The Accidental Vegetarian

The Accidental VegetarianUnlike most chefs who know how to cook before starting restaurants, Simon Rimmer bought a vegetarian restaurant and then learned to cook. I've never had the pleasure of eating at either of his restaurants, but if the cookbook they inspired is anything to go by, they are undoubtedly excellent.

The Bold Vegetarian Chef

The Bold Vegetarian ChefKen Charney's cookbook starts out with 10 pages of "tips, tools, techniques, and ingredients for a bold vegetarian kitchen," from how to master marinades to the easiest way to peel tomatoes. The rest of the book includes more than 200 recipes divided into 11 chapters.

The Chicago Diner Cookbook

The Chicago Diner CookbookEstablished in 1983 by Jo Kaucher and Mickey Hornick, The Chicago Diner is a vegetarian jewel in a traditionally meat-loving city. Most of the recipes in The Chicago Diner Cookbook are vegan, though a few dairy products show up here and there.

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook

The Meat Lover's Meatless CookbookAs you might guess from the title, The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook is not written for vegetarians - or even by a vegetarian - but rather for meat eaters who want to eat some vegetarian meals. Carnivore Kim O'Donnel decided to give Meatless Mondays a try and wanted to make sure that what she was eating was just as tasty and filling as the meat-based dishes she would normally consume. She succeeded.

The Modern Vegetarian

The Modern VegetarianThe title of this vegetarian cookbook is eye-catching, and the content doesn't disappoint. This collection of 120 recipes offers unusual flavor pairings and unique presentation ideas - it's fun just to read through it.