Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Review: Moosewood Cookbook, 40th Anniverary Edition by Mollie Katzen

Book Synopsis:
The Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food. A classic listed as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time by the New York Times, this 40th anniversary edition of Mollie Katzen's seminal book will be a treasured addition to the cookbook libraries of fans young and old.

In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time–listed by the New York Times as one of the best- selling cookbooks in history, inducted into the James Beard Award Cookbook Hall of Fame, and coined a Cookbook Classic by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Mollie’s Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to fall in love with plant-based home cooking, and, on the fortieth anniversary of that initial booklet, continues to be a seminal, timely, and wholly personal work. With a new introduction by Mollie and fresh, new packaging (including high-end paper, built- to-last binding–plus a lovely hard-cover option) this commemorative edition will be a cornerstone for any cookbook collection that long-time fans and those just discovering Moosewood Cookbook will treasure. 


My Review:
I have been a vegetarian for many years.  The Moosewood Cookbook was one of the first vegetarian cookbooks I ever bought.  I am delighted to rediscover this 40th Anniversary Edition.  It is such a big, beautiful book!  

This cookbook has the same loving, unique design, with hand lettered recipes and charming illustrations.  The look is truly special.

Best of all, of course, are the recipes!  You will find:
Soups
Salads
Sauces and Dips
A Few Baked Things and Sandwiches
Entrees
Desserts

The recipes are step by step, with basic real food ingredients and easy to follow directions.  I have cooked with Moosewood many times and you truly cannot go wrong with these recipes.  This is an essential vegetarian cookbook, and your kitchen - and you - will be happier with this addition to your cookbook shelf.  Very highly recommended - five stars!

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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