Synopses & Reviews
Introducing a new voice in vegetarian cooking. Packed with 1,000 recipes that are seductive, sexy, and utterly delicious, Passionate Vegetarian
covers all the bases of meatless cooking, from east (Stir Fry of Asparagus with Black Bean-Ginger Sauce), west (Talk of the Town Barbecued Tofu), from the Mediterranean (Swiss Chard with Raisins, Onions & Olives) to the American South (Black-Eyed Pea Ragoût). Youll find lush lasagnas; plump pierogies; bountiful burgers, beans, and breads; pleasing pasta and pies. Youll spoon up soups and stews, and delight in desserts from simple to swoonworthy.
Written by longtime vegetarian Crescent Dragonwagon, author of Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian employs innovative methods (try Ri-sort-ofs, in which risotto technique is used to create splendid, richly flavored grain dishes built around not just rice but also barley, buckwheat, spelt, and even toasted oats with an array of seasonings) and introduces lesser-known ingredients (get to know and love not just tofu and tempeh but a whole new generation of soyfoods, as well as Quick Fixes like instant bean flakes). Opinionated, passionate, and deeply personal, Ms. Dragonwagons tantalizing headnotes will have readers rushing to the kitchen to start cooking. (Can her over-the-top Garlic Spaghetti really be that good? It is.)
Whether youre a committed vegetarian, a dedicated vegan (most recipes offer low-fat and vegan options), or a food-loving omnivore in search of something new and wonderful, this is not just vegetarian cookingbut cooking, periodat its most creative, inspiring, and exuberant.
"If there is one book that will encourage you to stay home and cook this winter, it is Passionate Vegetarian...." New York Newsday
"An epic work that is sure to earn a spot among the best vegetarian cookbooks of the last two decades." The Miami Herald
"I just can't get enough of this woman!" Chris Valaas
Crescent Dragonwagon, author of the "Dairy Hollow Soup & Bread Cookbook, " presents more than 1,000 recipes for vegetarian fare at its most creative, inspiring, and exuberant. 2-color throughout, with illustrations.
About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon owned the award-winning Dairy Hollow House, a country inn and restaurant in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with her late husband, Ned Shank, for eighteen years. She is the author of more than forty books, many of them for children, and numerous magazine articles. She teaches writing coast to coast and is the co-founder of the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 ¹ Invitation
Chapter 2 ¹ Welcoming Hors d'Oeuvres
Chapter 3 ¹ Salads and My Salad Days
Chapter 4 ¹ Soups for Spirit and Sustenance
Chapter 5 ¹ Satisfying Stews
Chapter 6 ¹ Deep Dish, Savory Cobblers, Gratins and More
Chapter 7 ¹ Wrapped, Stuffed and Stacked
Chapter 8 ¹ Great Grains
Chapter 9 ¹ A Bountiful Bowl of Beans
Chapter 10 ¹ Celebrating Soyfoods
Chapter 11 ¹ Vegetable World
Chapter 12 ¹ Savory Cakes, Burgers and Patties
Chapter 13 ¹ Quick Fix
Chapter 14 ¹ Sauces, Salsas and Seasonings
Chapter 15 ¹ Just Desserts
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