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Vegetarian Classics : 300 Essential Recipes for Every Course and Every Meal
Published: May 8, 2001
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Although it's true that vegetarianism passed through an unfortunate period when it was best known for dishes like soybean, brown rice, and sunflower seed casseroles, Jeanne Lemlin's Vegetarian Classics offers fresh, flavorful, healthy,
meatless wonders like Roasted Red Pepper Hummus; Romaine with Apples, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese; and Classic Vegetable Pot Pie. Lemlin's vegetarian dishes will appeal to everyone. Even if you're a meat eater, Lemlin reminds us, you still need side dishes
and starters, and sometimes even a vegetarian meal.
Lemlin's recipes are simple and easy to follow, and very few require any advance preparation. A glossary covers the more unusual ingredients she uses, but there's nothing more outrageous here
than tomatillos, couscous, and wasabi. A family-friendly collection, Lemlin includes favorites such as Classic Currant Scones, Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise, and Baked Macaroni and Smoked Cheese, but she'll also spice up
your repertoire with dishes such as Crunchy Thai Noodle Salad, Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk, and Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread.
In a culinary world full of complicated food that takes forever to prepare, Lemlin's Vegetarian
Classics is a breath of fresh air--whether you're looking for purely vegetarian menus or just quick and easy recipes for delectable meals. --Leora Y. Bloom
From Publishers Weekly
In this ideal starter book, Lemlin (Vegetarian Pleasures; Simple
Vegetarian Pleasures) presents the comfort foods that have sustained the vegetarian movement for the past 40 years. She introduces the new vegetarian to staples like bulgur, wheat berries and rice in a helpful guide to ingredients, along with a few
standard recipes such as Classic Tabbouli, Classic Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Classic Lentil Soup. Yet Lemlin isn't puritanical; eschewing the heavy lentil and sunflower-seed... read more
Jeanne Lemlin sets the
standard for accessible and appealing vegetarian cooking. With Vegetarian Classics, Jeanne offers her most useful and comprehensive book to date: an essential collection of 300 no-fail recipes for soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, calzones,
casseroles, stir-fries, stove-top dishes, sides, snacks, desserts, and breakfasts. Here you'll find the very best renditions of such classic meat-free dishes as Lentil Soup, Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragu, and Vegetable Curry -- as well as such new and
updated favorites as Provencal Green Bean Salad, Penne with Garlicky Butternut Squash, and White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake. Each recipe is deeply satisfying and surprisingly simple, reflecting Jeanne's trademark dedication to uncomplicated
techniques and unparalleled flavor.
So whether you are a vegetarian hoping to add new zest to your recipe repertoire, or even a meat eater who enjoys good, honest food, Vegetarian Classics is sure to provide an indispensable bounty of great
recipes and insightful methods that will elevate your cooking from ordinary to exceptional.
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