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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini

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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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Liz
Jul 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
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.
SouthWestZippy
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.
Millicent
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Liz
Sep 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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!"
Jennifer
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is my bible!
Margaret
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food-reference
Excellent, very comprehensive book with extensive descriptions, photos, and recipes
Alexis
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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini by Elizabeth Schneider (2001)
Kelly
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent book! Very informative, with lots of pictures and recipes. I hope to own this one day.
Bonnie Jeanne
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Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference: 500 Recipes, 275 Photographs by Elizabeth Schneider (2001)
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Alexandra
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
For foodies and chefs alike. Great photos and with history and suggested preparations. Has wonderfully obscure things like chayote and cresses of all kinds.
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