Double Take: One Fabulous Recipe, Two Finished Dishes, Feeding Vegetarians and Omnivores Together

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Harvard Common Press, Feb 17, 2010 - Cooking - 240 pages
Bring your omnivorous and vegetarian friends to the same table with the fabulous meals in Double Take. Each recipe produces two versions of the same dish: one vegetarian and one containing meat. A.J. Rathbun and Jeremy Holt cook up such tantalizing fare as Pate Your Way, Bacon and Cheese Tartlets, Chicken or No-Chicken Noodle Soup, Double Standards Caesar Salad, Po'Boys, Polenta Gorgonzola with Mushrooms and Sopressata, Grilled Stuffed Radicchio, and Corny Corn Pudding. Double Take is a doubly delicious solution to a modern dining dilemma.

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It’s two, two, two cookbooks in one! I’m a flexitarian. That’s an omnivore who happens to eat a lot of vegetarian meals. Not all of my friends are quite so expansive in their diets. Many are the times ... Read full review



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A. J. Rathbun is a freelance food and entertaining writer and the author of Champagne Cocktails, Wine Cocktails, Dark Spirits, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Drinks!, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award-winning Good Spirits. Rathbun earned his MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University, and has worked variously as a buyer for, an usher at the Art Institute of Chicago, a rock band roadie, an envelope stuffer, a marketing assistant, the director of the Poetry After Hours program at the Seattle Art Museum, an online editor, a waiter, and of course, a bartender. In addition to his cookbooks, Rathbun is the editor of In Their Cups and the author of Want, two poetry collections. Rathbun has been a guest, talking about drinks, food, entertaining, and kitchen products, on numerous radio shows, including Martha Stewart's Everyday Food satellite radio program and USA Radio, has done interviews with a variety of publications, including the Seattle Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Arizona Republic, and has contributed to the magazines Every Day with Rachael Ray and Wine Enthusiast, among others. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Museum of the American Cocktail. He teaches cocktail classes at the cooking school Dish It Up, one of which was recently profiled in the magazine Traditional Homes. Rathbun lives in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about him and his books, and to read his blog, Spiked Punch, and check out a few of his drink-making videos, visit his website at

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