurant or an intimate dinner party at your home. Come along with Wheeler in search of the perfect vegetables at a leisurely Parisian farmer’s market, washi paper invitations at a frenetic antique fair in Tokyo, and down unmarked side streets of Vienna that just might hold his next inspiration. Exploring different spices, cultures, and foods, you will find fail proof suggestions to design and execute unforgettable dining experiences from your own kitchen.
Whether your event is an intimate one-on-one or a larger soirée with friends, co-workers and your boss, this book will inspire and serve as your go to guide to help stimulate your imagination and creativity, showcasing your own individuality and culinary talents, no matter what level they may be. Learn how to throw a dinner party anywhere, anytime on a range of budgets from shoestring to lavish.
Each inspired chapter is a reflection of Wheeler’s international life, creating an ambiance around the cuisine and taking you to higher levels of taste, health, and lifestyle.