Today’s theme for Back to School Book Week is “Cookbooks.” I have a lot of favorites (you know I’ve talked about my can’t-live-without bread machine cookbook before) but in terms of my most recent love? That would have to be this one:
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. We’re not vegetarians, but I’ve been slowly reducing my meat intake over the last few years, and trying to enjoy fruits and vegetables more. I felt the need to expand my meatless repertoire this summer, and so I grabbed this book from the library, loved it, and bought my own copy (you might remember this amusing communication?)
This is one hugely thick book – I haven’t even made it all the way through yet. The first part has some useful general ideas, and the second (massive) part is a vegetable-by-vegetable reference that I imagine would be really handy for someone trying to figure out how to use some of the more unusual items in their CSA box. I don’t have a CSA box, but I could always do with a good idea or two that might encourage me to try something new from the farmers market.
So far, I’ve made quesadillas from the book (yum!). I’ve got a handful of delicious-sounding potato recipes bookmarked, too.
How about you? Any favorite cookbooks to share?
P.S. See Eren’s original post about Back to School Book Week here.