The only book you’ll ever need on vegetables, with a kaleidoscope of 150+ colorful, innovative recipes for meals of all kinds.
Food writer Alice Zaslavsky has written the definitive guide for everyone—from vegan to carnivore—who is ready to open their kitchen to a world of vegetable possibilities. More than 450 pages detail how to handle any vegetable you might pick up at the farmers' market or store—including a rainbow of more than 150 recipes that put vegetables at the center of the plate.
Uniquely organized by color, this book is filled with countless flavor combinations, rule-of-thumb methods to buy, store, and cook vegetables, recipe shortcuts and tips, and wisdom from more than 50 of the world’s top chefs. In Praise of Veg will help beginners and avid cooks alike turn daily vegetables into easy and delicious meals. This is veg, but not as you know it . . . yet!
ALICE ZASLAVSKY is a cook, writer, vegelante and the friendliest voice in food. She believes that food doesn’t just open mouths, it opens minds too. By helping people find a love of and a confidence with vegetables, she shows that anything is possible in the kitchen—and in life. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Alice grew up in Melbourne, Australia, a city known for its bustling blend of cultures and cuisines. Her cooking is reflective of these many influences, a melting pot of ideas and a riotous vibrancy of flavors that vibrates with joy and vitality. Alice lives on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, with her husband, Nick, and their daughter, Hazel (otherwise known as The Nut).