Friday, January 05, 2007

Reading cookbooks

I've been reading cookbooks lately. There was a time when I was obsessed with mysteries (Robert B. Parker, John Lescroart), and Montessori education but these days it's vegetarian and vegan cooking.

We are not vegetarian, nor are we vegan. But the cookbooks I've come across recently have a wealth of information that help inspire cooking healthy, quick and cheap (!) meals that satisfy and taste good too!

Here's a sample:

The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean, a celebration of the world's most healthful foods
by Sheryl and Mel London
This book has a neat layout. It introduces each grain or bean with a historial analysis, discusses its uses (or lack of uses) from the contemporary (American) perspective, and then provides a series of recipes that cover all meals throughout the day.

The One-Pot Vegetarian Dishes
by Amy Cotler
I like the way this author writes. She writes like the Urban Peasant, and the recipes are so easy!

The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free dishes from the healthiest region under the sun
by Donna Klein
Just reading this book gives you the impression you live in the Mediterranean region; you can almost feel the sun and taste the freshness!

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