500 Greatest-Ever Vegetarian RecipesAuthor: Valerie Ferguson
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: October 2005
Features 500 inspirational recipes for all occasions, from simple soups, appetizers and salads to main coures and elegant dinner-party dishes Professional advice and guidance on techniques tells you everything you need to know about preparing vegetables and pulses Includes a full-colour guide to the inspiring range of fresh and healthy ingredients that make vegetarian food so appetizing Prepare delicious meals in minutes with quick and easy dishes, using seasonal produce or store-cupboard stand-bys Enjoy classic dishes, such as Wild Mushroom Soup, Falafel, Potato Gnocchi and Vegetable Crumble, as well as stylish, contemporary creations like Courgette, Mushroom & Pesto Panino or Summer Herb Ricotta Flan This classic volume features 500 inspiring vegetarian recipes to suit all tastes and occasions. Over 550 colour illustrations of the finished dishes and techniques, plus superbly clear instructions throughout, ensure that each recipe is presented and in an easy-to-follow format which guarantees success every time.The book contains everyday items, such as dairy produce, pasta, rice, beans and fresh vegetables, as well as introducing new or unusual foods, including tempeh, Indian dhals, polenta, exotic vegetables, wild mushrooms and seaweeds. It also celebrates international flavours in everything from satisfying Italian soups and quick Chinese stir-fries to Greek filo pies and spicy Thai curries.In this book you will find recipes for every occasion - you can rustle up mouthwatering meals in minutes using fresh or store-cupboard ingredients for quick midweek meals, or create sumptuous feasts with a stunning selection of dinner-party dishes that will impress your family and friends.Vegetarian cooking is renowned for its focus on fresh seasonal produce - what could be more delightful than a Chilled Tomato & Sweat pepper Soup followed by an elegant Twice-baked Spinach, Mushroom & Goat's Cheese Roulade, accompanied by a colourful array of salads for a summer al fresco lunch? Or warm yourself on a cold winter's night with a hearty Sweetcorn & Potato Chowder and comforting Leek, Mushroom & Lemon Risotto.The book features many classics including Ratatoulle Pancakes, Pizza Margherita, Mushroom Gougere and Vegetarian Cassoulet, alongside more adventurous combinations such as Jamaican Black Bean Pot with its Caribbean flavours, Thai Vegetable Curry suffused with aromatic spices, and elegant Wild Mushroom Brioche with an Orange Butter Sauce. There are also recipes for all tastes from mild and creamy dips to fiery hot Chilli Cheese Tortilla with Salsa.With over 500 superb colour photographs, clear and simple instructions and a comprehensive collection of tempting recipes, this book is essential for anyone who appreciates good food, vegetarian style.