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Title:
Vegetables every day : the definitive guide to buying and cooking today's produce, with more than 350 recipes
Author:
Bishop, Jack.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060192211
Format :
Book

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Central Library TX801 .B58 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The fresh vegetable sections in most supermarkets, farmers' markets, and gourmet groceries are overflowing with an amazing range of produce, both familiar and exotic. Consumers are tempted by kale and kohlrabi, taro and tomatillos, bok choy and burdock, along with all the familiar choices. Now acclaimed cookbook author and food writer Jack Bishop offers a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to this bounty of produce, complete with selection tips, preparation instructions, and hundreds of recipes for more than sixty-six commonly available vegetables. With Bishop's expert advice, you'll learn how to coax the very best flavor from every vegetable, whether it's a carrot, cauliflower, or cardoon. Wondering how and when to buy the sweetest green beans? Bishop suggests buying at the height of summer, and selecting beans that are crisp and slim (older, thicker beans will be mealy and bland). Confused about how to cook the spring's first sorrel? Bishop offers such unique and delicious dishes as Sorrel and Potato Soup and Sorrel Frittata. These recipes -- like all 350 in the book -- are clear and uncomplicated, ensuring success for even the novice cook. So whether you are looking for a salad or side dish, a vibrant main course, or simply great mashed potatoes, you are sure to find it in this essential kitchen companion. We all know that vegetables are the key to healthful eating -- now it's time to discover how great they can taste, each and every day!


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This new cookbook by the author of Pasta e Verdura is for cooks who want to broaden their repertoire of side dishes and capitalize on the abundant produce now available in grocery stores. Not sure how to cook fresh beets? Want your family to try mashed malanga instead of potatoes? Bishop gives helpful instructions on selection, seasonality, cleaning and simple preparation techniques (especially grilling, braising and stir-frying). Readers should know that this is not a vegetarian cookbook offering a breadth of entr‚es (in fact, beans, except for fava beans, aren't even included), but rather an unadorned volume that offers an exciting twist on foods we know are good for us but often ignore. Simplicity and ease are the hallmarks of this cookbook; however, there are a few idiosyncrasies for the reader to adapt to: the table of contents is alphabetized, but the system is sometimes counterintuitive (squashes are categorized by seasonÄ"Winter Squash and Pumpkin" and "Zucchini and Other Summer Squash"Äbut that's a minor quibble). Many of the salad recipes, such as Moroccan Fennel and Grapefruit Salad with Olives, are inspired, and many ethnic cuisines are represented, though, unfortunately, none in great depth. Cooks who love to read cookbooks will find the streamlined text lacking in historical anecdotes and nutritional information, which would certainly add to the book's health-conscious appeal. Agent, Angela Miller. (Apr.) Forecast: While useful as a guide to selection and basic preparation, this book won't appeal to the many cooks who, pressed for time, look for more comprehensive volumes. However, this title is a natural sell to vegetarians, and enough of them may be interested to produce healthy sales. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Bishop is a senior editor of Cook's Illustrated and author of several other cookbooks celebrating vegetables (Pasta e Verdura). While "definitive" is something of an overstatement, his latest title provides hundreds of recipes and basic information on choosing, storing, and cooking more than 60 vegetables, from the familiar to the still-exotic (calabaza and cardoons, for example). The recipes the majority are side dishes, but there are some main courses, too are quick and simple, just the thing for today's busy cooks. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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