Vegetable Literacy

Vegetable Literacy

Exploring the Affinities and History of the Vegetable Families, With 300 Recipes

eBook - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light.

Destined to become the new standard reference for cooking vegetables, Vegetable Literacy, by revered chef Deborah Madison, shows cooks that vegetables within the same family, because of their shared characteristics, can be used interchangeably in cooking. For example, knowing that dill, chervil, cumin, parsley, coriander, anise, and caraway come from the umbellifer family makes it clear why they're such good matches for carrots, also an umbel. With stunning images from the team behind Canal House cookbooks and website, and 150 classic and exquisitely simple recipes, such as Savoy Cabbage on Rye Toast with GruyèreCheese; Carrots with Caraway Seed, Garlic, and Parsley; and Pan-fried Sunchokes with Walnut Sauce and Sunflower Sprouts; Madison brings this wealth of information together in dishes that highlight a world of complementary flavors.

Baker & Taylor
A leading authority on vegetarian cooking reveals shared characteristics that enable vegetables in the same family to be used interchangeably to complement other flavors, providing 150 classic and simple recipes including Tomato Soup with Cilantro and Saffron Rice and Savory Buckwheat Crepes with Mushrooms and Sorrel Sauce. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781607741923
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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It's easy to get into a food and cooking rut. These recipes will introduce you to new ways to prepare interesting vegetables.


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Jul 20, 2016

This is a book both for cooks and gardeners. She divides up vegetables into families and writes a beautiful essay introduction for each group. The details are insightful, informative and enticing, making me see old standbys in a new light and encouraging me to try new varieties. As a gardener, I love the way she writes poetically about flower forms, leaf structures and growing habits.

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JoanneTravis
Jan 12, 2016

Deborah Madison knows her vegetables. I own a few of her cookbooks and this one was very informative. Detailed information on numerous varieties of our most used veggies with lovely pairing suggestions to make them even more versatile.

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sdelao
Jun 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this because I am looking for new ways to prepare some of my favorite veggies...and author Deborah Madison is the doyenne of greens!

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