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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference is at once an encyclopedia, a produce market manual, and a treasure trove of recipes. With produce specialist Elizabeth Schneider as your guide, take a seed-to-table voyage with more than 350 vegetables, both exotic and common. Discover lively newcomers to the North American cornucopia and rediscover classic fav ...more
Hardcover, 804 pages
Published December 18th 2001 by William Morrow Cookbooks (first published December 1st 2001)
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Jul 05, 2008 Liz rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: veggie lovers!
Shelves: cookbooks
This book is wonderful for anyone who uses lots of fresh vegetables! Each chapter starts with information on the vegetable, how to store it, and similar things (with one or more photos), and then includes some fully written recipes followed by one or more paragraphs of loose suggestions for cooks to follow on their own. This book does not include chapters on the most common produce items that other American cookbooks tend to cover thoroughly, such as tomatoes and spinach. There are many vegetari ...more
Cooking Fanatic
this book is fantastic. I collect cookbooks and own over 400 of them, especially vegetable relatad ( I am not a vegeterian); this book way surpasses any book about vegetables I know: it is an encyclopedia, an invaluable source of information about unusual stuff I buy at stores (then I run to my dear book and read about what I randomly bought. Gobo, suncoke, you name it, Elizabeth indocrinated me into the secret knowledge how to use it. anybody exploring gastronomy must have a copy (sometimes it ...more
Chambers Stevens
This amazing book is two books in one.
A vegetable reference book from Amaranth to Zucchini.
And a cookbook using the vegetables.
The reference book is top shelf.
Schneider does an excellent job describing the vegetables and talking about the different varieties.
And the pictures are beautiful too.
The other half of the book is a recipe book.
I've made ten of the recipes.
None of them were a big hit.
Wonderful book. Each vegetable has a picture along with the common and botanical name. Storage, preparation, basic general use as well as recipes are included. A must have for anyone who wants to be adventures or just want to keep it simple with their vegetables. I have leaned a lot and use it often for ideas.
This is a really useful reference book. I used it all the time when I lived in San Francisco and was in a community-sponsored agriculture farm delivery program, and now that I live in SE Asia, I still use it all the time.
Fascinating reading and a treasure of a book. However, I have yet to cook out of it. And I can't believe she didn't include broccoli, potatoes, corn or other oft-used veggies because they're too "well-known!"
For foodies and chefs alike. Great photos and with history and suggested preparations. Has wonderfully obscure things like chayote and cresses of all kinds.
Catherine Woodman
This is the vegetable cookbook I would take to a dessert island with me--it is the best--great recipes, innovative, amazing photos, and lots of information
Bonnie Jeanne
Jan 25, 2009 Bonnie Jeanne added it
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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference: 500 Recipes, 275 Photographs by Elizabeth Schneider (2001)
Excellent book! Very informative, with lots of pictures and recipes. I hope to own this one day.
Excellent, very comprehensive book with extensive descriptions, photos, and recipes
May 16, 2009 Alexis added it
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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini by Elizabeth Schneider (2001)
This book is my bible!
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