critical acclaim of her first publication, "Vegemania" by
Mohana Gill was released in the third quarter of 2006 to stores nationwide.
Launched in November 2006 with a discreet function at the Crowne Mutiara
Hotel in Kuala Lumpur this book is a natural companion to Fruitastic.
is on the rise, no longer exclusive to parts of Asia and the Indian
subcontinent. This “green” revolution has taken place subtly
over decades and continues to gather momentum, its pace quickening into
the twenty first century. Today the growth of vegetarianism is a matter
of choice, primarily a decision based on health. Vegemania is a most
timely publication, one that seeks to address the growing health market
and providing an innovative approach to the culinary arts.
The assortment of
vegetables available from the markets of Malaysia to the bazaars of
Turkey and beyond is bewildering, and these vegetables present themselves
with descriptive expression in hues of green, red, yellow and an unrelenting
riot of colors. The rich colors and textures of vegetables nourish and
protect the human body from not only common diseases and illness but
are a defense against infection as they bolster our immune system and
fortify our body’s defenses. Packed with vitamins, minerals and
phytonutrients they combine to offer us nature’s miracle antioxidants,
far more potent than any single medication and completely without side
With the nutritional
choices we make today we reap the benefits far into the future. The
choice to increase the intake of vegetables is a life choice, an affirmation
for a future free of disease and ill health. This book extends its commitment
to health by ensuring that in every recipe only the healthiest ingredients
and cooking methods are employed. This guarantees that the goodness
contained within every vegetable, and wherever possible in the combinations,
augment the curative and restorative powers latent within each vegetable.
Contained in this
delightful book is an array of sparkling facts and anecdotes relating
to the realm of vegetables and their associates in nutrition. The book
is further animated with luscious pictures of fresh produce and its
accompaniments with information on herbs and spices that awaken the
senses and inspire the palate.
believe that vegetarian cooking is staid and uninspiring. By elevating
the stature of the mighty vegetable to its rightful place this book
demonstrates that cooking with vegetables can be exciting, and with
imagination the variety of styles and tastes of these preparations are
who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything”
Great ways with
and Presentation Ideas
– For healthy living, longevity and wellness, 2005
Nature's true gift to humankind, fruits not only have immeasurable therapeutic
value, they are also delicious, powerful natural anti-ageing tools whose
importance to our daily diet cannot be understated.
Fruitastic is a timely compendium of wonderful recipes that will enchant
and delight novice fruit-eaters and seasoned 'fruitarians' alike. This
treasure trove of beverages, sorbets, soups, salsas, main courses, jams
and desserts will provide hours of discovery into new ways of preparing
and eating fruit.
Fruitastic was awarded
the prestigous Gourmand World Cookbook Awards prize for the categories,
"Best Single Subject Cookbook" and "Best health and Nutrition
Cookbook" for 2006. Mohana Gill be be in Beijing in April 2007
to collect her award.
is published and distributed in Malaysia by MPH Group Publishing and
is available nationwide at MPH stores.
Power Up on Fruits
Award Press Release