Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 19, 1994 - Cooking - 416 pages
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Winner of the 1995 James Beard Award for Best Vegetarian Cookbook

Although many people think that cooking without meat means spending more time in the kitchen, the cooks at the world-renowned Moosewood Restaurant know this isn't so. Busy balancing home, work, and other commitments, they've been cooking for family and friends every day of the week for over twenty years. Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home is the result of that experience—over 150 carefully honed and tested recipes calling for the best ingredients, accompanied by time-saving tips and planning suggestions, add up to a delicious whole-foods cuisine that is versatile and healthful and can be prepared with a minimum of effort.

This book contains dishes full of exciting flavors, sure to please every taste, from savory soups to substantial main-dish salads, from hearty stews to palate-teasing “small dishes.” Sauces, salsas and dressings, and a collection of almost-instant desserts turn the simplest meal into an occasion.

Chapters on techniques and menu planning, lists of recipes for special needs, including nondairy and vegan fare and kid-pleasing food, as well as an in-depth guide to stocking the meatless pantry (including a list of recommended convenience foods), make Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home the essential companion to everyday cooking.

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User Review  - atimrogers - LibraryThing

This was a good book; I cooked from it a lot in grad school. Manageable and affordable, and a little less heavy than the Katzen Moosewood books. Read full review

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User Review  - DromJohn - LibraryThing

Mockamole, p.48, very disappointing, lemony tofu diluting a single avocado. There's much better guacamole recipes out there, and much better use of avocado. Read full review


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Moosewood Restaurant is run by a collective of eighteen people who rotate the jobs that make the restaurant work. The Collective is also the author of Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant.

Moosewood Restaurant contributes 1 percent of its profits from the sale of this book to AIDS Work of Tompkins County (New York), which provides HIV advocacy, information, and support.

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