Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking

Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking

by Claire Criscuolo
     
 

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From the author of Claire's Corner Copia comes a wealth of delicious down-home and ethnic recipes from every region of the U.S., culled from 20 years of travels and experiences. Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking brings together 225 well-loved recipes, popular for their great taste, the health benefits they provide, and the family traditions they

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From the author of Claire's Corner Copia comes a wealth of delicious down-home and ethnic recipes from every region of the U.S., culled from 20 years of travels and experiences. Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking brings together 225 well-loved recipes, popular for their great taste, the health benefits they provide, and the family traditions they represent.

American cuisine draws on the cooking traditions of countries around the world; in this book you'll find everything from Polish Mushroom Barley Soup to Thai Vegetable Stew with Jasmine Rice to All-American Fresh Fruit Cobbler and much more.

If you've ever sought to expand your repertoire of vegetarian cooking without sacrificing choice, ease, flavor, or style, you'll find everything you need on these pages. Besides recipes, Claire includes:

* Information on how to buy and prepare the best produce
* Cooking with the new generation of healthful, tasty soy products
* Planning easy family meals

With her abundant experience, fresh ideas, and excellent advice, Claire Criscuolo brings her inimitable flair right into your kitchen.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Criscuolo describes her childhood hometown in Connecticut as one where ethnic groups "celebrated their heritage through their food traditions." In her second cookbook (after Claire's Corner Copia Cookbook), Criscuolo continues to embrace the flavors brought by immigrants from many countries and gathers a variety of cuisines into what she calls "classic American" vegetarian cuisine. Each of the 225 recipes is based on creative, nutritious combinations of fresh produce, and most of them are dairy-free. The vegetarian cook will discover Pappardelle with Vegetable Cacciatore, Thai Vegetables with Jasmine Rice, Spinach Empanadas and Ratatouille with Goat Cheese Dumplings as well as such American classics as Sweet Potato and Corn Chowder and All American Berry Cobbler. Also included are tips for making yogurt, called Leban here, and an Italian cookie called Muzzet. It is clear why Criscuolo's New Haven restaurant, Claire's Corner Copia, has been so popular for more than 20 years: the complex dishes she serves and writes about are savory and satisfying, while the plainest Fresh Tomato Salad, with its artless sprinkling of garlic, capers and oregano, celebrates joyful simplicity. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Criscuolo and her husband have run a vegetarian restaurant in New Haven, across the street from Yale, since 1975. The follow-up to Claire's Corner Copia Cookbook (Plume, 1994), this new collection includes more homey, healthful recipes. Many are dairy-free and vegan; others give vegan variations. Some would appeal to anyone, vegetarian or not, but a surprising number call for fake bacon and sausage, meatless hot dogs, and the like (to satisfy those hungry college students?): a salad of apples and tofu hot dogs with a dressing of curry, lime, and dairy-free mayonnaise, for example, sounds like a rather unfortunate combination, and New England Boiled Dinner is made with "fat-free veggie dogs" and "veggie back bacon." For libraries where the first book was popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452277908
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.86(d)

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