How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764524837
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Series: How to Cook Everything Series
Pages: 1008
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author


MARK BITTMAN is the author of more than 20 books, including the best-selling, award-winning How to Cook Everything series, several of which are also successful apps. As a beloved New York Times columnist and writer, he produced The Minimalist column, hundreds of food and travel stories and videos, and was the country's leading weekly Opinion writer on food. He now devotes his time to cookbooks, teaching, and developing strategies to guarantee that food is fair, affordable, nutritious, green, and delicious. He can be found at markbittman.com, @bittman on Twitter, and @markbittman on Instagram.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Ingredients.

Equipment.

Techniques.

Salads.

Soups.

Eggs, Dairy, and Cheese.

Produce: Vegetables and Fruits.

Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings.

Grains.

Legumes.

Tofu, Vegetable Burgers, and Other High-Protein Foods.

Breads, Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Wraps.

Sauces, Condiments, Herbs, and Spices.

Desserts.

Menus.

Recipes by Icon.

Sources.

List of Illustrations.

Index.

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How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
VeggieMom More than 1 year ago
I would recommend to anyone who wants to begin to incorporate main veggie dishes into the weekly menu. The ingredients are easy to find and the recipes easy to make. I love how this book is organized. Alternate recipes ideas are included - truly inspirational. My son enjoys the meals and asks to take the leftovers to school the next day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bittman's a NYTimes gourmet. Which means he won't pander to the hippie-vegan, carob-coated of the cooking world. So the book is chock full of cool riffs on veggie basics - like miso on a baked potato. You will learn and use plenty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great fundamental cookbook for new or experienced cooks. Haven't made anything I didn't like. Easy to follow recipies with instructions to build upon. Definitely NOT a hippie manifesto with recipies that taste like dirt; rather these recipies are inspired by what comes from the dirt. A North American zone chart and list of veggies indicating when things are in season would be a nice appendix.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He was on the Today show back in Oct I think. They posted one of his recipes from this book online that I tried. My family [non veg's] and me [the vegetarian] absolutely love it! I am finally going to buy his book
otherdeb More than 1 year ago
I recently decided to change my eating habits, so I got this book. It came to my rescue recently, when my ex noted that quinoa had not been declared kitniyot yet, and therefore could be used for stuffing on Passover. I looked up stuffing and quinoa in this book, and actually found a recipe that worked. In fact, I made enough of it so that I had some left over to use with other things. I can't imagine any other vegetarian cookbook so complete.
KomodoDragon More than 1 year ago
This book has so much information and helps you in the kitchen. My wife and I used this book religiously when we were eating strictly vegetarian and still reference the book for when we want a vegetarian recipe.
badgerdiva More than 1 year ago
great book I look forward to trying most of the recipes! Easily accessible and helpful with all of its technique sections. I have recommended it to all of my friends
chef_als_gal More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It truly does tell the reader how to cook most every possible vegetarian dish, from the easy to the more difficult, and from the well known to the very different. I've found so many great recipes in this book...I haven't had time to try them all, but I'm working on it!
mlcastle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is my new bible.The book doesn't feel like a specifically vegetarian cookbook, but instead like a giant cookbook where none of the recipes have dead animals in them. The only problem I have is that I start reading the book, and then hours later realize that I haven't made dinner yet.
buffalogirl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book has become nearly indispensable in my kitchen. It offers easy ways to cook whole foods that would otherwise seem scary to try. Unlike some other cookbooks, every dish turns out every time. The auuthor includes the approximate time involved for each dish, which is great when planning week-nite meals. I love love love this cookbook.
delbertmills on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Great cook book for the beginner or the well-versed cook. Lots of deceptively easy recipes that pack plenty of flavor. I use it to locate recipes for those veggies I pick up fresh at the farmer's market.
Gwendydd on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Absolutely fantastic cookbook. The best thing about it is that each recipe comes with a bunch of variations, and a bunch of ideas for more variations, so you could cook from this book for your whole life and never eat the same thing twice. The recipes are clearly written and easy to understand. My only complaint is that the book is a little overwhelming. When I don't know what I want for dinner, flipping through this doesn't help me get ideas, it just frightens me with too many options. But for those times when I have some spinach that needs to get used up and I'm looking for a spinach recipe, this book is absolutely amazing.
Emidawg on LibraryThing 5 months ago
When my doctor suggested I eat more vegetarian meals to improve my health I picked this up from the library. I must say it is one of the most comprehensive cookbooks I have found to date. I was pleased to find that most of the recipes were easily made from locally available ingredients. I didnt have to run to the corners of the earth to find special spices/vegetables/tools in order to cook any of the recipes I have tried. I plan to purchase this book once I have run out of renews at the library!Now if only I could convince my boyfriend to eat this stuff...
memasmb on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Wonderful cook book. Recipes are great and easy to follow.
catalogthis on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Bought this for myself in anticipation of farmers' market season. Love the way it's organized - alphabetical by vegetable. So if I get a bunch of beets in my CSA share, I'll just flip through all the recipes in the Beets section. Some of them are exquisitely simple. Let the cooking begin! UPDATE: This has been living on my kitchen table for weeks. I'm always browsing through it and always finding something inspirational. This is absurdly well organized. Tons of lists and charts and see-references that you don't think are vital until you see them and wonder how you ever lived without them.Great advice throughout... really changed the way I think about meal planning.
anastacie on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the best cookbook I've ever seen. It would be especially useful for those who are just starting to cook, and those who need to break free from the same old meat and potatoes. The author provides a wealth of information about each ingredient, from artichokes to zucchini. The recipes are taken from many cultures. The author provides ideas for substitutions, so each dish can be made in many ways.
CharlyBuckets More than 1 year ago
This is a absolutely fantastic book. A great overall view of cooking with veggie based ingredients. Don't listen to any of the reviews that say that the stuff they made was "flavorless".....they are just not used to eating something that isn't over precessed and chalk full of fat and salt. Bittman is a no bulls**t, practical and really quite funny guy. Use any of these recipes as a starting point and put your own flare on it. A GREAT addition to your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has wonderful information, but I find it difficult to use.
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I hate to cook but love this cookbook. I really like his style of writing and his explanations. There is much more to this book than just recipes. I discovered this book at the library but wanted my own copy and bought it in hardback.
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