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MaryMumsy
12-09-2008, 02:48 AM
Any one have any recommendations? I have an acquaintance I want to do something nice for. She is a fish eating vegetarian. I thought perhaps a nice cookbook.

MM

Fraulein
12-09-2008, 03:15 AM
It's not a vegetarian cookbook, but this vegan cookbook called Vegan with a Vengeance is my favorite.
Here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Vengeance-Delicious-Animal-Free-Recipes/dp/1569243581
The recipes are really good, and there are so many things that you can make from scratch.

TerzaRima
12-09-2008, 03:23 AM
Try The Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, both by Mollie Katzen. She has several others out that are good as well, all from a vegetarian or semivegetarian perspective.

MaryMumsy
12-09-2008, 04:28 AM
Thanks, I'll check both authors out.

MM

agfleenor
12-14-2008, 06:09 AM
I completely agree with the "Vegan with a Vengeance" cookbook. I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I love the cookbook. They also have a book called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World," that contains the most delicious cupcake recipes ever.

The people who do those cookbooks really know their stuff.

Bubastes
12-14-2008, 06:16 AM
My favorites are "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian" by Mark Bittman (a good all-purpose cookbook) and "World Vegetarian" by Madhur Jaffrey (for something more exotic). "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" by Deborah Madison is also a classic.

trickywoo
12-14-2008, 07:31 AM
Definitely check out the "Moosewood Cookbook". It's wonderful.

Fraulein
12-14-2008, 10:52 AM
I completely agree with the "Vegan with a Vengeance" cookbook. I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I love the cookbook. They also have a book called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World," that contains the most delicious cupcake recipes ever.

The people who do those cookbooks really know their stuff.I know. :) Her spanikopita recipe is awesome! It calls for tofu, instead of feta, but feta could easily be used.

blacbird
12-14-2008, 12:16 PM
Understanding vegetables, and how they work in cooking, is as important as any cookbook. This is one of the things I like most about Alton Brown, the least pretentious of the TV celeb chefs; he explains food ingredients and how they work when cooked better than anybody. So, cooking vegetarian is totally involved in what individual vegetables do when cooked under various circumstances (most people overcook vegetables, in the assumption you can just toss 'em in with the meat). Plus, there are a multitude of vegetables and herbs you might not think of, that are fabulous in all kinds of veg dishes (tomatillos, lotus root, mirliton/chayote, girasole, salsify, skirret, parsley root, chervil, etc.) You can actually get a lot of useful information on such things from non-vegetarian cookbooks.

caw