Synopses & Reviews
I love supper. Its friendly and relaxed. Its easy to invite people over for supper, for theres a quality of comfort that isnt always there with dinner, a meal that suggests more serious culinary expectations—truly a joy to meet, but not all the time. Supper, on the other hand, is for when friends happen to run into each other at the farmers market or drop in from out of town. Supper is for Sunday night or a Thursday. Supper can be impromptu, it can be potluck, and it can break the formality of a classic menu. With supper, theres a willingness to make do with whats available and to cook and eat simply. It can also be special and beautifully crafted if thats what you want.
—from the Introduction
In her first collection of suppertime solutions, the author of the bestselling cookbook classic, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, solves the perennial question of what to cook for dinner, with more than 100 inspiring recipes to enjoy every night of the week.
Whats for supper? For vegetarians and health-conscious nonvegetarians, the quest for recipes that dont call for meat often can seem daunting. Focusing on recipes for a relaxing evening, Deborah Madison has created an innovative array of main dishes for casual dining. Unfussy but creative, the recipes in Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madisons Kitchen will bring joy to your table in the form of simple, wholesome, and delicious main dish meals.
These are recipes to savor throughout the week—quick weekday meals as well as more leisurely weekend or company fare—and throughout the year. The emphasis is on freshness and seasonality in recipes for savory pies and gratins, vegetable stews and braises, pasta and vegetable dishes, crepes and fritters, delicious new ways to use tofu and tempeh, egg dishes that make a supper, hearty cool-weather as well as light warm-weather meals, and a delightful assortment of sandwich suppers.
Recipes include such imaginative and irresistible dishes as Masa Crêpes with Chard, Chiles, and Cilantro; Spicy Tofu with Thai Basil and Coconut Rice Cakes; Lemony Risotto Croquettes with Slivered Snow Peas, Asparagus, and Leeks; and Gnocchi with Winter Squash and Seared Radicchio.
Vegan variations are given throughout, so whether you are a committed vegetarian or a “vegophile” like Deborah Madison herself, youll find recipes in this wonderful new collection you will want to cook again and again.
"Celebrated vegetarian chef Madison's latest warmly written gem offers everything from quickie suppers to subtle, sophisticated dinner-party dishes while encouraging local, seasonal eating and unfussy kitchen artisanship. Her earthy, vigorous Pasta and Chickpeas with Plenty of Parsley and Garlic comes together in a flash, and is enlivened by the addition of Beluga lentils, a suggestion she makes in her 'Variations' column. (It will also convince anyone that whole wheat pasta can be delicious.) The Onion and Rosemary Tart with Fromage Blanc is rich, creamy and gorgeously smooth, with a crisp and flavorful shell. And the Brussels Sprout and Mushroom Ragout with Herb Dumplings employs fresh tarragon to brilliant effect (it flavors both the ragout and the dumplings) to make a kind of sophisticated comfort food that's only slightly too heavy on the sprouts. And if Winter Squash Lasagna with Sage, Walnuts and Black Kale seems too ambitious for a Tuesday night, there's always Wine-Braised Lentils Over Toast or even a Fried-Egg Sandwich. Madison's recipes do call for good kitchen gear (Dutch ovens, double-boilers, numerous gratin pans and casseroles) and some hard-to-find ingredients (fromage blanc, blanched nettles, Thai basil), but they're flexible enough to allow for substitutions. Though not as broad as Madison's James Beard winning Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone nor as detailed as her classic The Greens Cookbook, this volume is a wonderful addition to any vegetarian or 'vegophile' kitchen. Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
What's for supper? For vegetarians and health-conscious nonvegetarians, the quest for weeknight recipes that don't call for meat can seem daunting. Focusing on recipes for a relaxing evening casual dining without the more formal expectations of dinner she has created an innovative new array of main dishes.
Unfussy but creative, the recipes in From Deborah Madison's Kitchen: Vegetarian Suppers bring joy to the table, in the form of Masa Crêpes with Chard, Chiles, and Cilantro; Winter Vegetable Cobbler; Star Anise Glazed Stir-Fry; Asparagus Flan with Leeks; Gnocchi with Winter Squash, Sage, and Seared Radicchio; summer fare such as Bruschetta with Warm Tomatoes; and satisfying braises and stews, including Chickpea, Potato, and Spinach.
Featuring enticing full-color photographs throughout, by the photographer who made Local Flavors such a stunning package, From Deborah Madison's Kitchen: Vegetarian Suppers will delight Madison's fan base for many meals to come.
The author of the bestselling Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone solves the perennial question of what to cook for dinner in her first collection of suppertime solutions, with more than 100 inspiring recipes to enjoy every night of the week. 30 four-color photographs throughout.
About the Author
Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (more than 290,000 copies in print) and The Savory Way each earned the IACP's Julia Child Cookbook of the Year award. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone also received a James Beard Award, as did Local Flavors, her most recent book. She is also the author of the James Beard Award nominee This Can't Be Tofu! and The Greens Cookbook, which is now a classic with 250,000 copies in print. She lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.