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EatingWell magazine is well known as a beacon of knowledge and reliability, helping people create a healthy lifestyle in and out of the kitchen--as well as making that lifestyle enjoyable and attainable. EatingWell Vegetables guides both vegetable lovers and novices through the world of produce, including must-know basics, shopping notes, growing advice, and cooking tips on 100 common and less common vegetables, from arugula to yucca. Organized alphabetically by vegetable, the book includes information on seasonality and the health benefits of each vegetable, as well as more than 250 recipes with complete nutrition analysis, all tested by the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Each chapter gives core information on preparation, such as how to roast, steam, or saute each vegetable perfectly. With 200 beautiful color photos of just-picked vegetables, delicious finished dishes, and step-by-step techniques, the book is a guide to the beauty, versatility, and delightful variety of vegetables.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
As vegetables continue to migrate to the center of the plate, well-researched guides such as this one from EatingWell provide needed culinary inspiration. Organized by vegetable type, the chapters begin with helpful overviews, including each vegetable’s origin, its growing season, and how it’s harvested and commonly used in cooking. Preparation tips, quick cooking instructions, storage suggestions, and nutrition information complete the prelude to the recipes. At times, the ideas skew toward the predictable, as with sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon and onions, and potato-leek bisque. Yet there are some genuinely interesting ideas here, such as the Vietnamese broccoli rabe spiked with fish sauce and lime juice; mustard greens and kale with toasted naan; and cider and honey kohlrabi slaw. Food trends such as the cauliflower pizza crust and raw kale salads also get their due. Throughout, bonus tips for growing cucumbers and “stale-ing” bread offer added value. This is a useful addition to a veg-centric cook’s collection. Photos. (June)