The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts (You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into)

The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts (You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into)

by Kim O'Donnel
     
 

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Kim O’Donnel knows meat eaters. In fact, she is one. As a voice for the Meatless Monday campaign, she’s been cooking up delicious you-won’t-miss-the-meat fare for the vegetarian-curious-but-vegan’s-too-crazy crowd. With a focus on holidays (or any celebration), O’Donnel’s versatile recipes ensure that eaters of all dietary

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Kim O’Donnel knows meat eaters. In fact, she is one. As a voice for the Meatless Monday campaign, she’s been cooking up delicious you-won’t-miss-the-meat fare for the vegetarian-curious-but-vegan’s-too-crazy crowd. With a focus on holidays (or any celebration), O’Donnel’s versatile recipes ensure that eaters of all dietary stripes will leave the table satisfied. Cast aside those fears of cardboard tofurkey and gray starches. Instead, revel in dishes that inspire, surprise, and are so tasty, “meatless” is an afterthought (with allergy- and animal- free options, to boot).

“I can’t think of amore cordial or welcoming tone with which to invite possibly skeptical meat eaters into the world of delicious, accessible plant-based cooking.”—Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

San Diego Magazine, November 2012
“A meat eater herself, O’Donnell specializes in vegetarian dishes that promise you won’t miss the meat. Say good-bye to the bland and dry Tofurky!”

Tucson Citizen, 10/26/12“Think of tasty holiday recipes without the daunting challenge of whipping up a tofu turkey for Thanksgiving…This is a fun cookbook and the recipes and menu ideas are fresh and innovative. I highly recommend this collection.”

Portland Oregonian, 11/6/12
“From Black-Eyed Pea Paella on New Year’s Day to Chicpea Crepes on Mother’s Day, she’s got all the food-centric celebrations covered with dishes that emphasize delicious flavors first, with their meatlessness being a secondary focus.”

Seattle
Weekly, 11/9/12“The instructions are written more conversationally than some other cookbooks, peppered throughout with visual clues or other steps that make it feel like O'Donnel is in the kitchen with you, coaching you throughout the process. Whether you're cooking meatless everyday or just some days, there's no better coach to have on our team.”

Energy Times, 11/14/12“Food journalist Kim O’Donnel’s comprehensive approach to holiday cooking allows even the most dedicated carnivore to enjoy a meatless holiday without feeling deprived.”

Washington Post, 12/5/12: “Top Cookbooks of 2012”

Portland
Book Review, December–February 2012“[A] superb vegetarian cookbook with excellent original and unusual recipes. Both the text and recipe writing are also superb. The recipes’ head notes are fun to read and informative. The directions are outstanding and easy to follow…Many beautiful full-page photographs enliven this medium-format trade paperback…This book is a good addition to one’s book shelf.”

Alaskan Airlines Magazine, April 2013
 “With intriguing entries such as Spring Forward Soup with potatoes and leeks, you likely won’t miss the meat.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738215945
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
791,199
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author


Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook, is a trained chef, nationally recognized online food personality and longtime journalist. She’s a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and The University of Pennsylvania. She writes a weekly column for USA Today. Formerly of The Washington Post she has also written for Real Simple, Huffington Post, CivilEats.com, True/Slant and Smithsonian.com.

Kim is a regular contributor to Culinate, where she hosts a weekly cooking chat. Kim is the founder of Canning Across America, a collective dedicated to the revival of preserving food. Her latest project is Family Kitchen, a twice-monthly column that appears alternating Wednesdays in USA Today. Kim was a 2009 Duncan Eat-Write fellow at The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She is a member of the International Association for Culinary Professionals and she sits on the James Beard Journalism Awards committee.

www.kimodonnel.com

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