The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook: 350 Essential Recipes for Inspired Everyday Eating

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Houghton Mifflin, 1997 - Cooking - 568 pages
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This uniquely accessible collection draws together the best vegetarian recipes of Italy-350 in all. 'Pasta and pizza may be Italy's most eye-catching exports, but it is the country's varied and sensible use of vegetables that provides the best inspiration for American cooks,' writes Jack Bishop. 'Asparagus spears coated with a little olive oil and roasted to intensify their flavor; thick slices of country bread grilled over an open fire and topped with diced tomatoes and shredded basil from the garden; or a fragrant stew with fennel and peas-Italians enjoy these dishes because of what they do contain, not what they don't.' Many of the recipes were gathered by Bishop during extensive travels throughout Italy. Some are family favorites, adapted from those of his Italian grandmother. All deliver perfect results with a minimum of effort. Serving suggestions for each recipe make planning vegetarian meals easy.

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Review: The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook: 350 Essential Recipes for Inspired Everyday Eating

User Review  - h - Goodreads

The recipes are simple and the outcome is delicious. Many of my favorites are only 3-5 ingredients. I taught myself to cook by working my way through this collection and serving the results to friends ... Read full review

A Very good book at a reasonable price

User Review  - nehalmody - Overstock.com

This is an excellent book for vegetarians who like to cook Italian food. There are a lot of good and simple recipes. Read full review

About the author (1997)

JACK BISHOP is the executive editor of Cook's Illustrated and a principal cast member of the PBS television show America's Test Kitchen. He is the author of The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook and Vegetables Every Day. He edited American Classics and Italian Classics, which won IACP Awards in 2002.

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