Tassajara is a remote zen center and retreat near Big Sur, California. Despite the title, Tassajara Dinners & Desserts includes recipes for every part of the meal, with a mix of classic recipes and unusual options
Unlike 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.
Ken 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.
Established 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.
Not only is Italian cuisine my favorite, but I've always felt that it is one of the best for vegetarians. Pizza and pasta provide foundations for all kinds of meatless toppings and sauces, and the sky is pretty much the limit. But even I was surprised by the variety of recipes in The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook, by Jack Bishop.
As 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 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.
The original Moosewood Cookbook, published in 1977, was one of the bibles of vegetarian cooking, and its subsequent editions have never failed to please.
When you think of gourmet recipes, you probably imagine long ingredient lists and complicated instructions. Fortunately, it is not only possible but downright easy to make many delicious vegetarian dishes with a handful of ingredients.
In The Vegetarian Bistro, Marlena Spieler provides information and anecdotes about eating in different French regions alongside 250 traditional and adapted vegetarian dishes.