Leafy Greens: An A-To-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More Than 120 Delicious Recipes (Paperback)

An A-To-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More Than 120 Delicious Recipes

By Mark Bittman

Houghton Mifflin, 9781118093870, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2012



Mark Bittman's handy, healthy guide to greens now back in print

Mark Bittman is one of the nation's best-known and most widely respected food writers. The author of the legendary "How to Cook Everything" and "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian," he's a master of the art of simple, healthy home cooking. In this new reissue of "Leafy Greens," he describes and explains more than 30 different types of greens from arugula to kale to wakame (a sea vegetable) and offers healthy recipes for each green along the way. As one blogger celebrating the book recently put it, "it demystifies obscure greens and celebrates overlooked ones."

You'll find more than 120 delicious anti-oxidant-packed recipes for salads, soups, stews, stir-fries, sautes, and more, as well as nutritional information, advice on buying and cooking greens, and which greens make good substitutes for one another.

  • Includes more than 120 savory recipes like Bitter Greens with Bacon, Grilled Radicchio, and Risotto with Arugula and Shrimp
  • Features more than 65 illustrations that help you quickly identify different types of greens
  • Begins with a new Introduction by Mark Bittman

If you love healthy cooking or just love greens, this is your ultimate source for handy information, tasty recipes, and fresh meal ideas.

About the Author

Mark Bittman wrote the "New York Times" column "The Minimalist" for 13 years and now writes for the Times' opinion section as well as the "New York Times Magazine." He is a regular on the "Today" show and has authored more than a dozen cookbooks, including the bestselling "How to Cook Everything" and "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian" (both available as apps), "How to Cook Everything The Basics," and "Food Matters." Learn more at markbittman.com or howtocookeverything.com.