Review: Vegetarian Cooking at Home w/The Culinary Institute of America
Last week I arrived home from a day at the restaurant to find a box with a very heavy book in it, Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. What a pleasant surprise.
Anyone who is familiar with my writing knows that I am not a fan of veganism. They also know that I am very respectful of vegetarianism. The difference? Vegetarians are thoughtful, well-informed people who’ve made a lifestyle decision based on a logical catalog of reasons. Vegans tend to be pretentious d-bags who regurgitate the same fraudulent hokum about ethics and equality. Plus vegetarian entrees make great side dishes for us carnivores.
Whether for environmental, political, or health reasons, millions of Americans now follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. But giving up meat doesn’t mean having to give up delicious eating. Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America provides 200 delicious meat-free recipes of the quality and sophistication that the CIA is known for.
You’ll find everything you need here to create incredibly flavorful vegetarian meals, including starters and sides; soups, salads, and sandwiches; breads and baked goods; grain, pasta, and noodle dishes; and main dishes featuring beans, eggs, and meat substitutes.
- Features information on health and nutrition, seasonality, and essential ingredients and equipment in addition to 200 delicious recipes
- Recipes throughout are accompanied by line drawings and gorgeous full-color photography
- A new edition in the series that includes Artisan Breads at Home with The Culinary Institute of America and Italian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America
Drawing on the expertise of the CIA’s professional cooking programs, Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America is a must for anyone who wants to learn to cook satisfying and sophisticated meat-free meals at home.
Katherine Polenz’s recipes are creative and flavorful while Ben Fink’s photography is stunning. This book works equally well as a conversation-starting coffee table book or as a valued tome in your culinary library.