Like a caring mother, Katzen, in this logical follow-through to her last book, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, exhorts readers to eat vegetables. Katzen's methods, though requiring some attention and high-quality ingredients, are low-key enough for novice cooks and maybe even exhausted working moms: "It is easy to make vegetables taste wonderful through simple preparations utilizing a very few choice ingredients... extra-virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, roasted nut oil, tiny touches of salt and pepper, an herb or two." This is vintage Moosewood CookbookKatzen at her poetic best: "For many palates, dark leafy greens need a soft context... to frame and tame them. Polenta is perfect for this! Consider using some of the more elusive, serious greens, such as dandelion, mustard, or kale." Katzen offers Tomato-Basil Jam as a ketchup substitute; exoticizes the lowly carrot with flavors of North Africa-cumin, cinnamon, garlic and citrus-or Jamaica, in a coconut-ginger gratin; and will surprise even veteran vegetable mavens with such imaginative dishes as Sautéed Fennel with Crispy Fried Lemon. With Katzen's signature hand-lettered text and charmingly homey illustrations, the book will be an inspiration to those who like meat with their vegetables, vegans and vegetarians alike. (Oct.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Withoutby Mollie Katzen
Sometimes we need a little inspiration when it comes to adding more vegetables to our plate. Thankfully for us, Mollie Katzen knows a thing or two about vegetables! On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie presents just under 100 delicious vegetable side dishes in this delightful and beautiful cookbook. Whether you need an appetizer, a quick and easy snack for the kids, or something to accompany a main dish, this cookbook offers creative recipes and countless ways to infuse more vegetables into our diets.
Both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can benefit from these tasty and healthy side dishes, many of which you can even serve as stand-alone meals. The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without is an assortment of mostly new recipes, with new twists on some old favorites. Presented in her signature style and with her classic hand-drawn illustrations, these are the recipes she loves the most, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.
Since Katzen's original Moosewood Cookbook was published 30 years ago, she's written a dozen or so other titles. Her latest one presents 100 vegetable recipes, most of them new, with a dozen or so variations on some perennial favorites. She also includes ideas for "Ten Ways To Sneak a Few More Vegetables into Your Diet." The imaginative recipes here are generally lighter than in her early books, ranging from Dramatically Seared Green Beans with Garlic and Chile to Oven-Scorched "Stewed" Tomatoes. Katzen has many fans, which makes this an essential purchase.
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Now a household name, author and illustrator Mollie Katzen is widely credited with bringing vegetarian cooking into the mainstream. Born in Rochester, New York, she studied at the Eastman School of Music, Cornell University and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received a B.F.A. in painting. Katzen published her first cookbook, The Moosewood Cookbook, in 1977, which showed millions of Americans that eating healthy doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste or style. Her classic illustrated cookbooks include The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Still Life with Menu, and Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven. Katzen has also published several award-winning cookbooks for children, and is currently a featured writer and illustrator for Children's Television Workshop On-Line, as well as Sesame Street Parent's Magazine.
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The recipes usually feature a minimum of ingredients, so you don't have to go out and buy special stuff to make them. The food is inventive and tasty.
From the author who brought vegetarian cooking into everyone¿s kitchen ¿ this book supplies nearly a hundred recipes. The book is also a great resource from which to glean cooking ideas for your own kitchen inventions. Have a vegetable snack, appetizer, side dish, or use some of the recipes as a main dish ¿ this book describes the author¿s favorites. If you are trying to encourage your family and friends to eat a more vegetarian diet, what better way than to prepare delicious vegetarian dishes!
Excellent gift for new vegetarians from well known author