One doesn't generally think of French cuisine as being vegetarian-friendly, yet vegetables are front and center in Clotilde Dusoulier's French Market Cookbook. In this charming new vegetarian cookbook, the Chocolate & Zucchini author highlights seasonal, meatless dishes that anyone can love.
• Who wrote it: Clotilde Dusoulier
• Who published it: Clarkson Potter
• Number of recipes: 90
• Recipes for right now: Eggplant and Black Olive Caviar; Tomato and Tarragon Bread Soup; Zucchini and Apricot Socca Tart; Peach, Almond, and Cardamom Clafoutis; Yogurt Mousse with Raspberries and Lemon Verbena Syrup.
• Other highlights: Written in Clotilde Dusoulier's friendly, thoughtful style, The French Market Cookbook is her take on "the love affair between French cuisine and vegetables." From dishes inspired by traditional regional cooking to newer twists, everything feels fresh, colorful, and special without being overly complicated.
The recipes are arranged by season and sprinkled throughout the book are notes with advice on shopping for vegetables and using various spices, condiments, and other "pantry gems." Dusoulier has also consciously chosen not to rely too heavily on ingredients like cheese, cream, and pasta, so many of the recipes are also friendly to gluten-free and dairy-free diets.
• Who would enjoy this book? Vegetarians, flexitarians, farmers' market denizens, French food lovers, Chocolate & Zucchini fans.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier
• Visit the author's website: Chocolate & Zucchini
• See Clotilde Dusoulier's guest post at The Kitchn: Food Shopping in Paris and Montmartre with Chocolate & Zucchini's Clotilde Dusoulier
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