Gaz Oakley AKA Avant-Garde Vegan

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In October 2015, Gaz Oakley decided to go vegan overnight. At the insistence of his friends, he started posting pictures of his meals on Instagram, and before he knew it he'd grown a global following of 300,000 Instagram followers and more than 570,000 YouTube subscribers. His vegan food celebrates the classics we all love, with all the flavour and colour, and none of the compromise.

VEGAN 100, Gaz's debut cookbook, was published on 25th January 2018, and his second book, VEGAN CHRISTMAS, was published in September 2018.

Latest Publication: 

VEGAN CHRISTMAS (6 September 2018, Quadrille Publishing)

Vegans and vegetarians everywhere will have the best holiday period ever with Gaz Oakley's fantastic alternatives to the trad turkey and trimmings. Gaz is an expert in bold flavours and textures, so everyone can enjoy a spectacular centrepiece and amazing food throughout the festive season.

Gaz talks you through the menus and the planning, from Christmas morning breakfast like Sweet Potato Waffles and Tofu Benedict, through to a show-stopping lunch with the likes of Ultimate Christmas Wellington, "Turkey" Roast and Festive Nut Roast Wreath served with all the trimmings: "No Pigs" in Blankets, Hasselback Potatoes and Fluffy Yorkshire Puddings - all rounded off with spectacular dairy-free puds including Boozy Tiramisu and Creme Brulee Tarts. There are vegan versions of mince pies, Pavlova and the traditional Christmas Pudding with Custard, and even a "cheese" board for afters! And it's not just about the big day: Gaz offers a supreme spread of party food for when you're celebrating with guests - Mini Sausage Rolls, Sticky BBQ "Ribs" and Arancini, among many others, plus ideas for Boxing Day leftovers including Bubble & Squeak, Christmas Curry and Gyros.

Packed with suggestions for the festivities and advice on how to keep cool in the kitchen if you're cooking on the big day, Vegan Christmas Cookbook offers every solution you'll ever need for what to cook for vegans and vegetarians at Christmas.

VEGAN 100 (25 Jan 2018, Quadrille Publishing)

Tempted to try your hand at vegan food but don't know where to start? Or even just to make meat-free Monday a regular thing? Long gone are the days of vegan food being dull and worthy: Vegan 100 is bold, vibrant and gorgeous. Going vegan was the best decision Gaz Oakley ever made. Gaz, aka Avant-Garde Vegan, was once a meat eater and often didn't feel well. Overnight, he decided to go vegan for the health benefits, for his love of animals and to do his part in looking after the planet. He found that, as a trained chef, it was surprisingly easy to get big tastes and colours into vegan dishes without compromise, and he also noticed an improvement in the way he felt. The emphasis in Gaz's 100 amazing vegan recipes is first and foremost on FLAVOUR. From Kentucky Fried Chick'n and Fillet "Steak" Wellington to Chocolate Tart and Summer Berry Mousse Cake, it's all incredible-tasting food that just happens to be vegan. Delectable, beautiful and packed with dishes that are good for you, this is like no other vegan cookbook.

 

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