Cookbooks

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

by in Cookbooks 02/04/2014

What Julia Child is to French cooking and Marcella Hazan is to Italian cooking, Deborah Madison is to contemporary vegetarian cooking.  At Greens restaurant in San Francisco, where she was the founding chef, and in her two acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, Madison elevated vegetarian cooking to new heights of sophistication, introducing many people to the joy of cooking without meat, whether occasionally or for a lifetime.  But after her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style.  Now, in a landmark cookbook that has been six years in the making, Madison teaches readers how to build flavor into vegetable dishes, how to develop vegetable stocks, and how to choose, care for, and cook the many vegetables available to cooks today.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published.  The 1,400 recipes, which range from appetizers to desserts, are colorful and imaginative as well as familiar and comforting.  Madison introduces readers to innovative main course salads; warm and cold soups; vegetable braises and cobblers; golden-crusted gratins; Italian favorites like pasta, polenta, pizza, and risotto; savory tarts and galettes; grilled sandwiches and quesadillas; and creative dishes using grains and heirloom beans.  At the heart of the book is the A-to-Z vegetable chapter, which describes the unique personalities of readily available vegetables, the sauces and seasonings that best complement them, and the simplest ways to prepare them.  “Becoming a Cook” teaches cooking basics, from holding a knife to planning a menu, and “Foundations of Flavor” discusses how to use sauces, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars to add flavor and character to meatless dishes.  In each chapter, the recipes range from those suitable for everyday dining to dishes for special occasions.  And through it all, Madison presents a philosophy of cooking that is both practical and inspiring.

Despite its focus on meatless cooking, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is not just for vegetarians: It’s for everyone interested in learning how to cook vegetables creatively, healthfully, and passionately.  The recipes are remarkably straightforward, using easy-to-find ingredients in inspiring combinations.  Some are simple, others more complex, but all are written with an eye toward the seasonality of produce.  And Madison’s joyful and free-spirited approach to cooking will send you into the kitchen with confidence and enthusiasm.  Whether you are a kitchen novice or an experienced cook, this wonderful cookbook has something for everyone.

From the Hardcover edition.

Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves

by in Cookbooks 31/03/2014

Celebrated vegan and vegetarian cookbook author Nava Atlas serves up a comprehensive collection of scrumptious recipes, all featuring ultra-healthy, super-nutritious leafy greens.

Kale, collards, spinach, Asian greens, and many more leafy greens are a breeze to grow and prepare–and these 125 recipes showcase the most commonly used varieties in a wide selection of flavorful dishes. Nava’s up-to-the-minute ideas range from using sturdy collard greens as wrappers for savory fillings to making luscious dips from arugula and watercress. There’s even a section on green juices and smoothies that make it easier than ever to incorporate the most nutritious foods on earth into delicious everyday fare that everyone can enjoy.

One-Dish Vegetarian Meals: 150 Easy, Wholesome, and Delicious Soups, Stews, Casseroles, Stir-Fries, Pastas, Rice Dishes, Chilis

by in Cookbooks 19/02/2014

Now you can make satisfying and flavorful vegetarian main-course meals any time, whether you’re a devoted vegetarian, a vegan hoping to add variety to your diet, or a meat-eater looking to give your meals a healthy boost. One-Dish Vegetarian Meals offers an abundance of fare from best-selling author Robin Robertson, with more than 150 favorite recipes for very taste, lifestyle, and season. Each dish, from warming comfort foods to refreshing main-dish salads, is easy to prepare using wholesome ingredients.

One Dish Vegan Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy and Satisfying Meals for Vegans in One Pan, One Bowl or One Dish

by in Cookbooks 14/02/2014

One of the biggest advantages to a One Dish Meal is the fact that it saves a lot of time and energy. Instead of working in the kitchen to prepare multiple dishes, you can save your time and prepare just one tasty meal. There are different types of meals in this book, including slow cooker meals, stove top meals, and oven baked meals. I have found joy in cooking vegan meals for my friends and family, and I love the surprised reactions when people learn that the entire meal was prepared without animal products. These recipes are better for your health, and they are better for the environment because they don’t use meat.

30-minute Vegetarian

by in Cookbooks 08/02/2014

Britain’s bestselling vegetarian cook helps you get a great meal on the table fast. Perfect for the busy home cook, Rose Elliot’s 30-Minute Vegetarian will help you make a delicious and quick vegetarian dinner, any night of the week.

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