V Is for Vegetables

V Is for Vegetables

Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks, From Artichokes to Zucchini

Book - 2015
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James Beard Award winner for Vegetable-Based Cooking
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR The Atlantic , Cooking Light , Chicago Tribune , The Daily Meal , Food + Wine , Food Republic , Los Angeles Times , Newsday , NPR , Washington Post
One of America's most highly acclaimed chefs gives us more than 150 simple recipes and techniques for imaginative vegetable cooking at home.
Gramercy Tavern's Executive Chef Michael Anthony believes a cook's job is to create delicious flavors and healthy meals. Written for the home cook, and featuring both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, V IS FOR VEGETABLES celebrates the act of cooking vegetables he loves. Anthony shows how unlocking the secrets of vegetables can be as simple as roasting a beet, de-knobbing a Jerusalem artichoke, peeling a gnarly celery root, slicing a bright radish, washing a handful of just-picked greens.
V IS FOR VEGETABLES is personal, accessible, and beautiful. Its charming A to Z format celebrates vegetables in richly detailed illustrations, glorious food photographs, and lots of helpful how to do it techniques. Recipes include crispy composed salads, fresh herb sauces, satisfying warm gratins, vibrant stews, simple saut'ed greens over a bowl of grains, and veggies with meat and fish, too.
V IS FOR VEGETABLES delivers the tools to transform and conquer the vegetables in a CSA basket, from the farmers market, and even the grocery store. It is an eye-opening book for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Little, Brown & Company,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316373357
Branch Call Number: 641. 65 ANT
Characteristics: 374 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Kalins, Dorothy - Author

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Jul 03, 2016

The photos and illustrations in this book are beautiful.

fillups May 23, 2016

I love this cookbook!! While the title might lead you to think that this is a vegetarian cookbook, it's not. There are occasional dishes with meat featured (like chicken soup). However, it IS a great primer on a lot of techniques and simple recipes for how to prepare vegetables in unique and different ways. For example, the roasted cauliflower recipe includes both top of the stove frying as well as in the oven roasting. The combination is easy and turns out beautifully. As others have indicated, the vegetables are organized alphabetically and there is a brief introduction before the 1-3 recipes for each vegetable. The beautiful photographs are integrated into each vegetable's section. A beautiful and useful book for picking up great ideas and techniques that can be expanded upon or are delicious just on their own.

LMcShaneCLE Apr 26, 2016

A-Z compendium of ideas to help perk up those vegetables as entrees and side dishes. Lovely photos.

DPLjosie Jan 19, 2016

Great ideas for a variety of vegetables. If you are stumped by your CSA box, or looking for a new twist on an old favorite, check this book out!

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JoanneTravis
Dec 29, 2015

A beautiful book filled with lovely recipes for vegetables from A to Z. Lots of little tidbits about each vegetable prior to the recipes make you want to try some you may have never considered before.

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