Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant

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Amanda Cohen does not play by the rules. Her vegetable recipes are sophisticated and daring, beloved by omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diners alike. Dirt Candy: A Cookbook shares the secrets to making her flavorful dishes?from indulgent Stone-Ground Grits with Pickled Shiitakes and Tempura Poached Egg, to hearty Smoked Cauliflower and Waffles with Horseradish Cream Sauce, to playfully addictive Popcorn Pudding with Caramel Popcorn. It also details Amanda?s crazy story of building a restaurant from the ground up ...

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Overview

Amanda Cohen does not play by the rules. Her vegetable recipes are sophisticated and daring, beloved by omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diners alike. Dirt Candy: A Cookbook shares the secrets to making her flavorful dishes—from indulgent Stone-Ground Grits with Pickled Shiitakes and Tempura Poached Egg, to hearty Smoked Cauliflower and Waffles with Horseradish Cream Sauce, to playfully addictive Popcorn Pudding with Caramel Popcorn. It also details Amanda’s crazy story of building a restaurant from the ground up to its currently being one of the hardest-to-get reservations in New York City—all illustrated as a brilliant graphic novel. Both a great read and a source of kitchen inspiration, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook is a must-have for any home cook looking to push the boundaries of vegetable cooking.
 

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Editorial Reviews

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“The book . . . is chock-full of recipes and is an entertaining read. You’ll feel as if you know Cohen personally by the end of it, you’ll probably want to eat more vegetables, and you’ll certainly have a lot more respect for any professional chef in the kitchen, and vegetarian food, for that matter.”
TheDailyMeal.com
 
“Rarely do I find a cookbook that not only is instructional and precise in its teaching, but funny, emotional, smart, and graphically thrilling. That cookbook is Dirt Candy. . . . Why has no one written a cookbook like this before? It’s BRILLIANT! . . . This is a book I could not put down once I opened it.”
TheStrongBuzz.com
 
“The writing is breezy and Dunlavey’s art is amusing and animated. This would make a terrific gift for the cooks in your life, even if they aren’t comics readers. Not only will they enjoy it, but it’s a way of leading them through our comics door.”
Comics Buyer’s Guide
 
“Now Cohen is sharing her secrets for taking vegetables to whole new heights, in her recently released Dirt Candy cookbook. The book is unique in that it’s also a graphic novel that tells the story behind the restaurant and conveys the frenzy of opening an eatery in New York City.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307952172
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 127,547
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

AMANDA COHEN is the chef-owner of Dirt Candy, an all-vegetable restaurant located in New York City’s East Village that is recommended by the Michelin guide. Cohen, who has written about food for Saveur, Eater, Salon, and Esquire, was the first vegetarian chef invited to compete on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. She and her restaurant have been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and The New Yorker.
 
RYAN DUNLAVEY is a New York City–based artist whose work includes The Comic Book History of Comics, MODOK: Reign Delay, Tommy Atomic, and the Xeric and ALA award-winning Action Philosophers.
 
GRADY HENDRIX has written for Variety, Slate, Playboy and is coauthor of The Magnolia League, a young adult series from Little, Brown. He is married to Amanda Cohen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pickles
Soups
Salads
Appetizers
Sauces
Entrees
Pastas
Desserts
Acknowledgments
Index
 

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  • Posted October 16, 2012

    Great but terrible for a Nook

    This is a comic book and the comics don't open large enough to read the bubbles. Buy this one in paper.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    This is an inventive and enjoyable cookbook. Some recipes are su

    This is an inventive and enjoyable cookbook. Some recipes are super easy - try the hush puppies right away, they're delish! - while others are more involved. But if you pace yourself the outcomes are well worth it. I really enjoy reading this book as opposed to just perusing recipes. Also, it was very insightful with regards to trying to open a restaurant. I'm extremely happy with this addition to my cookbook collection!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    This is an excellent book. Easy to read and use. Have tried a nu

    This is an excellent book. Easy to read and use. Have tried a number of different recipes and they all worked out! The graphics are terrif

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