Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 22: Some of my favorite things...

... Louise Hagler recipes, french fries, and the American Miso Company!
Louise Hagler lives just down the way at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. She has been churning out creative vegan food, and cookbooks, for almost 40 years! At a class a couple of months ago, she told us how excited she and her colleagues were, in the early 1970s, when they first figured out how freezing tofu would change the texture. It is hard to believe that such knowledge is so recent, and that the innovators are still working on vegan cuisine today!
Above you will see the Spicy French Fries from Louise's book, Miso Cookery: miso, garlic, chipotle, and other things, smeared onto french fries and baked in the oven until crispy. Need I say more? To make it even better, we used local organic miso from the American Miso Company in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, not far from Asheville.


Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I'm a big Louise Hagler fan. The very first tofu recipe I liked was from her Tofu Cookery. I'll have to check into that Miso Cookbook!

The fries look incredible.

julie hasson said...

Yum! These fries look great. I love using locally produced, artisan products. Even cooler, Louise Hagler and The Farm are close by to you.

JohnP said...

Yes, and she's been teaching occasional free classes at Whole Foods!

kittee said...

you're just showing off now. local, local, artisinal, local, louise hagler, smoked bourbon, local, etc.



JohnP said...

You can't stop me! :)