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The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Withoutby Mollie Katzen
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After selling more than six million cookbooks for both adults and children (including her landmark Moosewood Cookbook, forever changing the way America views healthy eating), Mollie Katzen knows a thing or two about cooking vegetables. And when she's eating at home, preparing dinner for her own family and friends, what vegetable side dishes does Katzen turn to time and time again? Which, of all the thousands of dishes she's cooked, are her favorites?
The answer, The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, is as varied as Katzen's repertoire:
- Grilled, Filled Endive with Cranberry. Speckled Green Rice
- Tunisian Eggplant with Artichokes & Dried Tomatoes
- The very Best Marinated Vegetable Salad
Whether vegetarians or meat-eaters--or somewhere in between--we all need inspiration when it comes to adding more vegetables to our plate. In this cookbook, you'll find simple, all-new, scrumptious, and healthy dishes, each with that special Katzen twist of technique or ingredient. This delightful book represents a premier chef's lifetime of thinking about the greatest ways to cook vegetables. Written in Katzen's signature hand-lettered style, these are the vegetable recipes she loves the most, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.
"Like a caring mother, Katzen, in this logical follow-through to her last book, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, exhorts readers to eat vegetables. Katzen's methods, though requiring some attention and high-quality ingredients, are low-key enough for novice cooks and maybe even exhausted working moms: 'It is easy to make vegetables taste wonderful through simple preparations utilizing a very few choice ingredients... extra-virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, roasted nut oil, tiny touches of salt and pepper, an herb or two.' This is vintage Moosewood Cookbook Katzen at her poetic best: 'For many palates, dark leafy greens need a soft context... to frame and tame them. Polenta is perfect for this! Consider using some of the more elusive, serious greens, such as dandelion, mustard, or kale.' Katzen offers Tomato-Basil Jam as a ketchup substitute; exoticizes the lowly carrot with flavors of North Africa — cumin, cinnamon, garlic and citrus — or Jamaica, in a coconut-ginger gratin; and will surprise even veteran vegetable mavens with such imaginative dishes as Sauted Fennel with Crispy Fried Lemon. With Katzen's signature hand-lettered text and charmingly homey illustrations, the book will be an inspiration to those who like meat with their vegetables, vegans and vegetarians alike." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Sometimes we need a little inspiration when it comes to adding more vegetables to our plate. Thankfully for us, Mollie Katzen knows a thing or two about vegetables! On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie presents just under 100 delicious vegetable side dishes in this delightful and beautiful cookbook. Whether you need an appetizer, a quick and easy snack for the kids, or something to accompany a main dish, this cookbook offers creative recipes and countless ways to infuse more vegetables into our diets. Both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can benefit from these tasty and healthy side dishes, many of which you can even serve as stand-alone meals. The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without is an assortment of mostly new recipes, with new twists on some old favorites. Presented in her signature style and with her classic hand-drawn illustrations, these are the recipes she loves the most, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.
From the bestselling author of the "Moosewood Cookbook" comes her collection of the greatest ways to cook vegetables. Written in Katzen's signature hand-lettered style, these are the vegetable recipes she loves the most, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.
About the Author
Now a household name, author and illustrator Mollie Katzen is widely credited with bringing vegetarian cooking into the mainstream. Born in Rochester, New York, she studied at the Eastman School of Music, Cornell University and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received a B.F.A. in painting. Katzen published her first cookbook, The Moosewood Cookbook, in 1977, which showed millions of Americans that eating healthy doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste or style. Her classic illustrated cookbooks include The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Still Life with Menu, and Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven. Katzen has also published several award-winning cookbooks for children, and is currently a featured writer and illustrator for Children's Television Workshop On-Line, as well as Sesame Street Parent's Magazine.
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