Passionate Vegetarian

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Workman Publishing, 2002 - Cooking - 1110 pages
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Introducing a new voice in vegetarian cooking. Packed with 1,000 recipes that are seductive, sexy, and utterly delicious, Passionate Vegetarian covers all the bases of meatless cooking, from east (Stir Fry of Asparagus with Black Bean-Ginger Sauce), west (Talk of the Town Barbecued Tofu), from the Mediterranean (Swiss Chard with Raisins, Onions & Olives) to the American South (Black-Eyed Pea Ragovt). You'll find lush lasagnas; plump pierogies; bountiful burgers, beans, and breads; pleasing pasta and pies. You'll spoon up soups and stews, and delight in desserts from simple to swoonworthy.

Written by longtime vegetarian Crescent Dragonwagon, author of Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian employs innovative methods (try "Ri-sort-ofs," in which risotto technique is used to create splendid, richly flavored grain dishes built around not just rice but also barley, buckwheat, spelt, and even toasted oats with an array of seasonings) and introduces lesser-known ingredients (get to know and love not just tofu and tempeh but a whole new generation of soyfoods, as well as "Quick Fixes" like instant bean flakes). Opinionated, passionate, and deeply personal, Ms. Dragonwagon's tantalizing headnotes will have readers rushing to the kitchen to start cooking. (Can her over-the-top Garlic Spaghetti really be that good? It is.)

Whether you're a committed vegetarian, a dedicated vegan (most recipes offer low-fat and vegan options), or a food-loving omnivore in search of something new and wonderful, this is not just vegetarian cooking--but cooking, period--at its most creative, inspiring, and exuberant.
  

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Great comprehensive recipes; overly folksy writing. - Goodreads
A nice kitchen reference book or gift. - Goodreads
It's huge and bulky and has a million recipes in it. - Goodreads
I enjoy the stories with different recipes. - LibraryThing
I really like the writing and wish this author well! - Goodreads
I like a cookbook which has more than just recipes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Great for a beginning cook. She spells everything out, which is nice. The recipes scale up very well. Read full review

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User Review  - Greg Soden - Goodreads

Absurdly good vegetarian book. Pick it up at the peace nook. Revolutionize your own cooking. Read full review

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Contents

Invitation
1
Welcoming Hors dOeuvres
11
Salads My Salad Days
65
Soups for Spirit Sustenance
135
Satisfying Stews
183
Deep Dish Savory Cobblers Gratins More
251
Wrapped Stuffed Stacked
309
Great Grains
435
Vegetable World
679
Savory Cakes Burgers Patties
823
Quick Fix
849
Sauces Salsas Seasonings
897
Just Desserts
955
ThoughtfuL Vegetarians Bookshelf
1065
Afterword
1068
Index
1069

A Bountiful Bowl of Beans
587
Celebrating Soyfoods
623

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About the author (2002)

Crescent Dragonwagon is the James Beard Award-winning author of seven cookbooks, including Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian, and, most recently, The Cornbread Gospels. She is also a contributing editor to Relish magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and NPR's The Splendid Table. She lives, grows, and cooks her beans on a farm in Putney, Vermont.

Robbin Gourley is an artist and art director as well as an author and illustrator of cookbooks and picture books. She divides her time between rural North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York.

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