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For three decades, the famed Moosewood Collective has prepared innovative meatless meals that have left vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike clamoring for more. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of their internationally acclaimed Ithaca restaurant, The Moosewood Collective presents their first-ever collection of menus for memorable occasions, with vegetarian specialties for every season.
Holidays and celebratory gatherings can present a challenge for vegetarian cooks who want to serve festive meals that will satisfy all of their guests. The Moosewood Collective has met this challenge brilliantly, with more than thirty-five ingenious menus that can transform even casual get-togethers into a party. Covering a diverse array of holidays and occasions both traditional and spur-of-the-moment, Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates provides the perfect excuse to get to-gether with friends and family more often. Youll find inspiring food ideas for all these and more:
• Traditional holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Ramadan, Kwanza, Passover, Diwali, and Christmas
• Family gatherings, from a casual Rainy Day Picnic on the Porch to an outdoor Labor Day Get-Together to a fully orchestrated Wedding or Commitment Celebration
• Just-for-fun events, perfect any time of year, including a Tapas Party, a Birthday Breakfast in Bed, and a Sports Night Supper
There is even an additional section on versatile party nibbles and celebration cakes to choose from, plus a chapter of delectable foods you can make to give (or mail) as gifts.
Filled with practical advice on preparing holiday feasts with the minimum amount of fuss, and incorporating the rich flavors and ethnic influences that the Collective is renowned for, Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates is an indispensable assortment of lively vegetarian menus spanning a dazzling array of cultures and occasions.
Like everyone, vegetarians, vegans, and healthy eaters love to celebrate with food, and Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates
has more than 40 enticing menus that fit the bill, whether it's a traditional holiday like Thanksgiving or New Year's or a just-for-fun improvisation like a Heat Wave Dinner Parry. As always with the Mousewood Collective's cookbooks, these are dishes that will leave everyone satisfied, even the omnivores at the table. No turkey on the platter? Who'll miss it with a stunning polenta dome surrounded by roasted autumn vegetables in the place of honor? From a relaxed Labor Day buffet and a sophisticated Tapas Party to a homestyle Chinese New Year Dim Sum and the indulgence of Valentine's Day chocolate, these menus spring from cuisines around the world and celebrations throughout the year. You'll enjoy learning about the historical and cultural context of holidays and are sure to smile as you read the whimsical backdrops for other special occasions. Each menu has tips for preparing the meal with a minimum of kitchen angst, making this the cookbook that you'll reach for all year long.
The nineteen members of The Moosewood Collective are pleased to be celebrating their restaurant's 30th anniversary in 2003. Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, recently won a James Beard Award and recognition from Bon Appetit as one of the country's most influential restaurants. This is the collective's tenth book. Six of their previous cookbooks were nominated for James Beard Awards and two were winners.
From the famous vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, New York, comes a collectionof festive recipes for holidays and special occasions.
About the Author
Moosewood Restaurant opened more than 25 years ago and was recently named by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the 13 most influential and revolutionary restaurants of the twentieth century. The Moosewood Collective has received three prestigious James Beard awards and is now marketing prepared foods starting with a line of all-natural salad dressings.
From the Hardcover edition.