sei·​tan | \ ˈsā-ˌtan How to pronounce seitan (audio) , -ˌtän\

Definition of seitan

: flavored wheat gluten often used as a meat analogue

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The food is meant to highlight veggies, McCusker said, meaning for now there also won’t be meat replacements like seitan and tofu. Anna Orso,, "This is what happens when a popular West Philly taco joint goes full vegan," 27 June 2018 Many of the sandwiches are made with seitan; toasts include avocado, sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "11 restaurants in Milwaukee that offer vegetarian and vegan meals," 16 Jan. 2018 This tiny space next to the grocery store serves an impressive number of vegan and vegetarian breakfast and lunch plates for its size, making its own seitan for sandwiches to boot. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "11 restaurants in Milwaukee that offer vegetarian and vegan meals," 16 Jan. 2018 The menu changes often but runs to dishes like a starter of quinoa-sweet-potato-and-red-cabbage rolls, blanquette of seitan (chewy wheat protein) in sesame cream and rose-and-pistachio cake. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Montmartre," 15 Feb. 2018 Tofu or seitan can be added to some of the offerings which are priced between $13 and $17. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New vegan menu options at Hungry’s," 6 Feb. 2018 There are a number of options for toppings, but definitely try one with pepperoni seitan. Grace Wong,, "11 vegetarian and vegan restaurants worth checking out," 29 Jan. 2018 Millions of people worldwide are now doing exactly that—trying tofu salad sandwiches instead of tuna salad sandwiches and seitan instead of salmon. Matthew Prescott, Fortune, "Commentary: That Shark Drag Video Is Horrifying. But It Happens Every Day.," 19 Jan. 2018 But this one—made with tangy, beet-brined seitan, a garlicky, safflower-oil-disguised-as-mayo dressing, Pickle Guys’ sauerkraut, and a vegan version of Swiss (Chao Cheese) that actually melts elegantly—is addictive. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "The Deli Where the Cream Cheese Isn't Cheese and the Lox Doesn't Come From a Fish," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of seitan

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seitan

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