The Heart of the Plate

The Heart of the Plate

Vegetarian Recipes for A New Generation

Book - 2013
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With The Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked and brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream. In The Heart of the Plate , she completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes -- her "absolutely most loved." Her new cuisine is light, sharp, simple, and modular; her inimitable voice is as personal, helpful, clear, and funny as ever. Whether it's a salad of kale and angel hair pasta with orange chili oil or a seasonal autumn lasagna, these dishes are celebrations of vegetables. They feature layered dishes that juxtapose colors and textures: orange rice with black beans, or tiny buttermilk corn cakes on a Peruvian potato stew. Suppers from the oven, like vegetable pizza and mushroom popover pie, are comforting but never stodgy. Burgers and savory pancakes -- from eggplant Parmesan burgers to zucchini ricotta cloud cakes -- make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting. "Optional Enhancements" allow cooks to customize every recipe. The Heart of the Plate is vibrantly illustrated with photographs and original watercolors by the author herself.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547571591
0547571593
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 Kat
Characteristics: 456 p. : col. ill.

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EuSei Oct 21, 2015

This is most definitely not a vegetarian book: lots of butter, milk and eggs. Vegetarians eat none of the above. Some interesting and very simple recipes, but not a lot to tempt the palate.

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marydave
Jan 31, 2014

I was hoping for straightforward; these recipes use unusual ingredients and are complex. Molly waxes critical of the beans & grains casseroles of yore - I still prefer them!

lppires Oct 18, 2013

I just started making recipes from this book and so far I am very pleased with the results. There's a lot to recipes to browse and I love the recommendations she gives at the end of each one to improve the dishes. I recently became vegetarian and this book is a great source of inspiration for nutritional and tasty dishes. My family has approved and I will keep testing more and more recipes. I give it 5 stars and highly recommend even if you are vegan as she gives alternatives to make the recipes friendly to this diet as well.

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