Rebar by Audrey AlsterbergRebar by Audrey Alsterberg


byAudrey Alsterberg

Paperback | November 1, 2001

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The Rebar Modern Food Cookbook offers something for everyone — strict vegans, vegetarians (full and part-time) and anyone looking for delicious ideas with a fresh and funky twist. Rebar, the building material, gives support and strength to structures, just as tasty, nutritious food provides valuable support for the body and mind.


This book is meant to be used and enjoyed with recipes ranging from salads, pastas, entrées, great brunch ideas, soups, sandwiches, side dishes and sweets to fresh juices. Each page offers handy tips, menu ideas, seasonal substitutions and suggestions for transforming dishes into low-fat or vegan alternatives. Fuel your body and soul with a Botanical Burger with Lime-Tarragon Mayonnaise. Start the day right with the famous Huevos Rancheros and finish with rich Vegan Fudge Brownies.


Restaurant anecdotes and photographs capture the lively spirit of Rebar and its people. Since 1989, Rebar Modern Food has been Victoria’s favourite restaurant and fresh juice bar featuring fresh, healthy and predominantly vegetarian fare. The upbeat atomsphere and vibrant food has led critics to describe Rebar as “inventive”, “hip ” and “visionary.” In this book, owner Audrey Alsterberg and chef Wanda Urbanowicz share their favourite restaurant recipes.

The Rebar Modern Food Cookbook offers something for everyone — strict vegans, vegetarians (full and part-time) and anyone looking for delicious ideas with a fresh and funky twist. Rebar, the building material, gives support and strength to structures, just as tasty, nutritious food provides valuable support for the body and...
Title:RebarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.56 × 7.56 × 0.69 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Big Ideas PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0968862306

ISBN - 13:9780968862308


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I use this book often. It is not a vegan cookbook, but many of the recipes can be modified. The recipes are good. The cookie recipe, the pumpkin muffin recipe, and the focaccia just to start are fantastic....and the mushroom burger and beet burger are so good.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great go-to when you're needing some inspiration I've had this book for years and it has a lot of wonderful recipes. Come to think, I'm not sure if I've ever had bad results from it. On the down side, beware of recipes that look simple but actually refer to other recipes. They also use some expensive ingredients that you probably don't have around the house, and there aren't very many pictures. That said, if you are vegetarian and want to cook for your non-vegetarian friends, they will enjoy what you make out of here.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vegetarian or not, a must have. I have had this book for ten years, and to this day it remains one of my most used cook books. Vegetarian or not, the dishes please all ranges of palates. Several ingredients may involve a trip to a specialty store, but are used throughout the book, so you are not buying for just one recipe. A great local culinary resource.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun & vibrant cook book! I am guilty of owning way too many cook books ... I'm beginning to think it's a bit of an addiction! I had heard of Rebar through a friend and so decided to check it out, literally from the public library! I wanted to be sure that this is a book that I truly wanted on my shelf as I have so many that just collect dust because they really weren't what I was hoping for. Well after looking at the first few recipes and trying a few I knew this one was meant to be mine! So many excellent recipes with easily acquired ingredients and uncomplicated processes - although I'm always up for a challenge in the kitchen! I highly recommend this book you will not be disappointed whether you be carnivore, omnivore or herbivore you will undoubtedly find many recipes for your family's hit list! Be aware that there aren't any beautifully photographed examples of what you are going to prepare but it really doesn't take away from the overall awesomeness of this cook book experience!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST COOKBOOK EVER!!! I discovered this book in 2008 and it has become a member of the family :) The recipes are creative and the combinations of tastes are delicious. I am from a polish/ukranian background and there are several recipes here that are classic polish dishes (borscht, pierogies) but with a unique twist to them which has been great. The vegan alternatives are also fantastic and great for entertaining. One thing about these recipes is that they are defintely for cooks who like to COOK!! It is entirely possible to wake up in the morning and spend the entire day making dinner.... I welcome this, but not all cooks do :)
Date published: 2010-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Cookbook We've Ever Used! We LOVE this cookbook. Everything, absolutely everything we've made from this cookbook has been phenomenal. Yes, there are tons of ingredients to assemble, BUT the end results are amazing. This cookbook got my 13 year old son turned on to cooking, and getting a 13-year-old who is addicted to video games interested is something that isn't electronic is no mean feat. (Now, instead of games he's asking for Wusthoff knives for his birthday!) You will not be disappointed! Our favorite recipes include Pasta Alla Arrabiata Sauce; Black Bean Soup; African Yam and Peanut Soup; Linguine with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes, Latkes with Poached Eggs, Thai Dragon Bowl, and, OMG!, the best BBQ sauce you've ever tasted! You will love it. It For those who love to cook and those who love to eat... Rebar will become your staple cookbook.
Date published: 2006-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! For those of you out there thinking, "I couldn't possibly need yet ANOTHER cookbook," think again!! Although, this IS a vegetarian cookbook, the recipes are so amazing, you won't even realize that there's something missing (meat!). I would highly recommend this book, especially for the more health-conscience person, since a lot of the recipes contain healthier ingredients. Before you think that you'll be feasting on birdseed, I just made the REBAR chocolate cake last night for my Dad's birthday. It's a 3-layer chocolate cake, with chocolate cream cheese filling and a chocolate ganache!! So there are still decadent, REAL WORLD foods. This book also makes a terrific gift for friends and family in your life who love to cook. Everyone I've come across who flips through it, just LOVES it! You will too!!
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rebar Modern Food Cookbook Great receipes from a great restaurant. I have used this book for the last year, mostly for weekend dinners with family and friends. The food is interesting even for non-vegetarians. Some of the ingredients I find hard to get tho.
Date published: 2003-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty We made the wild rice/smoked salmon cakes with the recommended salsa and also the baked yams with lime and honey, Excellent. The drink recipes look fabulous and I enjoy reading the health benefits of each concoction. I do find that quite a few recipes need special ingredients that I do not have regularly in my cupboards. Rebar is my favorite restaurant in Victoria and it is nice to bring a little bit of it home. Diana Madsen
Date published: 2003-05-09