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.
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 this book.