Synopses & Reviews
Withand#160;The Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked and broughtand#160;vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream. In The Heart of the Plate, sheand#160;completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishesand#160;and#8212;and#160;her and#8220;absolutely most loved.and#8221;and#160;Her new cuisine isand#160; light, sharp, simple, and modular; her inimitable voice is as personal, helpful, clear, and funny asand#160;ever. Whether itand#8217;s a salad of kale and angel hair pasta with orange chili oil or a seasonal autumn lasagna,and#160;these dishes areand#160;celebrations of vegetables. They feature layered dishes that juxtapose colors and textures: orange rice with black beans, or tiny buttermilk corn cakes on a Peruvian potato stew. Suppers from the oven,and#160;like vegetable pizza and mushroom popover pie, are comforting but never stodgy. Burgers and savory pancakesand#160;and#8212; from eggplant Parmesan burgers to zucchini ricotta cloud cakes and#8212; make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting. and#8220;Optional Enhancementsand#8221; allow cooks toand#160;customizeand#160;every recipe. The Heart of the Plateand#160;is vibrantly illustrated with photographs andand#160;original watercolorsand#160;by the author herself.
"With its title and a kitschy illustrated bright cover with hand-drawn lettering, along with all vegetarian recipes, it's hard not to think the blandly healthy vibe of the 1970s, but Thomas (of the Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks) presents 160 new and enticing recipes that may just charm even a die-hard carnivore. Soups are organized by season and range from hearty selections like rustic leek and potato, and minestrone for a crowd, to lighter summer options including tomato and fennel soup with blood orange and sweet corn. A deconstructed hummus soup, along with pickle soup, make the collection anything but tired. Inspired by a temporary housing move that included a kitchen less than seven feet wide, the author knows what it takes to make a recipe manageable and doesn't skimp on advice when it comes to time- and space-saving tips like freezing, doubling and garnishing. Recipes for breads, dips and spreads, salads and a collection of desserts, as well as sample menus at the start of each chapter, make it easy to plan a full meal. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Anna Thomas is a visionary, pure and simple. She opened our eyes and enlightened our palates--and a new world of garden-based eating began to unfold for a generation and beyond. In her latest book, Love Soup, Anna is as present as ever--consistent in her passion, skill, and pure delight. This book makes me want to run to my kitchen and get lost in her soups. -- Mollie Katzen, author of
Every page is a new original soup that I want to try. This is a fantastic book... a great resource.Anna Thomas is back with her most inspirational cookbook to date.Thomas (of the Vegetarian Epicurecookbooks) presents 160 new and enticing recipes that may just charm even a die-hard carnivore.Love Soupis a must companion for everyone with a vegetable garden, or a kitchen (this means everybody). -- Margaret Roach
"Is anything better than soup?... You'll be delighted and inspired by Thomas's collection of 160 recipes.... Each one a bowl of shining good health." Amy Karol AngryChicken.com
"Anna Thomas is back with her most... inspirational cookbook to date." Project Foodie
"This book will inspire me to make even better soups by just thumbing through the pages and savouring what it has to share." Grumpy Vegan Blog
" is a must companion for everyone with a vegetable garden, or a kitchen (this means everybody)." Margaret Roach
"This book hasn't left my hands in the last 48 hours.... It's better than I had ever hoped for." A Way to Garden.com
"Katzen leads the vegetarian pack." and#8212;New York Times Book Review
and#160; "Katzen once again reminds us that simple, fresh, and flavorful vegetables can be inspirational as well as nutritional."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred
"I have always been a gushing fan of Mollie Katzen, but even were I not, this book would make a convert out of me, committed carnivore though I am. Her espousal of vegetarian cooking focuses on flavor, taste, balance and#8211; the heart, indeed, of all cooking - and should inspire everyone." and#8212;Nigella Lawson
and#8220;In Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen blazed a trail to more healthful eating and living.and#160; In The Heart of the Plate, she illuminates a new world of nourishing and delicious plant-based food possibilities that will excite anyone looking for interesting and practical ways to enjoy organic, flavorful, good-for-you food.and#8221;and#160; and#8212;Andrew Weil, M.D., founder/director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, partner in True Food Kitchen, and author of the True Food cookbook
Anna Thomas's cookbooks have sold millions of copies and inspired generations. Now she describes her love affair with the ultimate comfort food. "From my kitchen to yours," Thomas says, "here are the best soups I've ever made." Her wonderfully creative recipes make use of fresh, seasonal produce--try black bean and squash soup in the fall, smoky eggplant soup in midsummer, or seductively perfumed wild mushroom soup for Christmas. Silky puree or rib-sticking chowder--each recipe has room for variation, and nearly all are vegan-friendly. also provides recipes for breads, hummus, pesto, salads, and homey desserts--and simple menus that put soup at the heart of the meal. Throughout, Thomas offers expert advice on shopping, seasoning, tasting, becoming a cook. With soups that delight and nourish, Thomas invites us all into the kitchen, to the most old-fashioned food and the newest, to the joy and good sense of home cooking.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of "the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine" ().
A joyful 250-recipe manifesto from the author of the best-selling Moosewood Cookbook.
About the Author
Called by the New York Times "one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time,"andnbsp;MOLLIE KATZENandnbsp;wasandnbsp;singled outandnbsp;by Health Magazineandnbsp;as "one of five women who changed the way we eat."andnbsp;She was inducted into the James Beard Hall of Fame and the Natural Health Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
and#160;and#160; SELECT PANTRY NOTESand#160; 5
and#160;and#160; VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MENUSand#160; 11
STEWS and Their Accessoriesand#160; 135
COZY MASHESand#160; 165
RICE and GRAINSand#160; 187
PASTA and ASIAN NOODLESand#160; 233
SUPPERS from the OVENand#160; 269
BURGERS and SAVORY PANCAKESand#160; 289
SAUCES, VINAIGRETTES, TOPPINGS, and Other Meaningful Touchesand#160; 353
and#160;and#160; ACKNOWLEDGMENTSand#160; 437
and#160;and#160; INDEXand#160; 439