Monday, December 1, 2014

Moosewood Cookbook, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Moosewood Cookbook" has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food. A classic listed as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time by the "Ne"w "York Times," this 40th anniversary edition of Mollie Katzen's seminal book will be a treasured addition to the cookbook libraries of fans young and old.
In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the" Moosewood Cookbook" has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time--listed by the "New York Times" as one of the best-selling cookbooks in history, inducted into the James Beard Award Cookbook Hall of Fame, and coined a Cookbook Classic by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Mollie's" Moosewood Cookbook" has inspired generations to fall in love with plant-based home cooking, and, on the fortieth anniversary of that initial booklet, continues to be a seminal, timely, and wholly personal work. With a new introduction by Mollie, this commemorative edition will be a cornerstone for any cookbook collection that long-time fans and those just discovering "Moosewood "will treasure.

My thoughts: I have a box of soup recipes from Moosewood that my Aunt sent me when I was newly married. It was the first time I had heard of Moosewood, so I didn't have an opinion on how the recipes should be based on anything other than the fact that I trust my Aunt when it comes to baking, cooking, and all things food related (among other things. lol.). I wasn't disappointed!
So, when the opportunity to review this cookbook for Blogging for books came up, I was more than happy to do so! I love the recipes and the fun ideas they give one on using fresh produce and cooking tasty meatless meals. Though, you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the recipes, since I'm not.;)
I also love the drawings that accompany each of the recipes.
I feel like this cookbook is especially nice for aspiring gardeners who have excess vegetables and need different ideas on how to cook them up. I know that I have already enjoyed making a curried butternut squash, since it is different from what I normally cook. We loved it! 
I also made her chili recipe, with some changes (I didn't have all the ingredients) and it was lovely too. I feel like this cookbook is just what I needed to get me out of my cooking slump.;)
I received a copy of this from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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