Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

by Deborah Madison

Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony | October 27, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is rated 5 out of 5 by 7.
What Julia Child is to French cooking and Marcella Hazan is to Italian cooking, Deborah Madison is to contemporary vegetarian cooking.  At Greens restaurant in San Francisco, where she was the founding chef, and in her two acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, Madison elevated vegetarian cooking to new heights of sophistication, introducing many people to the joy of cooking without meat, whether occasionally or for a lifetime.  But after her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style.  Now, in a landmark cookbook that has been six years in the making, Madison teaches readers how to build flavor into vegetable dishes, how to develop vegetable stocks, and how to choose, care for, and cook the many vegetables available to cooks today.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published.  The 1,400 recipes, which range from appetizers to desserts, are colorful and imaginative as well as familiar and comforting.  Madison introduces readers to innovative main course salads; warm and cold soups; vegetable braises and cobblers; golden-crusted gratins; Italian favorites like pasta, polenta, pizza, and risotto; savory tarts and galettes; grilled sandwiches and quesadillas; and creative dishes using grains and heirloom beans.  At the heart of the book is the A-to-Z vegetable chapter, which describes the unique personalities of readily available vegetables, the sauces and seasonings that best complement them, and the simplest ways to prepare them.  "Becoming a Cook" teaches cooking basics, from holding a knife to planning a menu, and "Foundations of Flavor" discusses how to use sauces, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars to add flavor and character to meatless dishes.  In each chapter, the recipes range from those suitable for everyday dining to dishes for special occasions.  And through it all, Madison presents a philosophy of cooking that is both practical and inspiring.

Despite its focus on meatless cooking, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is not just for vegetarians: It's for everyone interested in learning how to cook vegetables creatively, healthfully, and passionately.  The recipes are remarkably straightforward, using easy-to-find ingredients in inspiring combinations.  Some are simple, others more complex, but all are written with an eye toward the seasonality of produce.  And Madison's joyful and free-spirited approach to cooking will send you into the kitchen with confidence and enthusiasm.  Whether you are a kitchen novice or an experienced cook, this wonderful cookbook has something for everyone.


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Published: October 27, 2010

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307885763

ISBN - 13: 9780307885760

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! The one cookbook I'll ever need! With it's 1200+ recipes, along with detailed instructions on how to create a vegetarian menu, choose and handle ingredients, and suggestions of accompaniments, Deborah Madison takes us in kitchens around the globe to make us taste excellent foods. Exquisite!
Date published: 2008-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic... I have had this cookbook for years now and it never lets me down. I am not a vegetarian, but I like my veggies, and I like them cooked well. Time and time again, I have refered to Deborah Madison's recipes. It's also practical with lots of suggested sauces & vinaigrettes to accompany vegetables. This book is dogeared and smuged, just like a great cookbook should be.
Date published: 2008-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT Just for Vegetarians Not just for vegetarians, this book has delicious recipes everyone can enjoy. With many meat-eaters eating vegetarian once in a while, and other meateaters cooking for vegetarians, all enlightened cooks will want to add this classic to their collection.
Date published: 2008-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great resource!!! disclosure - I love cookbooks! This book is the "joy of cooking" for vegetables and vegetarian cooking. I've been experimenting with new veggies, and this book is a great starting point for recipes, as well as cooking techniques and information. It's a "go-to" book for me, all the time.
Date published: 2007-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Title is deceiving! Too bad that the word 'vegetarian' is in the title as this is a brilliant book that every cook should have on hand. It is more like 'how to cook and serve food in an excellent way'. Every foodie would enjoy a copy, will become a real classic!
Date published: 2007-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from coconut If I could only have one cookbook, this is the one I would have. What I have gained from this book, is a much better understanding of ingredients and how to use them. The instructions are clear & straightforward, and all the recipes I have tried so far have worked out beautifully for me.
Date published: 2003-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional This book is, as the title states exceptional. From the very simple of the recipies onward the flavor and method is clear, clean, and exceedingly pleasing. This book will satisfy the learned and the just learning alike.
Date published: 2000-10-26

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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

by Deborah Madison

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 27, 2010

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307885763

ISBN - 13: 9780307885760

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What Julia Child is to French cooking and Marcella Hazan is to Italian cooking, Deborah Madison is to contemporary vegetarian cooking.  At Greens restaurant in San Francisco, where she was the founding chef, and in her two acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, Madison elevated vegetarian cooking to new heights of sophistication, introducing many people to the joy of cooking without meat, whether occasionally or for a lifetime.  But after her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style.  Now, in a landmark cookbook that has been six years in the making, Madison teaches readers how to build flavor into vegetable dishes, how to develop vegetable stocks, and how to choose, care for, and cook the many vegetables available to cooks today.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published.  The 1,400 recipes, which range from appetizers to desserts, are colorful and imaginative as well as familiar and comforting.  Madison introduces readers to innovative main course salads; warm and cold soups; vegetable braises and cobblers; golden-crusted gratins; Italian favorites like pasta, polenta, pizza, and risotto; savory tarts and galettes; grilled sandwiches and quesadillas; and creative dishes using grains and heirloom beans.  At the heart of the book is the A-to-Z vegetable chapter, which describes the unique personalities of readily available vegetables, the sauces and seasonings that best complement them, and the simplest ways to prepare them.  "Becoming a Cook" teaches cooking basics, from holding a knife to planning a menu, and "Foundations of Flavor" discusses how to use sauces, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars to add flavor and character to meatless dishes.  In each chapter, the recipes range from those suitable for everyday dining to dishes for special occasions.  And through it all, Madison presents a philosophy of cooking that is both practical and inspiring.

Despite its focus on meatless cooking, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is not just for vegetarians: It's for everyone interested in learning how to cook vegetables creatively, healthfully, and passionately.  The recipes are remarkably straightforward, using easy-to-find ingredients in inspiring combinations.  Some are simple, others more complex, but all are written with an eye toward the seasonality of produce.  And Madison's joyful and free-spirited approach to cooking will send you into the kitchen with confidence and enthusiasm.  Whether you are a kitchen novice or an experienced cook, this wonderful cookbook has something for everyone.


From the Hardcover edition.