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The Bold Vegetarian: 150 Inspired International Recipes

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Filled with more than 150 recipes, this vegetarian cookbook integrates a variety of ethnic influences to provide an exciting array of innovative dishes.

Author Biography: Bharti Kirchner is the acclaimed author of The Healthy Cuisines of India, India Inspired, and The Bold Vegetarian, and is a frequent contributor to such magazines as Vegetarian Times. Born in India, she cu

Published March 1st 1995 by Morrow Cookbooks
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As a vegetarian (ok, pescetarian), this cookbook has been one of my "go-to" books for years. Many recipes have become tried and true for me, and I'm still exploring some of the others.

Don't want to use heavy cream to thicken a soup? Use navy beans or lima beans. Great advice.

Many recipes contain heat like chilies. I like flavor, not hot spices in my food. I just skip them and add other spices. But if you are a vegetarian, check out this book. The various eggplant recipes alone are worth reading
The key to this book is that it contains 'inspired' recipes, not 'inspiring.' While it seems clear that the author enjoyed finding new ways to blend international cuisines together, I can't say that it encouraged me to do the same. Too many of the ingredients requisite throughout the book are labeled as 'available in Asian supermarkets' or 'can be found at Indian groceries.' Perhaps I should have expected this; but to some extent I expected 'innovating' to mean the creation of dishes that use th ...more
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Bharti Kirchner is the author of nine books—five critically acclaimed novels and four cookbooks and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers. Her fifth novel (a mystery this time), Tulip Season: A Mitra Basu Mystery is due out in 2012.

Her earlier novels include Pastries: A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries, Darjeeling, Sharmila’s Book, and Shiva Dancing.

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