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The Complete Encyclopedia of Vegetables & Vegetarian Cooking
The definitive encyclopedia of healty vegetarian food" Combining some great old favorites like winter casserole with herbed dumplings, grape leaves, and gazpacho with new and exotically named dishes like green lentil kulbyaka and tagliatelle with spinach and soy garlic cheese the recipes in this book are outstanding both in their freshness and ease of preparation. It even ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Hermes House
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I've owned this cookbook for years and occasionally perused through it, but I've been trying to slowly review and pare down the cookbooks I own to the ones I really like and use and only add ones under the same principle of offering me something unique or containing those favorites I tend to want to return to over and over. This then, while offering a fairly extensive selection of vegetarian fare, is just not going to make that cut and will be moved to the used book bag to find its way into some ...more
The recipes won't knock your socks off but the "encyclopedia of vegetables" sections, with big color pictures, are mouth-watering. A lot of the nutritional claims made for, say, Celery, don't stand up to scrutiny. A great big technologically obsolete gift.
A friend gave me this as a Xmas gift and I really love it. It's got a good, detailed treatment of each vegetable and a description of how generally to prepare it, and then the second half is a recipe book that has some awesome vegetarian recipes. The Red Lentil Bolognese is my favorite so far.