Cook Without a Book

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Cook Without a Book

Meatless Meals: Recipes and Techniques for Part-Time and Full-Time Vegetarians

By Pam Anderson; Quentin Bacon (Photographer)

Rodale Books, Hardcover, 9781605291765, 276pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011


There are a lot of compelling reasons to eat less meat these days, but the shift to a totally or even
partly vegetarian lifestyle is easier said than done for many beef, poultry, and fish lovers. In "Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals," best-selling author Pam Anderson encourages readers to eat meat-free a day or two a week and makes it easy to do so with recipes for simple, fun vegetarian and vegan meals that are made from accessible, wholesome ingredients. To help readers prep their kitchens for meatless cooking, she includes tips and techniques for stocking the pantry and refrigerator. Instead of presenting complicated, inflexible recipes, she lays out blueprints with ingredient options for everything from hearty breakfasts and fun salads and sandwiches to satisfying main courses so readers can craft a rewarding dish exactly to their personal tastes.

Colorful, comprehensive, and perfect for parents, caretakers, and singles and couples alike, "Cook"
"without a Book: Meatless Meals" will show all aspiring vegetarians that eating a little (or a lot) less meat can be simple, healthy, and totally delicious.

About the Author
PAM ANDERSON is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Perfect Recipe" for Losing Weight and Eating Great and the best-selling "Perfect Recipes for Having People Over" and The Perfect Recipe, winner of an IACP Award. The monthlyfood columnist for "USA Weekend", she is a contributing editor to "Fine Cooking" and "Runner s World". She is the former executive editor of Cook s Illustrated and teaches cooking classes across the country and appears frequently on TV and radio.

QUENTIN BACON is a top food photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Food & Wine and Real Simple as well as in many cookbooks, including Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Holiday Food by Mario Batali, R.S.V.P. by Nan Kempner, Cakewalk by Margaret Braun, Our Latin Table by Fernando Saralegui, and Dinner After Dark by Colin Cowie. His Web site is