Synopses & Reviews
The queen of vegetarian hip is back! Convinced that entertaining doesnt have to be high-stress or high-maintenance, Didi Emmons presents an alternative view: the best parties arent meticulously planned. Crammed with innovative ideas for delightfully informal gatherings and hundreds of globally inspired, big-flavored vegetarian recipes, Entertaining for a Veggie Planet proves that having friends over whether for the season finale of a favorite TV show or for a book group discussion is not only easy, its fun. From dips and cold bites (Malaysian Spring Rolls) to main dishes (Shiitake Mac n Cheese), from brunch (Cardamon Blueberry Cake) to sweet eats (Oreo Key Lime Pie), Emmonss dishes offer endless possibilities for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone else in search of a satisfying meal. Her creative menus (Vegetarian Solutions to Turkey Day) and her spirit of fun (if youre serving only one food, make it homemade ice cream) will put all cooks in the mood to share.
"Emmons comes to the rescue for vegetarian dinner-party hosts with this guide... food so good the guests won't notice it's meatless" Publishers Weekly
"...ways to make entertaining easy and fun are offered throughout. For most collections." Library Journal
"Emmons dazzles the reader with her ability to find synergies among ethnic ingredients not usually combined. Bland is not in her vocabulary." Chicago Tribune
About the Author
DIDI EMMONS is author of Vegetarian Planet. She is the chef at Veggie Planet in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 1 1 nibbles and drinks 7 2 sociable soups 89 3 side salads and stand-alone salads 113 4 rent-a-video burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and snacks 165 5 nice over rice 199 6 noodles unite 235 7 communal casseroles, lasagnas, chilies, stews, and savory pies 253 8 intimate gatherings and celebrations 285 9 and#8217;companyments 339 10 memorable mornings 359 11 sweet eats (and drinks) 391 A Friendly Guide to Unfamiliar Ingredients 443 Index 454