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Not since their phenomenally successful Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites has Ithaca, New York�s, famed Moosewood Collective assembled such a comprehensive and appealing group of recipes -- all brand-new. Crowd-pleasing fare like Moosewood Muffins, savory risottos, satisfying main-dish salads, and two dozen one-dish meals are just some of the standout recipes in thi...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by Clarkson Potter
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Pauline
I love this book. It is simple and the recipes are delicious. I am not a vegetarian, but I love to eat healthy and this book is loaded with great recipes.

It may not be the prettiest cookbook, there are no coloured photos, just black and white, but the recipes more than make up for the lack of colour.

There are tofu recipes, lots of salads, breads, pasta, desserts and also drinks and lots more. I am definitely going to buy this book (borrowed it from the library).
Laura Lemay
I've never been a fan of the original Moosewood cookbooks -- too hippie, too bland, but this book has a lot of excellent recipes in it, with unique, creative ingredients. And unlike the Greens cookbooks (which I also have) most of the recipes are approachable and easy to make even if you're time-pressed.

The tone is still a bit too ex-hippie for me, but it's still a good cookbook for vegetarian ideas. There are some fish recipes in here, which I am not offended by, but they are balanced by an ex...more
Mary Smith
This is only the most recent Moosewood cookbook I have. When I became a vegetarian in the mid-70's, good cookbooks were hard to find. The original Moosewood cookbook was a refreshing change from the "health food" type cookbooks so prevalent then. I don't reach for it or The Enchanted Broccoli Forest much anymore, because Mollie Katzen has produced so many other great cookbooks. I've collected alot of vegetarian cookbooks over the years, but Sundays at Moosewood, Moosewood Daily Specials, Moosewo...more
Sarah
Apr 18, 2009 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sarah by: Dad
Shelves: food
My father sent me this book randomly when I was living in a college dormitory. I hadn't heard of Moosewood at the time, and dismissed the book as something that looked kind of weird (a cookbook about Moose?). When I finally moved into a house with a kitchen, I pulled out this book to examine it. I was surprised to find it was a vegetarian book (aww, thanks Dad!), and, hey, the recipes looked pretty good! I've cooked from this book extensively since then. It, along with Moosewood Sundays and Moos...more
Meghan
This is my favorite of all the Moosewood cookbooks. I will warn you that a lot of it is meatless and that some of the things they have recipes for are acquired tastes. My nieces and I found this book at Half Prices Books one day and we sat down that evening and put sticky notes on all the things we wanted to try. The recipes were fun for us to do together and we learned a lot about different foods. I'm sure we did more than half the cookbook and only found about 1 or 2 things that we didn't part...more
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Marisa's Rating:4 Stars

I’m not really much of a cook, but I want to be. This recipe book was perfect for a novice like me, it gives creative mostly veggie options to foods that sound familiar and aren’t totally out of my capabilities. I also love the history of these cookbooks- the collective that comes from the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY has been a staple in many people’s homes for years. I particularly like the interesting substitutions t...more
Marisa
I’m not really much of a cook, but I want to be. This recipe book was perfect for a novice like me, it gives creative mostly veggie options to foods that sound familiar and aren’t totally out of my capabilities. I also love the history of these cookbooks- the collective that comes from the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY has been a staple in many people’s homes for years. I particularly like the interesting substitutions they suggest, the easy to find ingredients list and how organized their...more
Judy Heintz
If you cook with leeks, tofu, mushrooms & like ingredients, you'll love the cookbook. Not many recipes in here my family would eat.
Mrs.soule
This cookbook has more vegan & gluten-free recipes than the other cookbooks I've read. My husband and I were both impressed with their diatribe on the worthlessness of quick oats and instant oatmeal, so we finally cooked that free sample of steel cut oats we had. Moosewood is right - steel cut oats are complete worth the 20 min. cooking time and not remotely mushy. We did not share with the kids.

I'm cautious about trying anything too unusual from this cookbook though after making the Savory...more
Karly
Feb 24, 2009 Karly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who eats
This one is far better and less "Hippie" than the original Moosewood cookbook. Try the Artichoke Soup Provencal and the Hearty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ... the book is worth buying for those two recipes alone!

edit - I have now also tried the Vegetarian Posole which is divine, although I used butternut squash instead of delicata (it wasn't available at our farmers market). It is the perfect dish for a cold winter when you start to miss all the summer variety. The other change was that I had to add...more
Janie
Sep 22, 2007 Janie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone that likes to cook
My cousin in Detroit sent me this cookbook, and it is by far the best vegetarian cookbook I have seen. It has a wide variety of recipes from American cooking to international and ethnic cuisines. It concentrates on choosing fresh, natural foods in order to get the most flavor and health benefits. Besides having a wide variety of recipes, it contains useful text explaining the origin and context of each dish, helpful tips, and in depth descriptions of common and unique foods. It also gives the nu...more
Cora
This is the most-used cookbook in my house. My favorite dessert (a Middle Eastern pudding), our Thursday night standby for dinner(Lemony Rosemary Baked Tofu), and the mornings special "make it for breakfast/end up eating it with each meal" apple baked oatmeal are all contained within its brown pages. I love the photos, love the descriptions and stories behind the recipes, and also love the special features on everything from grains to bananas. When I officially get my own place I'll have to buy...more
Abilouise
There is so much that's great in this cookbook. Simplifying of techniques, new ways of combining ingredients and tastes, and the only thing I've made that didn't come out the way I'd hoped it would was the Caramel Cake. Everything in the breakfast section is worth doing at least once, and the chocolate chip cookies are perfect! There is a nice mix of "things I'd make for myself on a weeknight" and "things I'd make for someone I was really trying to impress on a day that I had free time" and a lo...more
Teresa
This week I want to try the following:

Spicy Broccoli Soba Saute, p. 310
Drunken Beans, p. 322
Chilean Bean Stew, p. 304
Sesame Rice, p. 146
Lemony Baked Tofu, p. 223.

I will report back with how it goes.
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update 9-11-10:

I have made the spicy soba several times. I love perfectly cooked broccoli drenched in soy sauce and garlic. The drunken beans were also very good. I bought squash for the chilean stew but ended up roasting it rather than making the soup recipe :P
Kathleen
many recipes in here would be useful for vegetarians--but this is NOT a vegetarian cookbook. there are many fish recipes in this book. i don't really get that. fish are not plants. eating fish requires that you kill an animal. if you're cool with that, then this is a great cookbook. if you don't agree with that, then the fact that this is marketed as a vegetarian cookbook may be slightly aggravating to you.

or, it was to me...
Joshua
Ya know, I am totally on board with the idea of healthy and whole foods. But hippies have this pretentious level of self-righteousness and superiority that is wholly undeserved. Its basically the other side of the same coin from which pious evangelicals sprout nonsensical platitudes.

While I am sure a lot if the recipes in this book are good, I was so turned off by the delivery that I am not going to make anything from it.
Kiesa
Moosewood Restaurant is famous for putting out vegetarian cookbooks. I usually find at least one or two interesting recipes in each book and this is no exceptions. However, The New Moosewood Cookbook and The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest are the only ones that have enough recipes for me to buy them. The others are great to look through but I recommend checking them out from the library.
Lizz
Yes, I read this through. Like a novel. A novel featuring delicious recipes that sound easy to make and won't require we buy one odd item just to pull a recipe together. I noticed ingredients are often repeated, which means I need to buy some sherry and garam masala stat. I also love the nerdy photos clearly taken with a personal camera of staff and regulars. Very homey and sweet.
Sarah
I love this cookbook! It's the first collection of vegetarian recipes I've used that really tastes like stuff you'd want to eat again. I haven't tried recipe in here we didn't like--even weird-sounding ones like pistachio peach salad. In the last month alone we've had Moroccan roasted vegetables, vegan chocolate cake, and curried quinoa. All delicious and none too difficult.
Michelle
Apr 07, 2009 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone - especially vegetarians
Excellent vegetarian cookbook! It offers a large variety of dishes. Try the recipe for granola and add some sliced crystalized ginger slices (you slice them again into slivers) from Trader Joe's and some slices of marzipan for the best granola ever. The recipe for Oven Apple Oats is another great recipe that has become a staple in our home.
Mallory
Wonderful cookbook. I checked it out of the library and transcribed recipes onto index cards, but this is a cookbook I would spend the money on.
Haven
Moosewood cookbooks are fantastic for everyone - even if you eat meat. :-D I've made several recipes out of this book and I turn to it often. Their Vegan Chocolate cake is now a staple in our household - it's quick, easy and impossible to mess up. I also recommend their soups & waffle recipes. (The Yeasted Waffles is a favorite.)
Ami
The polenta cutlets recipe is the reason I checked this book out, since I find Moosewood cookbooks to be sort of hit or miss. This one has more recipes in it that sound both yummy & feasible. I have really enjoyed almost all of the recipes I've cooked from this book. Definintely my favorite Moosewood cookbook so far.
Tarn
Really, for anyone even remotely interested in creating vivacious vegetarian cuisine this is THE book to look into; although a perusal of the original Moosewood Cookbook is a required started (unfortunately not available from our local library at this time). You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these things AT ALL.
Serena
We have this in our monster collection of cookbooks. I skimmed it when we first recieved it and haven't looked in it since. I mostly just use the same 4 cookbooks all the time. Last year, we had an online subscription to 'Cooks Illustrated' and used that some. Hopefully one day we'll actually get around to it.
Mia
So far, I've made 3 desserts from this book, and they've all come out perfectly. All 3 recipes will also be featured in my new food blog (www.cherokeepurple.blogspot.com). I'm not sure how the main dish recipes in this book will turn out, but I'm willing to try them based on my success with the desserts!
Kelly Patrick
I don't know that I've ever READ a cookbook before, but having never cooked a primarily vegetarian diet before, I'm really reading this one. It's given me so many ideas and ways to cook beyond the meat-veg-starch method that is my default. This copy is the library's; I'm saving pennies to buy my own.
Bethany Inoshita
Nov 22, 2008 Bethany Inoshita rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vegetarians, not vegans
Wonderful.

This book has provided the backbone to my vegetarian cooking. One of my first cook books purchased after becoming a vegetarian, and years later it still remains so eclectic and comforting. I cannot recall being steered wrong, however this is not for vegan foodies.
Jamie Sommer
This is my go-to cookbook. Whenever I don't know what to make for dinner I just open this and flip through for inspiration.

Also a great starter cookbook for anyone who is interested in eating a vegetarian diet or just incorporating more vegetables into their meals.
Deodand
This is a cookbook to browse before tackling the recipes. There are extremely simple dishes, some hardly even requiring a recipe. This would be a good book for a vegetarian with their training wheels still on. I found a lot of good breakfast ideas here.
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