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Robin Robertson - Author

About the Author

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His first collection won a number of prizes, including the 1997 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award. He recently received the 2004 E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was selected by the Poetry Book Society as one of twenty Next Generation poets.

Featured books by Robin Robertson

Hill of Doors

Hill of Doors

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2013. Charged with strangeness and beauty, Hill of Doors is a haunted and haunting book, where each successive poem seems a shape conjured from the shadows, and where the uncanny is made physically present. The collection sees the return of some familiar members of the Robertson company, including Strindberg -- heading, as usual, towards calamity -- and the shape-shifter Dionysus. Four loose retellings of stories of the Greek god form pillars for the book, alongside four short Ovid versions. Threaded through these are a series of pieces about the poet's childhood on the north-east coast, his fascination with the sea and the islands of Scotland. However, the reader will also discover a distinct new note in Robertson's austere but ravishing poetry: towards the possibility of contentment -- a house, a door, a key -- finding, at last, a 'happiness of the hand and heart'.

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Other books by Robin Robertson

The Plant Protein Revolution Cookbook

The Plant Protein Revolution Cookbook

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

In this sumptuous and authoritative cookbook full of delectable protein-packed recipes, best-selling vegan author Robin Robertson shatters the stubborn myth that it's hard to get enough protein on a plant-based diet. Robin serves up more than 85 fantastic recipes that deliver ample amounts of entirely plant-based protein, along with a host of other nutrients and a whole lot of big, bold, substantial flavors that anyone, vegan or not, can enjoy. From snacks and appetizers like Roasted Smoky Chickpeas, in which tamari and chickpeas are the main protein sources, and Baked Tofu with Peanut Sauce, where peanuts and tofu deliver a big protein punch, through delicious soups, stews, salads, and sides, and on to dozens of robust main courses like Jambalaya Red Beans and Rice, Indonesian Noodles with Tempeh, and White Bean Cassoulet, The Plant Protein Revolution Cookbook packs loads of tasty nutrients onto every page. Chapters on plant-protein-rich breakfasts, sandwiches, and sweets and treats make this a book you can use all day, any day. Whether you are a vegan wondering where your protein will come from or an omnivore who wants to eat meatless on occasion but needs to know you're getting plenty of protein, this enticing book deliciously delivers all the recipes you need.

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Who says vegans can't have macaroni and cheese? In this inspiring volume by best-selling vegan author Robin Robertson, you will find more than 50 awesome plant-based recipes for deeply flavorful dishes that take this timeless comfort food in exciting new directions. Like most people, chances are you've eaten a lot of macaroni and cheese in your life. If you're new to a plant-based diet, you might be wondering if you can still enjoy this comforting meal. You'll be happy to know the answer is Yes! Robin shows you how to make what she calls Mac Uncheese-rich, delectable pasta dishes featuring vegan cheese sauces that start with plant milks, vegetables, and nuts as their base ingredients. Using these sauces-or, if you prefer, using store-bought vegan cheese-you can make many tempting variants of the cheesy pasta dish, from the familiar and homey, such as Mom's Classic Mac UnCheese, to the globally adventuresome, such as Indian Curry Mac or Salsa Mac and Queso. An entire chapter is devoted to veggie-loaded mac and cheese dishes, like Buffalo Cauliflower Mac, Arugula Pesto Mac UnCheese, or Smoky Mac and Peas with Mushroom Bacon. Another chapter serves up meatless mac and cheeses made meaty with lentils, jackfruit, mushrooms, and more. And, for delicious fun, there are recipes for Mac and Cheese Balls, Mac 'n' Cheese Pizza, Waffled Mac and Cheese, and Cheesy Mac Muffins. In addition to the recipes, Vegan Mac and Cheese features lists of toppings, add-ins, and other ways to be creative with these plant-based mac and cheese recipes, which will warm your soul all year long.

The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 Winner of the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 'A beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring.' --John Banville, Guardian A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - books of recent years. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties. While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself. Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.

One-Dish Vegan Revised and Expanded Edition

One-Dish Vegan Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2018

Get your nutrition the right way with One-Dish Vegan Revised and Expanded Edition-now with luscious color photography and 25 new recipes. This cookbook features 175 nutritionally sound vegan recipes that are fast and easy, each one brimming with flavor. The first edition of One-Dish Vegan was a nutritionally well-rounded vegan cookbook that captivated home chefs. In the Revised and Expanded Edition, you will find all of this plus even more fast and convenient one-dish meals, now accompanied bybeautiful photos to inspire your cooking. The bold and vibrant recipes range from the most popular categories of one-dish dining like stews, chilis, and casseroles, to a host of stove top sautes and stir-fries. You will also enjoy substantial salads, as well as pastas and other noodle-based dishes. Enjoy: Indonesian Noodle Soup with Tofu Smoky Chickpea Salad with Mango and Avocado Seitan and Asparagus with Orange-Sesame Sauce Orange-Scented Chipotle Chili Pasta and Zucchini Puttanesca Turkish-Style Stuffed Eggplant with Walnut Sauce Convenience and easy cleanup are key in One-Dish Vegan; not only can each meal be served and enjoyed in a single dish, but most can also be prepared in a single container. Now you can spend more time eating and less time cleaning. The recipes are at once homey and adventurous, comforting and surprising. Above all, they demonstrate that it really is possible to get a complete vegan meal into one dish, full of good-for-you nutrients and bright, satisfying flavors.

Veganize It!: Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen

Veganize It!: Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2017

This is the ultimate DIY pantry book, doing double duty with recipes for vegan staples, plus ideas on how to use them as building blocks in both new and classic recipes. Many cooks prefer to make their own basics rather than buy expensive store versions, which are often loaded with additives and preservatives. These easy recipes make it easy to stock a home pantry. Enjoy milks, cheeses, bacon, burgers, sausages, butter, and vegan Worcestershire sauce in your favourite dishes, and then try delicious recipes using the staples. Sample Bahn Mi, Sausage Biscuits, Meaty- Cheesy Pizza, Milk Shakes, Jambalaya - even Jerky and Lemon Meringue Pie. With more than 150 recipes and 50 colour photos, this will become an indispensable cookbook for vegans - and everyone else who enjoys animal-free food.

Jungian Archetypes

Jungian Archetypes

Author: Robin Robertson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2016

Twenty-five hundred years ago, Pythagoras taught that the simple counting numbers are the basic building blocks of reality. A century and a half later, Plato argued that the world we live in is but a poor copy of the world of ideas. Neither realized that their numbers and ideas might also be the most basic components of the human psych: archetypes. This book traces the modern evolution of this idea from the Renaissance to the 20th century, leading up to the archetypal hypothesis of psychologist C. G. Jung, and the mirroring of mathematical ideas of Kurt Gdel.

100 Best Vegan Recipes

100 Best Vegan Recipes

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Expert vegan teacher, chef, and food writer Robin Robertson is more than qualified to provide the quintessential vegan recipes in 100 Best Vegan Recipes. Her enticing collection of 100 recipes and 23 beautiful photos will inspire any cook, vegan or not, with recipes such as Asparagus Edamame Bisque, Bahn Mi Tostadas, Provencal Burgers, Country-Fried Tofu with Golden Gravy, and Crazy for Carrot Cake. With complete information on the vegan kitchen and pantry, vegan proteins, and vegan baking, this indispensable kitchen companion makes anyone into a successful cook with recipes covering snacks and appetizers, soups and stews, lunches and brunches, pasta, beans and grains, sides, and desserts. This essential and approachable book provides creative and delicious recipes for every meal of the day. Robertson's authoritative knowledge makes this a must-have guide for vegans, vegetarians, or omnivores - anyone wishing to incorporate the benefits of vegan eating into a healthy diet.

Sailing the Forest

Sailing the Forest

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Sailing the Forest, Robin Robertson's Selected Poems, is the definitive guide to one of the most important poetic voices to have emerged from the UK in the last twenty-five years. Robertson's lyrical, brooding, dark and often ravishingly beautiful verse has seen him win almost every major poetry award; readers on both sides of the Atlantic have delighted in his preternaturally accurate ear and eye, and his utterly distinctive way with everything from the love poem to the macabre narrative. This book is both an ideal introduction to a necessary poet, and a fine summary of the great range and depth of Robertson's work to date.

Sailing the Forest

Sailing the Forest

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Sailing the Forest, Robin Robertson's Selected Poems, is the definitive guide to one of the most important poetic voices to have emerged from the UK in the last twenty-five years. Robertson's lyrical, brooding, dark and often ravishingly beautiful verse has seen him win almost every major poetry award; readers on both sides of the Atlantic have delighted in his preternaturally accurate ear and eye, and his utterly distinctive way with everything from the love poem to the macabre narrative. This book is both an ideal introduction to a necessary poet, and a fine summary of the great range and depth of Robertson's work to date.

Vegan Planet, Revised Edition

Vegan Planet, Revised Edition

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

When it first appeared in 2003, Vegan Planet revolutionized animal-free cooking. Robin Robertson's pioneering book played a leading role in the passage of veganism from subculture to mainstream culinary lifestyle. Its breadth and variety of fantastically flavorful food not only gave vegans what they craved, it gave them food they could serve up happily to their non-vegan family members and friends. One decade and more than 100,000 copies later, this important classic is back in a thoroughly revised edition. Vegan cookbooks are big sellers today, but in a thicket of topical and niche titles there's a need for an everyday cooking bible on which vegan cooks can rely. The new Vegan Planet meets that need handsomely. Robertson's extensive updates cover such things as: the newly expanded range of whole grains that are available; super greens, such as kale and chard, that are rising in popularity; new facts concerning which cooking oils are healthiest and most earth-friendly; and new saucing and flavoring ideas from the global pantry. Throughout, there's the spirit of adventure and of culinary creativity that has cemented Robertson's reputation at the top of the vegan pantheon.

Vegan on the Cheap

Vegan on the Cheap

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

You don't have to blow your budget to eat great meatless and dairy-free meals every day. With Vegan on the Cheap , you can enjoy delicious vegan meals every day of the week. Veteran food writer and vegan authority Robin Robertson provides 150 mouth-watering, exciting recipes that cost just 50 cents to $2 per serving-hefty savings to go with hearty vegan meals. This book presents great options for savory soups and stews, satisfying salads, hearty noodle dishes, first-class casseroles, favorites for the slow cooker, and meatless and dairy-free recipes for classics like pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. Plus, there's even a chapter for desserts to satisfy every sweet tooth. Throughout the book, smart tips and creative ideas help you save money by cooking in bulk, prepping meals in advance, and finding tasty ways to reuse leftovers. Includes 150 money-saving recipes for delicious vegan meals like Walnut-Dusted Fettuccine with Caramelized Vegetables and Fresh Pear Galette Written by renowned vegan and vegetarian expert and food writer Robin Robertson, author of 1,000 Vegan Recipes Features cost-per-serving icons that highlight the cost of each affordable dish Packed with affordable recipes and money-saving tips, this is the ultimate resource for every vegan kitchen.

1,000 Vegan Recipes

1,000 Vegan Recipes

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Whether you're a new to vegan cooking, a long-time vegan, or someone who is just trying to eat meatless meals a few times a week, this is the book for you. You will have a lifetime of recipes and inspiration. These delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, are cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. You'll get crowd-pleasing appetizers and snacks like Mango-Avocado Spring Rolls and Savory Artichoke Squares and family favorites like Vegan Margarita Pizza and Baked Mac and Cheeze. Best of all, Robertson gives you an endless variety of recipes from a diverse range of cultures. There is something in this book for everyone's taste! 1,000 Vegan Recipes: Includes a FAST icon featuring quick and easy recipes that can be ready in 30 minutes or less Provides kid-friendly recipes to help you get your kids to eat more nutritious foods Offers detailed information and guidelines on ingredients substitutions, special nutritional concerns, and a handy list of important pantry staples Presents vegan alternatives to restaurant favorites with recipes such as Penne with Vodka-Spiked Tomato Sauce, Fajitas Without Borders, Cheezecake with Cranberry Drizzle, Vegan Tiramisu, and vegan ice creams, sorbets, and granitas 1,000 Vegan Recipes is for everyone who is interested in healthy and delicious eating that is also ethically, environmentally responsible. Robin Robertson is a twenty-five-year veteran food writer, cooking teacher, and chef specializing in vegan and vegetarian cooking. She is the author of nineteen vegan or vegetarian cookbooks, including Vegan Planet, and is a regular columnist for VegNews Magazine and VegCooking.com. She operates a vegan- and vegetarian-focused Web site (GlobalVeganKitchen.com) and blogs regularly at VeganPlanet.blogspot.com.

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Robin Robertson has built a publishing record of successful books in the vegetarian/vegan category. Her earlier cookbook, Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow-Cooker, established her bona fides as an expert on the creative use of slow-cookers, and her entire body of work speaks to her ingenuity in the kitchen and the breadth of enticing ingredients and flavors with which she works. Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker provides practical guidence on how to work with different models of slow-cookers, taking into account the sizes of various machines, the variety of settings they offer, and the quirks and personalities of each device. She addresses any lingering skepticism readers may have about whether slow-cookers can have delicious, meat-free applications, and she shows how to take into account the water content of vegetables and the absorptive qualities of grains when vegan slow-cooking. Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which focus on main courses. There are homey and comforting foods in the American and European style, such as a Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits and a Ziti with Mushroom and Bell Pepper Ragu, and there are lots of East Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Mexican/Latin dishes, too. Beans, which cook slowly under any circumstance, are fabulously well-suited to the slow cooker, and Robertson includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach. Eighteen robust chilis and stews - two more categories that do well in the slow-cooker - include a warming Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Winter Squash and a surprising but yummy Seitan Stroganoff. Beyond the mains, there are chapters devoted to snacks and appetizers, desserts, breads and breakfasts, and even one on drinks. The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified. Altogether, the collection offers readers loads of ways to expand their vegan repertoire and to get maximum value from their investment in a slow-cooker.

Shadow'S Gift

Shadow'S Gift

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Swithering

Swithering

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2006

WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct poems about the end of childhood to erotically charged lyrics about the ends of desire, Robertson's powerful third collection is stalked and haunted by both senses. Hard-edged, pitch-perfect, effortlessly various, Swithering is a book of brave and black romance, locating its voice in that space where great change is an ever-present possibility. Swithering has just won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and is also shortlisted for this year's T.S. Eliot Prize.

Carb Conscious Vegetarian

Carb Conscious Vegetarian

Author: Robin Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2005

The low-carb revolution continues to take the nation by storm. But the heavy emphasis these diets place on meats leaves vegetarians in the lurch. Now, acclaimed cookbook author, Robin Robertson offers 150 fabulous carb-conscious vegetarian recipes - meat and dairy-free dishes that banish refined carbohydrates, and bring out the best flavors from vegetables and other vegetarian ingredients. Within these pages are 150 dishes that are simple to prepare, yet offer the full rich flavors of more complicated fare. The delightful appetizers and main courses include lettuce-wrapped spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce, mushrooms stuffed with spinach and pine nuts, Moroccan vegetable tagine, and fennel and artichoke gratin with three-herb white bean pesto. Sensational stews, salads, soups, sauces, sides, and scrumptious good-for-you desserts round out the mix. At last, there's a delectably enlightened way for vegetarians - and the millions of other health-conscious individuals who want to up their fiber, and reduce their cholesterol - to reap all the benefits of a carb- conscious lifestyle.