Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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.)
"Madison's latest book is loaded with accessible, inspired, casual recipes for vegetarian supppers." EatingWell
"Deborah Madison has done for vegetarian meals what the television show Extreme Makeover has done for the dowdy: transform them into something sexy and appealing. She's done it with a combination of relaxed charm, a warmly reassuring writing style, and reliable recipes." Washington Post
With recent nationwide health initiatives, we all know that vegetables need to be the main focus of our diet. The number of vegetarians and vegans in the United States is growing every year, and, even for the omnivorous, cooking and eating more vegetables is the new normal.
Vegetarian for a New Generation celebrates modern-day vegetable cookery with dishes that are fresh, uncomplicated, flavor-packed, and, as it happens, entirely gluten free. Author Liana Krissoff draws on global food traditions, offering new takes on classics like caponata, lesser-known creations like poha (a breakfast rice and vegetable dish) and shrubs (drinking vinegars), and more contemporary ideas like grilled collards, roasted shallot salad, and carrot marmalade. With 175 delicious recipes, Vegetarian for a New Generation makes eating more vegetables a pleasure.
About the Author
Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone 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. She lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.