Thanks to her public television cooking show, Toni Fiore is one of the best-known vegetarians in the United States. Her cookbook carries the same name as the show, Totally Vegetarian, and features 200 of her favorite recipes, as well as a wealth of information for vegetarian cooks.
"Vegetarian Cooking for Every Day" offers an introduction to vegetarianism and vegetarian cooking along with dozens of mostly quick, mostly vegan, mostly easy, and all healthy recipes.
Originally published in 1997 and updated for a 10th anniversary edition, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone has long been one of my favorite cookbooks. Deborah Madison cooked at Chez Panisse before founding Greens in 1979, a landmark restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though she is not a vegetarian, Deborah Madison knows good food, knows how to cook it, and, most importantly, knows how to teach others to do the same.
The Middle East is a vast region that includes numerous countries, cultures, and religions, but many of the primary ingredients used are shared due to similar climates and even some ancestry. In Vegetarian Dishes from Across the Middle East, Arto der Haroutunian does an admirable job of bringing together a collection of recipes from these far-ranging countries.