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The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking

Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day


Rodale Books
Available: 04/22/14
7.72 x 9.12 · 288 pages
CDN $37.50 · cl

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Martha Rose Shulman

Martha Rose Shulman's The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking is an accessible, delicious-recipe-packed teaching book designed to give home cooks a plan ("templates") and a language for cooking mouthwatering plant-based meals every day. What is a template? It's a generic recipe for a basic dish-a risotto, a frittata, a rice bowl, a pasta bowl, a soup base-into which you put any suitable combination of vegetables and herbs based on seasonality and availability. By having these basic templates in hand, readers-wherever they live and whatever the season-will be able to prepare meatless dishes simply and easily, making this plan ideal for busy families, working moms, and anyone who wants to be able to put a mouthwatering vegetarian dish on the table, angst-free.

Template cooking-providing a reliable, sensible framework for dishes that can change fluidly with seasonal availability-is enjoying rising popularity in the food world, and Shulman is a Rodale house author and legend. Whether the reader is a working parent trying to decipher the overflowing CSA box or a new vegetarian trying to navigate a world where meals can't be summed up as "steak," "chicken," or "pork chops," The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking, with 125 recipes, is the perfect tool.

Martha Rose Shulman is a prolific cookbook author whose New York Times column, "Recipes for Health," receives over one million page views on NYTImes.com every month; her "Recipes for Health" Facebook page has about 12,600 followers. Her last book, Mediterranean Harvest (Rodale, 2010), was selected by Cooking Light magazine as one of the top vegetarian cookbooks of the past 25 years.