Who is Denver Seitan Company?
Denver Seitan is like the Voltron of food companies. We are magicians who have harnessed the power of beards. Nothing that we touch turns to gold. We live in Denver and love it here.
What is seitan?
You mean you don’t know? That’s OK. We still love you. Seitan, also referred to as “wheat meat”, “Buddha’s food”, or “what we deliver to your mouth”, has its origins in Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. It was often consumed by peasants, vegetarian monks, and wheat farmers in these areas. Vital wheat gluten forms the base of all seitan and provides its high protein content. It’s pretty tasty, and is becoming quite popular in the United States. It has a texture that is very similar to meat and can be used in lieu of meat in recipes that call for it.
Is seitan a meat substitute?
Yes and no. We like to think of any kind of plant-based food as a meat substitute. We like to think of seitan not so much as a meat substitute, but as its own thing. We have raving fans who are herbivores and omnivores. Denver Seitan doesn’t discriminate. We want everybody to have delicious, cruelty-free food.
How do I cook this stuff?
Denver Seitan comes to you ready-to-eat. Although it’s been cooked, consider your log a “raw” product in that you can do all kinds of stuff with it, including slicing off chunks as soon as you buy it. Our seitan is very cookable: fry it, bake it, braise it, wear it (OK, don’t wear it), or simmer it. Again, you can always pull it out of the fridge, slice it up and eat it cold. Check out some of our favorite recipes here.
What is the correct pronunciation of the word seitan?
Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago. In the end, this is a matter of personal preference. For some people, it’s SAY-TAHN, for others it’s SAY-TANN, and some people prefer to pronounce it like The Prince of Darkness, whose name we won’t repeat here.
Is seitan good for the bodies of humans? Do you have nutritional facts for seitan?
Blueberries are really healthful, right? Try eating two pounds of blueberries at once and see how well you turn out. This doesn’t really relate to seitan, mind you, but Tim has definitely done the two-pounds-of-blueberries trick. Don’t you go and try it, too.
Sure, seitan is good for you. It’s high in protein, low in fat, cholesterol free, delicious, and very filling. Seitan is also very full of gluten, and gluten intolerance is a more widespread problem than many people think. But for a cruelty-free, tasty treat, our wheat meat can’t be beat. *record scratch* And no, we don’t have nutrition facts for our seitan yet. We’re working on it.
Are these beautiful logs of seitan animal-free?
Yes, yes they are. Some of our recipes contain soy, though, in case you view soybeans as animals. Then again, viewing soybeans as animals might be indicative of a deeper issue.
Is your seitan soy-free?
Like we just mentioned above, no. Sureizo and Corned Befe are soy-free, but Chickenesque and Sicilian are soy-full. We use tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) in preparation for the for the following question:
Is gluten-free seitan truly possible?
This is not the Neighborhood of Make-Believe (RIP Mr. Rogers), so we’ll say yes. Gluten’s main blessing is that it creates highly-elastic and tough dough. Basic gluten-free flours won’t cut it. Modern food science has provided us with plenty of other thickeners and binders, though. We’re sticking with natural products to create something wonderful. Right now, we’ve got some great flavors tested – we just have to nail down the texture. Stay tuned!
What role does the hit AMC series “Breaking Bad” play in your company?
The short answer – None.