Carnivores: brace yourselves.

Thanks to such luminaries as Yotam Ottolenghi and Mark Bittman, the humble vegetable, long delegated to the supporting role, is ready to take centre stage. That’s why we’ve enlisted chef Brian Skinner to take us ona timely tour of  the New Veg. 

After stints at the legendary Noma in Copenhagen and London’s Sketch, chef Brian Skinner returned home to the West Coast with the idea of taking a then-radical new approach to fine dining: skip the meat. His restaurant, the Acorn, opened in Vancouver in 2012 to near-universal acclaim, perpetual lineups and a quantum shift to what it meant to be a vegetarian restaurant. These days, he continues his veg conversion, one surprised diner at a time.

5 All-Star Veg Recipes from Chef Brian Skinner

3R0C8911_PRINT1. Vegan Pumpkin and Sage Mac ‘n’ Cheese

3R0C8878_PRINT2. Grilled Radicchio, Spelt and Citrus Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette

`WL0416_KevinClark.3R0C8954_PRINT3. Spring Pea Croquettes and Yogurt with Many Herbs

`WL0416_KevinClark.3R0C8933_PRINT4. Winter Squash on Toast with Miso Marmalade and Goat Cheese

`WL0416_KevinClark.3R0C8845_PRINT5. Zucchini Linguine with Ricotta, Lemon and Pine Nuts

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