Good Question: Good Vegetable-Focused Cookbooks?

Good Question: Good Vegetable-Focused Cookbooks?

Faith Durand
Jun 20, 2007

As the CSA bounty starts rolling in, I'm finding that I have a limited repertoire for the same veggies day in and out. I figure that means I get to buy a cookbook (yay!), so I thought I'd ask for recommendations from AT-K and its readers.

Anyone have any vegetable-heavy cookbooks that they would recommend?

- LauraII

This is a great question. One of our favorite vegetable cookbooks and resources is Elizabeth Schneider's Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference. It's laid out like an encyclopedia with plenty of pictures and background information on pretty much any vegetable you could imagine.

Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters is also a classic, with, of course, a lot of attention paid to seasonality.

Patricia Wells also has a new veggie-focused cookbook out that looks great: Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate. Anything by Deborah Madison is good as well, especially the vegetarian The Greens Cookbook.

Those are our suggestions - enjoy your summer harvest! Anyone else have some cookbook ideas for LauraII?

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