This all-purpose vegetarian cookbook from the host of the PBS series Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian offers about 200 accessible recipes-from appetizers (Fried Polenta Squares; Roasted Eggplant Caviar) to "sweet finishes" (Maple-Baked Pears; Nutty Shortbread Cookies; Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake). Fiore's reassuring voice makes even the (somewhat) complicated dishes seem doable; lots of variety in the ingredients and flavors make the book a handy resource for vegetarians in need of daily ideas. Some of those ideas fall into the obvious: of course there are recipes for Lentil Stew and Seared Tofu, and a few too many rely on mock meat and fish products. But there are plenty of innovative dishes along the lines of Black-Eyed Pea and Arugula Salad with Honey Vinaigrette, and Rosemary-Roasted Winter Vegetables for anyone wanting to stay interested in meat-free cuisine-as well as helpful adaptations to inspire vegans, too. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarianby Toni Fiore
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The health benefits of vegetarianism are well known, but, to many, the art of easily preparing great vegetarian food remains a mystery. With her public television cooking show, Totally Vegetarian, now in its fourth season, Toni Fiore has rapidly become one of America's most trusted guides to fast and flavorful vegetarian meals.
In Totally Vegetarian, Fiore presents 200 recipes that emphasize familiar and readily available ingredients. She is particularly gifted at formulating great-tasting adaptations of popular classicsdishes like tempeh fajitas, veggie potstickers, eggplant meatballs,” polenta con fungi porcini, potato sage pizza, easy spicy tofu rollupthat can be prepared in as few as five minutes. Whether you're cooking for a vegan or a flexitarian, everyone aspiring to eat less meat will savor this totally vegetarian food.
Donna Klein, author of The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen , The PDQ (Pretty Darn Quick) Vegetarian Cookbook , Vegan Italiano , and The Gluten-free Vegetarian Kitchen
“The warmth and familiarity Toni Fiore radiates on the Totally Vegetarian cooking show shine through in her simple and inviting recipes, bursting with fresh flavor and nutritional goodness. Busy home cooks will also welcome their easy preparation and quick execution.”
Didi Emmons, author of Vegetarian Planet and Entertaining for a Veggie Planet
“Toni Fiore’s zest and knowledge of food is finally available in the written word. A wise investment.”
Library Journal online review
“Readers familiar with Robin Robertson ( Vegan Fire & Spice ) and Isa Chandra Moskowitz (coauthor, Veganomicon ) will find a similar blend of diversity and ingenuity in Fiore’s work, as most of her recipes are vegan or allow for vegan adaptations. Recommended.”
Portland Press Herald , 8/3/08
“There are recipes for vegans in the book, but there are also a lot of options for folks who are trying to wean themselves from meat, or who just like having a few meatless meals every week.”
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Meet the Author
Toni Fiore is the host of public television's vegetarian cooking show Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian. She lives in Portland, Maine.
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