Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

The tenth anniversary edition of this landmark cookbook, with more than 325,000 copies in print, includes a new introduction from Deborah Madison, America?s leading authority on vegetarian cooking. What Julia Child is to French cooking, Deborah Madison is to vegetarian cooking?a demystifier and definitive guide to the subject. After her many years as a teacher and writer, s The tenth anniversary edition of this landmark cookbook, with more than 325,000 copies in print, includes a new i...

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Title:Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Author:Deborah Madison
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:752 pages pages

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Reviews

  • Jen
    May 16, 2007
    After a student borrowed and lost a page of my favorite spinach tortellini recipe, that I knew had originated from this book, I finally checked it out of the library and loved it. In addition to being one of those ultimate resources where you can go to when you need to remember if aspa...
  • Christopher
    Aug 26, 2008
    This is an essential book for anyone who likes to cook with lots of veggies, whether you're a vegan, a vegetarian, or a confirmed omnivore. The book includes virtually every vegetable you could ever think of, providing a section for each specimen with prep, cooking and storage tips...
  • Alexis
    Jun 04, 2007
    The book's worth it for the butternut squash and tofu stew alone. It is totally delicious. However, a number of the other recipes don't work--especially the baked goods and some of the savory custard tarts if you're not in the southwestern US (a friend there and I have compared results...
  • KA
    Nov 09, 2011
    A great cookbook, truly for everyone: vegetarians, meat-eaters (who will find lots of good side dishes or who can change dishes according to their preferences), kosher-keepers (it's easy to find parve/dairy dishes), and vegans (Madison specifically notes that almost all recipes can be ...
  • Susan
    Jan 06, 2010
    this book is so awesome i can't even begin to describe it because it would take too long. in summary, this book is not just for vegetarians but for anyone who wants to know how to cook non-meat things. most cookbooks use up most of the room for meat recipes leaving other things as just...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 29, 2007
    This is the best cookbook I have ever used. The most useful part of it is the vegetable section, where each fruit or vegetable is listed in alphabetical order, and each section discusses choosing, storage, and preparation of the fruit or vegetable, and then follows with at least one ve...
  • Crystal
    Jun 22, 2009
    Eh. Don't get me wrong. there's a lot of good recipes in here. But so many that involve animal products, especially cheese, which is much harder to replace than milk or yogurt. There's also gluten, which I need to avoid as well. So basically while the recipes cover a wide spectrum of b...
  • Miriam
    Nov 30, 2016
    My aunt, not a fan of cooking, had this on her shelf along with a few other vegetarian cookbooks and a couple for health. I don't know how much she used it -- only one page has notes indicating she tried the recipes. That page is 337, and she made "Basic Green Beans (and Yellow and Pur...
  • Lafcadio
    Jul 31, 2007
    I was hoping for something... different maybe? I'm not sure. I love vegetables, and I wanted to become more proficient in cooking them and with greater variety. This book certainly has plenty of recipes, and they look easy enough and well explained enough. The problem is, I'm not mu...
  • Dianne
    Aug 29, 2007
    I am not a vegetarian; in fact, most of the time I'm carefully watching my carbs. This means that there is a high percentage of this book that I can't even use - all the pasta, rice, grain, bread, bean, and dessert recipes! Why do I rate it so highly, then? It's simple - the vegetab...
  • Jesse Kelly-Landes
    Sep 01, 2007
    This book is an intensive guide to vegetables. However, the reason I love it are the cakes. These might be the best cakes I've ever baked. ...
  • Jessica
    Oct 05, 2007
    My mom has characterized this as "the vegetarian Joy of Cooking," which is pretty accurate. However, it's not just for vegetarians, but for anyone who might ever feel the need to cook some vegetables (or grains, beans, and other non-meat foods). That is to say, EVERYONE SHOULD OWN THIS...
  • Rachel
    Nov 04, 2011
    Hard to say one "read" a cookbook...but I checked this out of the library and enjoyed going through it page by page because I love her chatty tone and pragmatic how-tos with each recipe, as well as general instruction on cooking. She makes "cooking by feel" something that can be learne...
  • Megan
    Feb 21, 2011
    I love this book for two reasons. One, the recipes describe simple ways to make complex and subtle flavors. Think black bean spread with a sniff of smoky chipotle. The simplest lentil soup finished off with a dash of mustard and vinegar. Marjoram-scented tofu salad. Sherry-caramelized ...
  • Rachel
    Mar 23, 2008
    if you like to eat food you will like this book. if you like to cook or wish you knew how you will like this book. if you love to cook and love vegetables and are a nerd this will be your bible. this is my bible. and i am not the only one. sometimes when i have a few extra unplan...
  • LemontreeLime
    Sep 28, 2018
    This is 'joy of cooking' massive, you could press flowers or even tofu with the book itself, but brilliant! Her sauces make me think. A keeper. ...
  • Jensownzoo
    May 10, 2011
    Recently read this cover to cover, making a list of recipes to try in the next few months. Full of winners. I've had this book for a few years and have made several recipes from it and have never been disappointed. I consider this book one of the basic cookbooks that everyone should ha...
  • Amberle
    Jun 13, 2009
    This is by far the most informative cookbook I've encountered. It's clearly the result of a painstaking writing/re-writing and editorial process; every bit of the book, from the index to the individual recipes, is clear and informative without being overly wordy or pedantic. The prose ...
  • Helen
    Jun 07, 2009
    Deborah Madison was the founding chef of The Greens restaurant in San Francisco. While I have most all of her cookbooks this is my absolute favorite. My absolute favorite of any cookbook (except Fanny at Chez Panisse). This is not just for vegetarians. I have yet to make anything in...
  • Jacinda
    Feb 24, 2012
    Best cookbook I own. It's not necessarily because the recipes are the best tasting (don't get me wrong, most are delicious, but I've made better meals from other books); it's more that she offers an excellent balance between gourmet and simplicity. Before I really knew how to cook, I c...
  • Kay
    Sep 25, 2017
    Bought the original in a used bookstore, then upgraded as a first wedding anniversary present. Madison knows whereof she speaks, and has crammed a wide variety of recipes into this book. Great for folks who are learning to cook, great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. ...
  • Vanessa
    May 31, 2013
    This is a very useful recipe to have, because of the instructions for preparing a very wide variety of vegetables. Like any cookbook, there are a few recipes that are not very good. I use the chapter on soups the most, because I do not really collect soup recipes. My only major critici...
  • Loraine
    Oct 15, 2012
    Fabulous book. It's the Joy of Cooking for anyone who cooks from scratch, or wants to learn. Great design & layout, and a near perfect index (by my standards), along with color photographs, make for a beautiful book. Add to that 1,400 recipes laid out in a very accessible format, c...
  • EsEfEm
    Apr 18, 2014
    Wow. This is the most comprehensive cookbook I think I've ever read. I even like it more than Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. A few of the ingredients look expensive/hard to find, but maybe that's just due to where I live. I wish there were more protein based recipes, b...
  • Penny
    Dec 03, 2016
    This is a really solid and densely-packed cookbook that's easy to read, get ideas from, and modify. Madison organizes recipes in a very sensible way, where you go to the section on soup, subsection on winter squash, and find a bunch of different variations all together. She'll tell you...
  • Rebecca Van Wagner
    Jul 23, 2013
    Madison's lentil recipes changed my life. I want to cook my way through this entire book. ...
  • Jonathan Kauffman
    Sep 15, 2017
    The first vegetarian cookbook you should buy and the one on my shelf with the most stains. ...
  • Ty Huard
    Dec 11, 2017
    the title says its for everyone but i feel like it didnt really appeal to me and every other Trans Fluid Octagon. ...
  • Penny Perriguey
    Jan 13, 2018
    This cookbook is great for basic, French-style cooking. There are a lot of good recipes for sauces and condiments. I find that this is not my g0-to cookbook, however. I like my food a little more exotic than this book offers. ...
  • 7jane
    Oct 21, 2017
    (from the 10th anniversary introduction:) "...people come with their old books, pages tattered and stained with soup, inked with comments, and stuck with sticky notes. One, recently returned to me, was signed by all the monks who had used it in their monastery kitchen. The remains of t...