The Vegetarian Table: India

The Vegetarian Table: India

by Yamuna Devi
     
 

"An exciting new perspective on a cherished cuisine" (The San Francisco Chronicle), the Vegetarian Table series celebrates the rich diversity of flavors, fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, and the variety of enticing spices found all over the world, providing the perfect opportunity for indulging the vegetarian palate. Lavishly illustrated

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"An exciting new perspective on a cherished cuisine" (The San Francisco Chronicle), the Vegetarian Table series celebrates the rich diversity of flavors, fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, and the variety of enticing spices found all over the world, providing the perfect opportunity for indulging the vegetarian palate. Lavishly illustrated with stunning full-color photography and text by some of the finest food writers in the industry, this popular Chronicle Books series is now available in paperback. Featuring distinctive vegetarian recipes for appetizers, soups and salads, pastas and noodles, main dishes, breads, and desserts, the cuisines are as delicious as they are exotic. The Vegetarian Table series offers an enticing and nutritious way to bring the sumptuous food and flavors from around the globe to any vegetarian tablewherever it may be.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Award-winning Devi (James Beard Best International Cookbook award for Yamuna's Table, 1992; the IACP Cookbook of the Year award for 1988's Lord Krishna's Cuisine) contributes a volume that takes its place among the best in this pleasantly individualistic series. The innovative organization of these recipes for meat-free dishes from a country said to have 600 million vegetarians yields an accessible collection useful for both beginners and practiced cooks. The opening chapter lists common ingredients, then gives numerous brief recipes for basics, including six rice recipes (among them Yellow Rice with Baby Peas) and three for potatoes. Experts will delight in the creative fare organized more traditionally in later chapters, like Corn Pancakes with Jalapeno-Lime Yogurt and Sweet Potato Pastry Spirals. Devi has a knack for original touches that raise simple dishes to a new level. Spinach Salad with Beets and Yogurt Cheese features disks of cheese formed into patties and coated with sliced almonds, and Punjabi Pan-Fried Fresh Beans are tossed with bits of chickpea-flour crepe cooked in the same skillet. The photography by Zeva Oelbaum is particularly attractive as well: New Potatoes in Cashew Broth glow a brilliant, turmeric-tinged yellow, and one can almost smell the Mung and Cauliflower Kitcheree, a risotto-like concoction. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811830331
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Vegetarian Table Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Yamuna Devi is a noted cookbook author, lecturer, and teacher. Her previous books have won coveted IACP and James Beard awards.

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