Vegetarian recipes

Cookbook Review: Catalonia

Located in the northeast of Spain, Catalonia borders Frances’s Pyrenees mountains and has a heritage and scenery like no other. In Catalonia, José Pizarro travels from the impressive Gaudi architecture in buzzy Barcelona, to the Roman and Greek ruins in Girona and secluded beaches in Costa Brava to create some of the best-loved dishes.

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Cookbook Review: New Feasts

The Middle Eastern diet (with some regional differences) is largely vegetarian: it relies heavily on vegetables and fruit, herbs and spices and complex carbohydrates, such as pulses and grains. There is some dairy and plenty of olive oil. A limited mount of meat, poultry and fish are eaten, but they are rarely added extras to the daily diet.

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Cookbook Review: Wanderlust Find Your True Fork

There is no diet or approach to food that is right for everyone. The premise of this book is to create a guide for healthy and mindful food choices that can help you feel your best—to find your true fork! These approaches to food are expressed through the stories of exceptional chefs who have navigated their own personal journeys and have chosen a life dedicated to food and its incredible power to nourish us from inside out.

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Cookbook Review: Portland Cooks

Nobody saw it coming, the national preoccupation with Portland’s food scene. What was newsworthy elsewhere was simply the way of life. Portland, it turns out, was on the cutting edge without ever trying to be, and now the city is synonymous with DIY scrappiness, rule-breaking creativity, and a die-hard collaborative spirit.

Portland Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of the city’s most popular restaurants and bars. Through their recipes, these chefs and bartenders offer a glimpse of what goes into your favourite dishes and drinks. And together, their stories paint a portrait of what makes life in Portland so delicious.

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Cookbook​ Review: Posh Kebabs

From the original Turkish doner to Indonesian satay, everyone loves a kebab. Featuring over 70 simple recipes for everything from brochette to shashlik to souvlaki, Posh Kebabs takes you on a global tour of flavours and ingredients. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Little Book of Jewish Appetizers

First in a series of elegant little books exploring Jewish culinary traditions, this perfect hostess gift or self-treat takes us through the most social part of the meal: the appetizers. From nibbles and salads to dips and meatballs, more than 25 inspired, modern starters draw from global Jewish influences. Rounding out this lovely and informative resource are vibrant photographs and helpful sidebars featuring tips on how to build a Jewish cheese plate, what foods to buy rather than make, and more. Don’t expect reverence: with a wink and a nod to classic Jewish dishes, borscht has been reinvented as crostini and gefilte fish cleverly crisped into fritters. Dainty in size but mighty in delicious recipes, this book is a treasure for the nosh crowd. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Graze

Grazing is an great way to eat. It means skipping from dish to dish, tasting different things without committing to a single one. It’s about creating multiple dishes that work together as a meal, that all share a theme, an aesthetic. When she entertains, or even pulls together a quick dinner for just two, food stylist Suzanne Lenzer enjoys this tapas-style of eating—and with her guidance, you can too.

When it comes to making small plates at home, start with cheese and charcuterie, but then combine this classic with a few easy dishes that make a meal special. Try your hand at recipes like chickpea fries with Meyer lemon-scented aioli; roasted beet tartare with cheese and pistachios; kale, spinach, and Pecorino pizza slivers; sardine bruchetta with fennel and preserved lemons; scallop and plum ceviche with tarragon; and lemon-lavender posset—to name just a few.

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Cookbook Review: Vegetarian Heartland

In Vegetarian Heartland, photographer and blogger Shelly Westerhausen presents 100 wholesome, meatless recipes for everything from drinks to desserts. Organized by the adventures that make a weekend special—picnics, brunch, camping and more—this beautifully photographed book will inspire folks to eat well, wherever their vegetarian ventures lead them.

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Cheddar, apple and celeriac salad 

The latest, and most expansive, tome from the team at Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Devon, England–based River Cottage cooking school and restaurants is an alphabetical guide to some of their most commonly used ingredients, with accompanying recipes.

With more than three hundred entries covering vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, meat, fish, fungi, foraged foods, pulses, grains, dairy, oils and vinegars, the River Cottage A to Z is a compendium of all the ingredients the resourceful modern cook might want to use in their kitchen. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Spanish Made Simple

Spanish food has never been more popular or more influential, from the city of San Sebastian in northern Spain which counts a massive 16 Michelin stars to the markets of Madrid and ubiquitous tapas bars. It’s also incredibly easy to make at home.

In Spanish Made Simple, Omar Allibhoy, the man behind the Tapas Revolution chain of restaurants in the UK, guides you through the basics of 100 key Spanish dishes. All of the ingredients are available from grocery stores and you don’t need to be an expert cook.

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