Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven: Over 200 Recipes for Uncommon Soups, Tasty Bites, Side-by-Side Dishes & Too Many Desserts

Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven: Over 200 Recipes for Uncommon Soups, Tasty Bites, Side-by-Side Dishes & Too Many Desserts

by Mollie Katzen
     
 
For more than two decades, Mollie Katzen has been showing us how to eat elegantly and healthfully. Now she offers a bounty of contemporary, tantalizing, and imaginative new recipes that fit the way we eat and live today.Sampling culinary styles from around the world this enticing cookbook includes such deeply flavorful creations as Persian Eggplant Dip, Jamaican Salsa

Overview

For more than two decades, Mollie Katzen has been showing us how to eat elegantly and healthfully. Now she offers a bounty of contemporary, tantalizing, and imaginative new recipes that fit the way we eat and live today.Sampling culinary styles from around the world this enticing cookbook includes such deeply flavorful creations as Persian Eggplant Dip, Jamaican Salsa Salad, and Tunisian Tomato Soup. As beautiful as it is inspiring, Vegetable Heaven is the perfect way to introduce Katzens fans, new and old, to the joys of vegetarian cooking in the new millennium.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A tie-in to a forthcoming cooking series on public television, this collection from the author of The Enchanted Broccoli Forest and Still Life with Menu offers a broad range of fairly simple and often imaginative vegetarian dishes. Such dishes as Onion-Wilted Spinach Salad with Cumin, Avocado and Apple or Black-eyed Pea and Squash Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms will add spark to any meal. Sizzling Long Beans, stir-fried with garlic and chiles, and Coconut Rice, with ginger, chiles and lime, will likely delight any home cook looking for side dish variations. Mushroom-Barley "Risotto" and Sweet Potatoes and Spinach in Spiced Orange Sauce also deliver on the subtitle's promise of unexpected fare. Seductive desserts (Mexican Chocolate Cake with Mocha Butterceam; Blueberry-Lemon Mousse Pie) gleefully disregard dietary prudence. Remembering that great veggie pickings are slim in winter months, Katzen includes such dishes as Root Vegetable Soup and Tuscan Bean and Pasta Stew (featuring canned and frozen ingredients). Occasionally overblown prose diminishes the effect of Katzen's personable style, as when Green Beans and Tofu in Crunchy Thai Peanut Sauce is described as "a virtual explosion of flavor and texture!" But overall this is a fresh, respectable collection worthy of a place on the bookshelf of any cook, vegetarian or carnivorous.
Publishers Weekly
Having revolutionized American eating habits with her Moosewood Cookbook back in the 1970s, Katzen is now poised to revolutionize breakfast. Opening with a useful section on equipment and ingredients, the book is divided into twelve chapters that cover the more common cereals and muffins as well as beverages, yogurt and cheese. Some dishes such as the Miso Soup, the piquant Breakfast Gazpacho and the traditional Passover dish Matzoh Brei draw on global influences, but many are new takes on traditional food. The recipes vary from the simple Berries in Buttermilk to the slightly complicated and more time-consuming Babka, but all are within reach of most cooks. Sprinkled throughout the book are panels containing helpful tips, and where relevant she gives full instructions for the basics, as with How to Scramble an Egg and the Grain Cooking Chart, a lifesaver even for experienced cooks. Health has always been one of Katzen's concerns; many of the dishes are low fat and healthy, and some have been provided for those with special needs to wit, the Scrambled Egg Whites, a light, alternative for those with cholesterol concerns. The resulting volume is comprehensive and accessible for breakfast phobes with hectic morning schedules as well as those who love to linger over their first meal of the day. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786884094
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
04/26/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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