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Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, The

 
 
 
 
Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, The
Author: Peter Berley
ISBN 13: 9780060989118
ISBN 10: 60989114
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Publication Date: 2004-09-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $21.99
 
 

While many cookbooks emphasize the end product—the fancy dish—or analyze the nutritional value of food as fuel, The Vegetarian Kitchen focuses on how the simple act of cooking food can nourish one's life. It journeys through the seasons with 225 recipes that feature each ingredient at its peak, including: Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder, Hearts of Romaine with Creamy Miso Dressing, Fresh Asian-Style Whole-Wheat Noodles in Dashi, Baby Artichokes in White Wine, Lemon and Herbs, Pear-Cranberry Crisp, and Rustic Country Breads.

The much-admired cooking instructor and former chef of Angelica Kitchen, one of New York City's finest vegetarian restaurants, Peter Berley crafts the recipes with great attention to detail, so that each one provides a wealth of technique and background information. He truly inspires both novice and experienced cooks and his book brings a new level of understanding to vegetarian cuisine.

Deborah Madison

Peter Berley's commitment to home cooking is clearly a strong one. The recipes—and information—in this book will serve the home cook well indeed.