Anna Thomas's first cookbook, The Vegetarian Epicure, spoke to a generation of young people like herself who wanted a meatless diet, yet also wanted to enjoy delicious food. Anna's latest book of all-new vegetarian recipes, Love Soup, embraces the most enduring comfort food and places it in the center of the table. "From my kitchen to yours," Anna says, "here are the best soups I've ever made." One hundred soups--all of them vegetarian and many vegan--are organized to help you cook through the seasons. There are hearty winter soups, refreshing summer soups, and filling one-pot meals--try a black bean and squash soup in the fall, smoky eggplant soup in midsummer, or wild mushroom soup for the holidays. Menus present easy soup suppers, and a generous portion of Love Soup is devoted to Anna's favorite recipes for breads, salads, hummus, and other nibbles that can turn a bowl of soup into a relaxed meal to share with friends. Throughout, Anna offers advice on shopping, seasoning, tasting, and becoming a cook. With soups that delight and nourish, Anna invites us all into the kitchen, reminding us of the joy and good sense of home cooking.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of "the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine" (Chicago Sun-Times). Anna Thomas's Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks have sold millions of copies and inspired generations. Now she describes her love affair with the ultimate comfort food. "From my kitchen to yours," Thomas says, "here are the best soups I've ever made." Her wonderfully creative recipes make use of fresh, seasonal produce--try black bean and squash soup in the fall, smoky eggplant soup in midsummer, or seductively perfumed wild mushroom soup for Christmas. Silky puree or rib-sticking chowder--each recipe has room for variation, and nearly all are vegan-friendly. Love Soup also provides recipes for breads, hummus, pesto, salads, and homey desserts--and simple menus that put soup at the heart of the meal. Throughout, Thomas offers expert advice on shopping, seasoning, tasting, becoming a cook. With soups that delight and nourish, Thomas invites us all into the kitchen, to the most old-fashioned food and the newest, to the joy and good sense of home cooking.
Can we all sit down and have dinner together? For years, Anna Thomas's fans have cooked from her trailblazing vegetarian cookbooks. Now, Anna turns her thoughts to that larger question. We are eating differently: your daughter is a vegan, or you are but your in-laws don't think it's dinner without meat, or you're hosting Thanksgiving for a mixed group... In this timely and useful new book, Anna offers her solutions for reuniting our divided tables. "My idea is simple," says Anna. "Start with the food everyone eats, design a meal or a dish around that, then expand and elaborate with just the right amounts of the right cheeses, meats, or fish for your omnivores. Everyone feels welcome, and we eat the same meal--but in variations." Anna shows us how to cook for today's table, with over 150 recipes for all tastes, and menus for every occasion. For a casual evening with friends, Farro with Lentils and Lavender served with Ratatouille from the Charcoal Grill makes a beautiful vegan supper--and also pairs wonderfully with garlic-and-herb rubbed lamb chops for the omnivores. Anna's crowd-pleasing Easy Fish Soup begins as a robust vegetable soup, with seafood added five minutes before serving--an ideal two-way dish. A vegetarian Lemon Risotto with Sautéed Fresh Fava Beans is perfect on its own, and can easily take on tender shrimp. For dessert, have vegan Pumpkin Gingerbread and add vanilla ice cream, or serve a delectable Dark Chocolate Almond Bark studded with ginger and dried cherries. Anna's festive "Thanksgiving for Everyone" menu centers on a sumptuous Polenta Torta with Roasted Squash and onion marmalade, surrounded by an array of seasonal vegetables--all pairing equally well with roast turkey for the traditionalists. "Taco Night at Home" allows everyone to design their perfect meal, mixing and matching from a spread of Spicy Black Beans, Poblano Peppers with Portobello Mushrooms, Carnitas, and Guajillo Chile Salsa. Anna's exuberant Mediterranean mezze menu is a relaxed summer party, featuring vegan Roasted Eggplant and Poblano Chile Spread with flatbread, Tabbouleh with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemon, Charred Zucchini with Lemon and Mint, and Baked Lamb Kibbeh Wedges for the omnivores. With dishes inspired by the vibrant produce of farmers' markets, Anna shares her love of cooking and of hospitality. Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore shows us how to navigate a world of change, and bring all our friends and family together at one big, generous table.
262 recipes that bring vegetarian cooking to new gastronomic heights with talk about good food, the art of making fine breads, and menus designed to make every meal a delight and a celebration of life.
Here are 325 glorious new recipes from Anna Thomas, whose fresh and delicious approach to vegetables and other fruits of the earth has made her first Vegetarian Epicure a classic--inspiring vegetarians to new culinary heights and giving non-vegetarians a source of wonderful dishes without meat. Now she is back with a whole new and rich variety of dishes for every occasion. Her Vegetarian Epicure Book Two--with its forays into foreign cuisines, its menu ideas from many countries, its superb creations from her own kitchen--will be a joy to every good cook.
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