Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special: More Than 275 Recipes for Soups, Stews, Salads, and Extras

Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special: More Than 275 Recipes for Soups, Stews, Salads, and Extras

by Moosewood Collective
     
 

A steaming bowl of soup with fresh bread and a green salad, a tempting combo plate of crisp, complementary salads—these Daily Specials have been staples of Moosewood's ever-changing menu board since the restaurant opened its doors more than twenty-five years ago.

Over the years the creative chefs of the Moosewood Collective have introduced literally… See more details below

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A steaming bowl of soup with fresh bread and a green salad, a tempting combo plate of crisp, complementary salads—these Daily Specials have been staples of Moosewood's ever-changing menu board since the restaurant opened its doors more than twenty-five years ago.

Over the years the creative chefs of the Moosewood Collective have introduced literally thousands of new soups and as many salads, all devised to showcase the fresh seasonal produce, vibrant ethnic flavors, and meatless food products that form the core of their cuisine. Now, for the first time, they have gathered the very best offerings from their vast soup and salad repertoire, as well as the ingenious extras that transform these simple dishes into world-class meals. Here are classics like Very Creamy Vegetable Chowder and Tuscan Bean Soup, as well as intriguing new creations like Caribbean Sweet Potato Coconut Soup, Golden Gazpacho, and Fennel Vichyssoise. Salads range from straightforward choices that are easy to mix and match, such as Spinach with Cilantro Cashew Dressing, Mexican Chickpea Salad, or Tunisian Carrot Salad, to satisfying one-dish meals like Broiled Tofu & Sugar Snap Peas or Persian Rice & Pistachio Salad. Each recipe is followed by helpful suggestions for selecting dishes so that creating well-balanced combo plates at home is a snap.

There are easy-to-use indexes of recipes by categories including children's favorites, quickly made, low-fat, low-carbohydrate, and vegan dishes. And each recipe has a complete nutritional breakdown, so it's simple to create menus for those with special health or dietary concerns. The section on transforming leftovers into sprightly new dishes also makesMoosewood Restaurant Daily Special a practical primer for those who want to make the most of seasonal bounty.

Few foods are more comforting—or satisfying—than a good soup and a well-made salad, and because many can be made ahead and served on demand, they are perfectly suited to the way we eat and live today. With more than 275 kitchen-tested recipes to fit any occasion, Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special offers years' worth of inspiration for Daily Specials every cook will be delighted to serve.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The famous Ithaca, N.Y., restaurant produces another spin-off of its wildly popular 1977 Moosewood Cookbook, one of the first to present vegetarianism as a viable option to the meat-eating masses. Although it has been updated to include portobello mushrooms, wilted greens, kale and quinoa, the Moosewood paradigm remains firmly in place: lots of veggies, beans and lentils, and plenty of ethnic creations mainly in soup and salad specials that range from the predictable, such as North African Couscous Salad, to the unique Korean Pine Nut Porridge and Tomato Rasam. While restaurant regulars will be pleased to have such favorites as Chocklay's Tibetan Lentil Soup at their fingertips, as well as refreshing departures such as Seafood, Soups and Salads sections, some recipes are reworkings of earlier Moosewood dishes--for example, Kasha with Mushrooms from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home here becomes Eastern European Kasha & Mushrooms. Excellent organization (recipes are alphabetized within sections), complete nutritional information and menu suggestions, as well as a glossary, make this book easy to navigate; with its plethora of intriguing combinations, cooks may benefit most by skimming for ideas and modifying dishes to taste. Agent, Goodman Associates; 8-city author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Daily Soup is a popular New York City chain that sells an ever-changing menu of main-dish soups. Close to 200 of their recipes are gathered in their cookbook, mostly organized by main ingredient (plus "Really Delicious Soups That Didn't Fit into Any Chapter"). Wild Mushroom Artichoke Soup, Poblano Corn Chowder, and Bahian Seafood Stew are just some of the wide-ranging, often unusual choices. Recommended for area libraries and other larger collections. Moosewood, the well-known vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, NY, offers a different special--soup, salad, and bread--every day. In its eighth cookbook, the restaurant collective presents dozens of recipes for soups, main-dish and side salads, and accompaniments, inspired by a dazzling variety of cuisines, from Algerian Tomato Soup and Grecian Isle Stew to Thai Noodle Salad and Louisiana Black-Eyed Pea Salad. Some of the recipes are vegan, and there are seafood soups and salads for those who eat fish. For most collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609601662
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.44(d)

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