I have had this cookbook for a few years now, but recently started cooking more recipes out of it. Each dish that I have made is truly delicious. Even the recipes that don't look impressive on paper are really tasty. I highly recommend it.
This is one of my "dust off for summer" cookbooks since it has so many wonderful recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients abundant at my summer farmers' market. Like all of Madison's books, the recipes are laid out and written in a very loose and flexible manner allowing the cook to adapt recipes to ingredients they may have on hand.
Fresh produce, herbs, whole grains, and beans and legumes are plentiful in this cookbook. Some of the recipes are a bit labor intensive, but I've found that the basic method for almost all of them can be applied or executed in simpler and quicker ways. Along with the labor-of-love recipes, there are plenty of easy ones fit for the beginner or time-pressed cook.
With summer not far off, this book has already received a dusting and made it into my kitchen. I'm eager to plunge in once again and whip up more of Deborah Madison's tasty creations.
Deborah Madison is an all-time favorite of mine. Her "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" is my go to book for most everything. I give it as a gift to all the young cooks in my life as a house-warming or wedding present.
This book is good for ideas when you don't know what to cook for dinner and especially if you have a load of fresh produce. Just easy and fast.
Yes, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is a great go-to cookbook, perfect especially for people battling with their farmshares! And I love it. But I have honestly gotten more pleasure from this much more humble, slimmer volume. Everything I've cooked from these pages has made me very, very happy.