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#31 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Has anyone seen or cooked from Vegetable Literacy, Deborah Madison's new book and if so, what did you think?

Just picked up at copy last weekend at a local store. It is gorgeous. I haven't had time to really study it yet.



#32 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

Regarding Vegetable Literacy, I had a little bit of free time this weekend and started reading it. I really enjoyed what I read so far. There is a nice summary of each vegetable "family" at the beginning of each chapter, followed by a detailed write-up for each vegetable which includes information about the history, common varieties, nutritional value, recommended preparations, and affinities with other vegetables. Beyond the recipes and the beautiful photography, I can see the book as a great resource on detailed information about each type of vegetable and also as a source of inspiration. It looks very well researched. Seeing the vegetables grouped by family instantly triggers lots of ideas for new dishes.



#33 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

I too have started reading Vegetable Literacy and am about half way into it.  Very pleased with it so far, more so for the information than for the recipes...though there is a very interesting looking carrot cake on page 16.



#34 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

I too have started reading Vegetable Literacy and am about half way into it.  Very pleased with it so far, more so for the information than for the recipes...though there is a very interesting looking carrot cake on page 16.


That carrot cake has caught my eye as well. I've already bookmarked that recipe!

#35 Shel_B

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

This book offers a short memoire and some unusual and creative recipes.  One of my favorite books ...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/0201608251


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#36 Porthos

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

I ordered and received Patricia Wells' Vegetable Harvest. I have only had time to glance through it but it looks very promising. I'm looking for new ways to serve veggies at the Ren Faire feast I cook for. I'll let you all know what results I've had later.


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#37 Denadar

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:35 AM

I have Ottolenghi's "Plenty" which has some really good recipes which even my son, a confirmed omnivore,(think he'd be a carnivore if he could!), really likes.



#38 LindaK

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:21 AM

My wife is in the UK, so I have had River Cottage Veg Everyday and the River Cottage Handbooks for Veg and Herbs sent to her hotel from Amazon UK. They are not available in the US so this was a good opportunity to try some thing different.

 

River Cottage Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was recently released in the U.S.  Amazon link: River Cottage Veg

 

It's tempting, I'd be interested in what you think of it.



 


#39 Ttogull

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

My wife is in the UK, so I have had River Cottage Veg Everyday and the River Cottage Handbooks for Veg and Herbs sent to her hotel from Amazon UK. They are not available in the US so this was a good opportunity to try some thing different.

 
River Cottage Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was recently released in the U.S.  Amazon link: River Cottage Veg
 
It's tempting, I'd be interested in what you think of it.

Maybe you saw it, but the Wash Post had an article about it and some sample recipes.

http://www.washingto...c027_story.html

The tahini dressed veggies intrigue me, but I wasn't sure enough to buy the book. I would also like others' opinions.

#40 ericparkr

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

The Complete book of Vegetables- The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Cooking and Eating Vegetables by Matthew Biggs..







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