Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday - Moosewood Restaurant New Classics

Do you know what I love about the library? I love that you can take a cookbook you're interested in owning home with you and give it a spin. I hate buying a cookbook only to find that it's not really as great as I hoped it would be, don't you?

While at my local library, Moosewood Restaurant New Classics caught my eye, so I invited it into my kitchen for a little while. In short order, I had marked upwards of fifty recipes I am dying to try!

What's so great about it?

Well, the Moosewood Restaurant is a highly influential restaurant in Ithica, NY, serving delicious, local, seasonal vegetarian fare. And while I'm not a vegetarian, the recipes in this book are completely accessible to vegetarian and omnivore alike. A great many types of cuisine are represented here, but in such a way that even a novice would feel comfortable giving it a try. Yes, there's tofu in there, but there's also an abundance of hearty breakfasts, fresh sandwiches, smoothies and drinks, and decadent desserts.

Lots of recipes bookmarked. I'm just itching to try them!

On my hit list:
Peach Oats Brûlée
Asparagus with Red Pepper Sauce
Orrechiette with Butter Beans
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Hash
French Chocolate Almond Cake
Thai Black Rice Pudding

And that's just a small percentage of what I have bookmarked! Vegetarian or not, this cookbook is worth your attention.

What cookbooks are you eyeing? Is this one of your favorites, too? Leave a comment!

1 comment :

  1. I need this book! My husband and I are trying to change our lifestyle. Our goal is to eat vegetarian during the week as much as possible, then if we have to eat a little meat on the weekends. I need to change the way I cook and hence what I buy at the grocery store. Thanks for the tips!


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