A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen: Easy Seasonal Suppers for Family and Friends

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Houghton Mifflin, 2004 - Cooking - 468 pages

Simple, seasonal, real-time vegetarian recipes for everyday and every occasion.


As a busy husband, father of two young children, and full-time writer, Jack Bishop demands a lot from the meals that make it into his family's repertoire. In A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen, he guides you through the seasons with 248 of his favorite everyday recipes, which deliciously embody his philosophy of "shop locally, cook globally, and keep things easy." Cooking with seasonal produce, he says, is the best way to bring a welcome variety to the table. In spring, dinner might be Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Asparagus and Eggs. Summer brings Savory Corn Griddle Cakes and Fresh Tomato Pizza with Avocado. For fall, Root Vegetable Tarts with Rosemary and Orecchiette with Spicy Broccoli are on the menu. And in winter, when most farmers' markets are a distant memory, Pan-Glazed Tofu with Thai Red Curry Sauce and Caribbean Black Beans with Sautéed Plantains await. With ten years of experience working with Cook's Illustrated, he's also able to provide expert guidance on how to choose a good vegetable broth, select the right potatoes for mashing, and more tips tailored just for vegetarian cooks.

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Ive been a vegetarian for over 30 years and have collected many cookbooks over the years but Im always interested in new ideas. This is one of my current favorites. Its organized by season and you can choose a recipe by a particular ingredient.I recommend this highly. Read full review

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User Review  - Moebeck - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful cookbook to curl up with. The recipes are simple, yet imaginative, using fresh ingredients and arranged by what is seasonally available. The photo of the chef makes you want to sign up for his cooking class! Mmmm. He is a dish. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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