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bullet coverThe Minimalist Cooks at Home
Recipes That Give You More Flavor From Fewer Ingredients in Less Time

by Mark Bittman

This book from the author of the New York Times column "The Minimalist" features great recipes designed to help home cooks make more with less. Using just the essentials helps to speed preparation and minimize waste, and you get to fully appreciate the taste of each ingredient. The author draws his inspiration from the world's cuisine, so even the most sophisticated chef will be enthralled with this cookbook. Each recipe also includes great ideas for twists and modifications that are almost too simple to think of yourself. The results are often astonishing. It's also perfect for someone like me who doesn't always have the most extensively stocked kitchen. -- ROBERT STRICKLAND

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0767909267)



bullet coverThe Moosewood Cookbook

by Mollie Katzen

When I first began to cook for myself, this was one of my culinary bibles. So much "natural" food at the time so obviously favored healthiness over flavor that it felt more like a duty than a pleasure to make and eat it. Moosewood helped change all that by opening people's eyes to the many possibilities for meatless meals to be delicious, healthy, kind to the planet -- and to celebrate the foods of other cultures. This new revised version maintains that spirit, while re-working classic Moosewood recipes in a lighter style, and providing new recipes that carry on that great tradition. -- SARAH EDWARDS-SCHMIDT

Buy from Amazon paperback (ISBN: 1580081304)



bullet cover Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes
A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up

by Mollie Katzen, Ann L. Henderson (Contributor)

This great cookbook is written like a comic book so that kids can do it all -- or almost all -- by themselves. -- LAWRIE MOTT

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 1883672066)



bullet cover Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

by Deborah Madison

I'd like to spread the word about this book because it has recipes for the random veggies you bought on impulse at the farmer's market (Jerusalem artichokes seemed like a good idea, but now what...). Madison offers reliable recipes for stews and stir-fries and the best lentils I've ever had. A well-organized cookbook, with sauces and dressings in their own chapter and recommended as accompaniments to each recipe. -- KATE BRAUMAN

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0767900146)



bullet coverChez Panisse Vegetables

by Alice L. Waters

Lots of interesting and relatively easy ideas to make plain old veggies truly impressive and delicious. -- LAWRIE MOTT

Buy from Amazon hardcover (ISBN: 0060171472)



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