The Occasional Vegetarian by Elaine Louie
100 Delicious Dishes That Put Vegetables at the Center of the Plate

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In The Occasional Vegetarian, Elaine Louie provides pieces from her popular New York Times column, "The Temporary Vegetarian," which features recipes from a wide variety of chefs who reveal the vegetarian dishes they like to cook at their restaurants and at home. You'll find a recipe for cranberry bean and kale soup from one chef's mother; an almond grape "white" gazpacho recipe brought back from Catalonia, Spain; and an endive cheese tart inspired by a Frenchwoman who one cook and his wife met aboard a train.

Other tempting recipes include Catalan-Style Radicchio and White Beans; Persian Herb Frittata; Corn Fritters; Chana Punjabi (Chickpea Stew); Leek Tart with Oil-Cured Olives; Fragrant Mushroom Spring Rolls, Wrapped in Lettuce Cups; and Sugar Snap Pea Salad. Louie proves that cooking meat-free is not only easy, but also incredibly tasty and satisfying.

About Elaine Louie

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Elaine Louie is a staff member of the New York Times, where she writes the "Temporary Vegetarian" column for the Diners Journal Blog online. She also contributes to the Home and Styles sections. She won the 1995 James Beard Journalism Award for a series of stories on ethnilc foods in New York City that was published in the Times. She is the co-author of The Shun Lee Cookbook (Willliam Morrow, 2007) and the author of Savoir Fare London: Stylish Dining for Under $25 (The Little Bookroom, 2008). She is also the author or co-author of eleven other books on entertaining, design, and fashion. She lives in Manhattan.
Published October 11, 2011 by Hachette Books. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Drawing from her New York Times column, "The Temporary Vegetarian," Louie (Savoir Fare London) has collected an irresistible array of vegetable-centered fare mainly contributed by chefs from top New York restaurants (Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe, 10 Downing).

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