Unicorn Food (Hardcover)

Beautiful, Vibrant, Plant-Based Recipes to Nurture Your Inner Magical Beast

By Kat Odell

Workman Publishing, 9781523502134, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

List Price: 19.95*
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It's among the hottest trends in the food world today--magically colorful dishes and drinks that are as bewitchingly beautiful as they are incredibly tasty and nutritious. Now, Kat Odell--a food journalist, author (the just-published Day Drinking), and entrepreneur who started selling her popular unicorn nut milks in 2015--celebrates the unicorn food movement with a rainbow of 75 recipes.
The recipes are vegan. The ingredients are all-natural and super-nutritious, from fresh fruits and vegetables to superfoods like flax, coconut oil, spirulina, chia, and bee pollen. And the offerings are exactly the kinds of hyper-colorful, super-fun dishes that healthy-forward eaters love, including gently flavored nut milks, grain bowls loaded with vegetables, probiotic breakfast custards, toasts with slathers and spreads. This is health food as never seen before, filled with joy, and words can't do the colors, the (all-natural) sprinkles, the whimsical decorative touches justice--the deep glowing yellow of a Frozen Turmeric Lassi, the greens of Soba Noodles with Arugula and Arugula Pesto, the intense oranges and purples of Sweet and Sour Radish Tacos, the tie-dye rainbow effect of Veggie Summer Sunset Rolls with Pineapple Kimchi, and the pastels of Chamomile Milk Tea Pudding with Fennel and Pistachios and Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream Sticks.
Filled with dazzling full-color photographs, published in a package as special as the dishes themselves, Unicorn Food is a cookbook of real beauty, in the look, in the recipes, in the spirit of the food itself.

About the Author

Kat Odell, the author of Day Drinking and the founding editor of Eater's popular Drinks column, is also an avid home cook with a passion for plant-based foods. Missing the rich locally made almond milk she enjoyed while living in L.A., she began crafting small-batch, artisanal nut-milks--Unicorn Milk--in her kitchen, which led to collaborations with Mimi Cheng's and Il Buco Alimentari, among others.