Crossroads Kitchen: Love and Art Meet On A Vegan Plate, #Giveaway

Crossroads Kitchen: Love and Art Meet On A Vegan Plate
(*Scroll down for the Crossroads Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway.)


What stirred Johannes Vermeer to paint his Girl with a Pearl Earring masterpiece? Why did Billy Joel compose Uptown Girl? Love. The same reason Crossroads Kitchen’s Chef Tal Ronnen took the vegan path and is now the maestro of exquisite plant-based cuisine.


Wanting to impress a cute vegan girl in high school, young Chef Tal traded his steaks in for soybeans. His infatuation may not have turned into marriage. However, Chef Tal’s flair for turning veggies into haute cuisine certainly caught the eye of Oprah. (America’s beloved chat show host.) And no wonder. 

At Crossroads Kitchen, a cheese board with vegan Boursin and Brie served with dense nutty raisin bread had this writer swooning. Other notables are the horseradish spiked crab cakes made with apples. Considering they are dairy-free, the creamy cheesecake and coconut-based ice cream are also exceptionally delicious. Similar to the Japanese aesthetic, all plates are arranged to please the eye and stomach. Warning: You may find yourself falling in love with vegan cuisine after a visit to Chef Tal Ronnen’s Crossroads Kitchen. 


Wishing you days where you see your Life as a work of Art.

Also, wishing you the pleasures of dining at Crossroads and/or
winning Chef Tal Ronnen's Crossroads Kitchen Cookbook!

Crossroads Kitchen
8284 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Tel. (323) 782-9245

Visit for restaurant times and reservations.

To win Chef Tal Ronnen's Crossroads:
Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant that is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine :

1. Like TheNinjaBaker on Facebook; come back and tell me your Facebook name in the comments section.


2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter; come back and tell me your Twitter handle and tweet link in the comments section.

This giveaway ends on August 1, 2016.


Congratulations to Karen Trepte for winning the Crossroads Cookbook!!!


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Photos Courtesy of Crossroads Kitchen
Photos of Chef Tal Ronnen and Beets Courtesy of Lisa Romerein