Big-flavored vegetarian fare from around the globe, by a James Beard Award– and IACP Award–winning author
Big-flavored vegetarian dishes from around the globe, from the James Beard Award– and IACP Award–winning author Marie Simmons
The best of our vegetarian recipes have always drawn inspiration from other cultures. In Whole World Vegetarian, Marie Simmons follows her culinary wanderlust, bringing together a collection of bold, imaginative dishes and seamlessly adapting them to contemporary tables.
Cooks can expect a wealth of sumptuous options: rice- and corn-stuffed poblano chiles; Greek-style mac-and-cheese with summer squash; Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut dressing. Even the homiest dishes deliver rich rewards, like South American pumpkin–black bean stew with prunes. All have fresh twists: In a zucchini lasagna, squash replaces pasta, and a cold beet soup is replete with chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and apples. A Persian herb omelet gets an unexpected lift with baking powder. From a quick and little-known dip of Iranian yogurt, spinach, and caramelized onions garnished with toasted walnuts to shakshuka, a spicy Tunisian ratatouille crowned with poached eggs and fresh herbs, all become accessible and inviting under Simmons’ guidance.
"With a simple premise—that culinary inspiration in a global society comes from all around the world—Simmons offers this accessible and vibrant collection of meatless recipes. . While international cues are hardly new to vegetarian eaters, this volume ventures beyond the hummus and pasta anteroom into the great mansion of exciting flavors, techniques, and lesser-known ingredients (ajvar, a Serbian pepper sauce epazote; an herb from Central America). Iranian borani (a yogurt and spinach dip with pomegranate seeds), Salvadorian pupusas, and a Georgian salad of tomato, cucumber, and green beans with walnut dressing will introduce readers to new favorites."
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