Whole World Vegetarian
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.
Praise For Whole World Vegetarian…
"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." --Publishers Weekly —
Harvest, 9780544018457, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
About the Author
The winner of a Julia Child Award and two James Beard Awards, MARIE SIMMONS is a cooking teacher and the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Sur La Table'sThings Cooks Love, Fresh & Fast,The Good Egg, and 365 Ways to Cook Pasta.She was a columnist for Bon Appétitfor eighteen years.