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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.
The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation
A big, fat book of lovely veggie recipes.
Katzen's combinations of ingredients, flavors, colors and textures are
uniquely her own. Her recipes make clear that vegetables are, without a
doubt, the most flavorful items on a plate. It's a delight to see and cook
alongside her signature illustrations.
This is why we love to cook! says Mollie Katzen, describing one of her
fresh, easy dishes... and her joy in sharing the food she creates shines on
every page in this book.
Mollie Katzen loves you. She wants you to eat her delicious food and go
to bed happy, and she's here to show you how.
This is the lighter, brighter food we want, vegetables in all their
flavorful glory – but hey, it's Mollie, so you'll find the mac and cheese
here, too, all grown up and sophisticated now. And like a good friend,
Mollie wants you to get it right. With fully explained, vivid recipes and
clearly described technique, she shares a lifetime of experience in the
kitchen, and her joy in the food she creates shines from every page in
-Anna Thomas, author of The Vegetarian Epicure
I am not a vegetarian, but I can be happy and contented eating from
Mollie's The Heart of the Plate. Innovative, healthy, polished, and
beautiful, her food will satisfy your soul as well as your belly.
I have always been a gushing fan of Mollie Katzen, but even were I
not, this book would make a convert out of me, committed carnivore
though I am. Her espousal of vegetarian cooking focuses on flavor, taste,
balance – the heart, indeed, of all cooking - and should inspire everyone.
In Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen blazed a trail to more healthful
eating and living. In Heart of the Plate, she illuminates a new world of
nourishing and delicious plant-based food possibilities that will excite
anyone looking for interesting and practical ways to enjoy organic,
flavorful, good-for-you food.
-Andrew Weil, M.D., founder/director of the Arizona Center for
Integrative Medicine, partner in True Food Kitchen, and author of the
True Food cookbook