Cook 1.0: A Fresh Approach to the Vegetarian Kitchen

Cook 1.0: A Fresh Approach to the Vegetarian Kitchen

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by Heidi Swanson, Art Smith
     
 

For the beginner cook, cookbooks are often overwhelming, loaded with complex recipes, extensive lists of exotic ingredients, and long preparation times. Heidi Swanson-photographer, designer, and passionate home cook-understands. In Cook 1.0, she combines her love of fresh, simple vegetarian fare with her creative know-how to create full-flavored recipes thatSee more details below

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For the beginner cook, cookbooks are often overwhelming, loaded with complex recipes, extensive lists of exotic ingredients, and long preparation times. Heidi Swanson-photographer, designer, and passionate home cook-understands. In Cook 1.0, she combines her love of fresh, simple vegetarian fare with her creative know-how to create full-flavored recipes that take less than an hour to make.

Completely original in its approach to the kitchen, Cook 1.0 features 40 basic recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, sides, desserts, and drinks, and then provides easy-to-read tables to show delicious, inventive ways to build on them. The scrumptious variations include Pumpkin, Mint, and Ricotta Pizza; Creamy Mushroom Pot Pie; Apricot Summer Tart with Macadamia Shortbread Crust; and Ice-Cold Blueberry Lemonade. These delicious, flavorful recipes will appeal to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Swanson's unique mix-and-match strategy allows the home cook to personalize recipes according to family preferences, seasonal produce, and, perhaps most important, available time. Cook 1.0 also features gorgeous food photography taken by the author. For the modern kitchen novice, it's the perfect operating system.

Author Bio: HEIDI SWANSON founded ChickClick.com in 1997. The site became one of the most trafficked female networks on the Internet; as a result, Swanson was profiled in such national publications as USA Today, Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly, and The Wall Street Journal. Swanson is an enthusiastic, self-taught home cook with a fresh, contemporary perspective on how to approach basic vegetarian cooking.

ART SMITH is the personal chef to Oprah Winfrey and author of the best-selling Back to the Table. He contributes frequently to O magazine.

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Swanson, a professional photographer and a passionate home cook, decided to write the cookbook that she wished she owned. The result is an engaging collection of simple but sophisticated vegetarian recipes, from smoothies to rice bowls to cobblers, with several or more variations of each presented in a sleek, approachable step-by-step chart format. Her thin-crust pizza recipes, for example, range from classic pizza Margherita to elegant Fig, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Pizza, while the flavored butters include 13 imaginative choices to accompany both sweet and savory dishes. Each section opens with a detailed introduction, including lots of tips, serving suggestions, and even more ideas for variations; the author's color photographs show off many dishes. For most collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584793359
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.87(d)

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