The Vegetarian Planet: 350 Big-Flavor Recipes for Out-Of-This-World Food Every Day

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Harvard Common Press, May 7, 1997 - Cooking - 564 pages
Vegetarian Planet celebrates the globally-inspired, world-wise pantry. Its recipes are not "ethnic" dishes "from" this place or that, nor are they "fusion" dishes that marry two distinct cuisines. They are original creations of a young chef who seamlessly incorporates adventuresome flavors into simple everyday meals.
Emmons shows how to enliven with flavor all the grains, like millet, spelt, quinoa, and kasha, now widely available. She liberates classic flavoring combinations - like East Asian ginger-and-scallion, Southeast Asian coconut-and-lime, Mexican chile-and-onion, Italian olive-and-caper, and Middle Eastern garlic-and-lemon - from their homelands, using them on foods they'd never met before but now will wish they had. She wakens slumbering treasures of the American harvest, like parsnips and beets, collard and kale, and dresses them up in ways Grandma never imagined. And she amply attends to the staples of the meatless palate, from carrots, broccoli, and spinach to rice and tortillas, along the way making them more intriguing and lively than we've come to expect.

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This book has a variety of recipies. Just browsing through, though, I found a fair amount of the recipies had difficult to find ingredients. This is a good book to have on hand when I want to try ... Read full review

Vegetarian Planet: 350 Big-Flavor Recipes for Out-Of-This-World Food Every Day

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Emmons's trendy Boston restaurant, the Delux Cafe, is not vegetarian, but she herself eats meat only occasionally, and her cookbook presents 350 recipes for the vegetarian food she likes best. She's a ... Read full review


Splendid Breads 1
Chutneys Ketchups Salsas More 23
Small Bites 47
SoupsSome Cold Some Hot 77
Artful Salads Slaws 123
Dressed to Thrill 153
Simple Sides 173
Dumplíngs for Dinner 303
Savory Crepes Cakes 333
Burgers Sandwiches 365
Tortilla Madness 397
Things That Get Baked 419
Pizza Zone 441
Big Chilis Hot Stews 459
Sweet Thing 481

RiceWhite Black Brown Wild 199
Grain Central Station 237
The Global Noodle 271
Cool Drinks 511
Breakfast Any Time 521
Index 553

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About the author (1997)

DIDI EMMONS is author of Vegetarian Planet. She is the chef at Veggie Planet in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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