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The New Moosewood Cookbook

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Since the original publication of the MOOSEWOOD COOKBOOK in 1977, author Mollie Katzen has been leading the revolution in American eating habits. MOOSEWOOD was listed by the New York Times as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time, and no wonder. With her sophisticated, easy-to-prepare vegetarian recipes, charming drawings, and hand lettering, Mollie introdu...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Ten Speed Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Apr 18, 2009 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: food
I suppose I opened this book with expectations that were too high. Everything I had ever heard about Mollie Katzen and her cookbooks gave the highest praise. I have relied on a few non-Katzen Moosewood cookbooks (Moosewood Sundays, Moosewood New Classics) myself over the past few years; in fact, I wouldn't want to live without them. So I opened the book prepared to be blown away. I wasn't. The hand-lettering is charming; I felt like I was reading a friend's recipes. However, I felt like I was re...more
I have not cooked from this old favorite for quite a while but pulled it out to make the Hungarian Mushroom Soup this week and remembered just how much I love Molly Katzen. A classic.

Link to a pretty wonderful bowl of soup:
Dec 07, 2007 Laurel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like to eat
Shelves: favorites
This is a great collection of vegetarian options and most of the recipes are pretty easy and you can adjust them easily if you want to include your favorite veggies. Some of the recipes are kind of bland, though, so I will tell you the best ones, okay?
Spanikopida-hands down, the best recipe in the world. I know this because I went to Greece and nothing there tasted nearly as good as this. I make this recipe (as did my mom in the 70's and 80's) all the time and it is always perfect. Filo dough is...more
I am posting this review for Connie, who bought me this book a few years ago and who just joined Goodreads!

Anyway, I love this cookbook! The first couple times I tried anything out of this book, I thought to myself, "Wow - that was a lot of chopping." But as I've become more aware of the benefits of eating much less meat and processed packaged food, and as I've become more adept at handling all those veggies (I finally got a full size cuisinart for Christmas!) this has become my fallback cookboo...more
Sep 22, 2009 AJ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: first time vegetarians
Not technically vegan but vegetarian. I know I've read this cookbook before and enjoyed it.

The recipes are pretty simple and I like the cutesy, handwritten style of the book. You can tell that a lot of love went into it. There are definitely a bunch of recipes that I plan to try out. Most of the recipes in the book are pretty standard, so it's probably a good cookbook for somebody looking to go vegetarian but who doesn't know how to cook.
While it does seem to rely heavily on mushrooms and eggplant, there are a lot of tasty looking veggie recipes to try. I'm really excited about them! Plus, she writes the same way I think I would if I wrote a cookbook. I also enjoy the flexibility of each recipe and how many of them can include chicken or fish if one desires.
I have an original edition of this book and have used it prodigiously for learning how to cook. When I first looked at the book, not knowing it was a vegetarian cookbook, I said to my friend that I would buy it if it included a better recipe for split pea soup than the one I already learned to make in college.

I can still recall my humiliation when, on page 18, Molly proceeded to start on the soup where my own immature recipe left off. I recall that over the years I have added a ham hock and som...more
Aug 01, 2007 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves good food
This is a great cookbook. All the recipes are meat-free, but the book's not just for vegetarians. There are foods in here for everyone and most of the recipes can be adapted easily for whatever your tastes are, whether you want to add meat or make gluten-free dish. There are also suggestions for making things low-fat or dairy-free. I use this cookbook all the time.

The hand-written font and illustrations give this book a homey feeling. I love flipping through it for ideas.
This cookbook is amazing. I received it as a christmas present and my life hasn't been the same since. I haven't made everything in it yet but the soups are good and the curry I made from it was excellent! This is a vegetarian cookbook (since it doesn't say so on the cover). I would recommend this to any vegetarians and any one who loves food.
Liz Murray
I wasn't a big follower of recipes (savory) before this and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Everything I have tried from both books has turned out really well. I do really like the handwritten type face, it's very comforting. I also like the many variations that come with a lot of the recipes. This is a staple in my kitchen!
April Gustafson
Oct 13, 2007 April Gustafson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vegetarians and food-lovers
I just had this cookbook re-bound for the second time at Office Max. It's grown really really thick through all the various spillages of tasty food-product on its pages. Yum. I have many beloved recipes in its pages....Eggplant parmesan, lasagne, ratatouille, Sir Wasano's Salad, vegetarian chopped liver . . . .
Catherine Woodman
I have had this book for over 25 years and it was my first well loved cookbook--I love the quiche recipe, my coffeecake recipe is out of here, the spanikopita is quite nice, there are many great soups, and the uses of shredded potatoes for a quiche crust (think Passover) comes right out of here.
Troutface Troutman
As far as cookbooks go, here's the deal:

Descriptions are lengthy, so that can be daunting. However, if you don't know what you're doing, don't worry. Molly Katzen will tell you.

Ingredients are also pretty pedestrian; you won't find too many you can't get at the Thriftway.
A lot of great recipes, although we haven't tried many of them yet due to prep time/complexity, hard-to-find ingredients, etc. But the ones we have were delicious and worth the effort. This will always have a prominent place in our kitchen.
Apr 24, 2007 Ellie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who love food
Shelves: cookbooks
I do what Mollie Katzen tells me to.

It was my motto as a dinner cook for 80 at my college co-op, and it's my motto today. Her friendly, common-sense approach to cooking keeps me happy and full of tasty, healthy food.
Taughnee Stone
My neighbor Jennifer let me borrow this book about a year ago, I still haven't given it back. These recipes are healthful, simple and absolutely delicious. Eventually, I'll buy my own copy, I swear! :)
Mar 21, 2007 Colleen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegetarians :)
I love this cookbook. Great recipes, especially the soups. The pages are handwritten with drawings, so it feels homey too :)
Books Inc. in Mountain View
From my favorite restaurant in Ithaca to your kitchen. Try the spinach-ricotta pie. Anyone can make it!
A great cookbook, especially for vegetarians. I love the variety and the simplicity.
Kristina Kopnisky
Aug 23, 2007 Kristina Kopnisky rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
If I could only keep two cook books for the rest of my life this would be one of them.
AJ LeBlanc
A+! I can't wait to start trying these out. Om nom nom nom nom!
Feb 14, 2007 Peh rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: enjoyed
Good recipes for vegetarians! and yet good for carnivores too!
Hannah Heinrich
Realy yummy, healthy foods. Nice illustraited pages.
Ethel Margaret
I was born eating Mollie Katzen's recipes.
Potato samosa filling recipe is excellent.
Abbi Sanders
Mollie Katzen makes my kitchen!
great vegetarian recipes
really great cookbook.
Sarah B.
My favourite cookbook.
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Educated at the Eastman School of Music, Cornell University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Although her formal training was as an artist and musician, she exhibited natural cooking inclinations from a very early age, and cooked professionally - in restaurants and as a caterer - for ten years. In 1973 she was one of the founders of the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, and during her...more
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