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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 9, 1997 - Cooking - 552 pages
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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I could well imagine being a vegetarian (which I am not) when I read through this book. I love the way there is so much variety in Italian cooking. The best kind of vegetarian food comes from cuisines ... Read full review

A Very good book at a reasonable price

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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


Gnocchi and Fritters
Vegetable Main Courses
Vegetable Side Dishes
Savory Tarts and Tortas
Pizza Calzone and Focaccia
Panini and Bruschetta
Sauces and Other Basics
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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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