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Product Details

  • Paperback: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Pr; Revised edition (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898156017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898156010
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,895,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

MOLLIE KATZEN is a cookbook author and artist who has profoundly shaped the way America eats. Mollie is a consultant and cocreator of Harvard's groundbreaking Food Literacy Project. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Mollie Katzen is a cookbook author and illustrator/designer, best known for her best-selling classics, Moosewood Cookbook (a 2007 inductee into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame) and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Her nine other titles include a trilogy for children (Pretend Soup, Honest Pretzels, and Salad People) dubbed "the gold standard of children's cookbooks" by the New York Times. Mollie has worked as a creative consultant for plant-based recipes and menus, most notably with Harvard University Dining Services, where she has served as a consultant on vegetarian cooking since 2003. She is a popular public speaker, specializing in culinary-medical conferences (in addition to other venues), helping to educate medical professionals on the links between food choices and health and prevention. Mollie's newest book is The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2013).

http://www.molliekatzen.com

Customer Reviews

I love the recipes in this cookbook.
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Every recipe in this book is healthy (with lost of flavor), and tastes amazing.
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I wore out my first copy of this book.
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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Melanie on February 16, 2000
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Many different ethnic and cooking styles are represented in this beautiful cookbook. As with The Moosewood, this book is richly illustrated with hand drawings and includes color photos. The fat, dairy and egg content of many of the recipes has been significantly reduced without sacrificing taste! There is even a list of all the vegan, low-fat and nonfat recipes in the back of the book for easy reference. Chapters include: Soups, Salads, Breads, Sauces, Dips and Spreads, Entrees, Desserts, Menu Planning Notes, Improvisation Notes (for those chronic experimenters), and Bean and Grain Cooking Charts. Each food section has a list of recipes in the beginning in addition to the complete index in the back of the book. It is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By sparklepony on January 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
I am not willing to toss this book out as a dud- but I'm also going to state that I agree with what most of the negative reviews say. Many of these recipes are awkward, unappetizing and strange or just don't turn out right. It's true, the title recipe seems more like an excuse for the name of the book than anything you'd actually include- it's a pan of rice with broccoli stuck up in it.
However, I love this cookbook. The bread section alone is worth the purchase! It's how I began making bread, which led to a career doing it. Mollie's step by step instructions, friendly advice and encouragement and adorable diagrams make bread accessible for an inexperienced baker. She explains the science and pitfalls of yeast doughs in a simple and engaging way. Then she offers several recipes (especially the Challah!) that work well, are flexible and reliable.
I also return to this cookbook for the salad dressings, dips and sauces. There is a chapter of dips and spreads, and there are several sauce recipes that accompany dishes- several are standard use at my house. Again, I have found them to be tasty, reliable and endlessly adaptable.
Mollie's educational sections on basics like slicing veggies, different grains and beans and stir-frying are also easy to understand and friendly. That info alone would be very helpful to someone who was just beginning to explore the kitchen, although it's not much use to the rest of us.

All in all, I would not recommend this book to an experienced cook, or someone looking for a lot of great vegetarian meals... but for a newer cook, or someone who is interested in a great yeast bread tutorial, or just for the occasional idea, this book is not a bad buy. The reliable recipes are very good, and the others are fun to read.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By NotATameLion on January 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful book. Written in an engaging style and filled with excellent recipes, "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest" by Mollie Katzen has become my favorite cookbook. I received "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest" as a birthday present a few years back. The recipes range (just to use the soups as an example) from basic fare-Tomato soup, to exotic-Sesame Eggdrop soup. I dove right in. My first attempt was the Curried Peanut soup. It got scary towards the middle of the cooking time (The smell of the onions and spices being sauteed was wretched). But in the end, the soup was excellent! In fact, every recipe I have made from this book has not only tasted great, but has been fun to cook. I heartily recommend this cookbook.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 1997
Format: Paperback
Imagine these foods: Fresh potato bread, tangy marinated pasta salad, oven-baked carob swirl bread, sweet glazed muffins, calzones filled with onions, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese, AND spicy enchiladas with sauce - all delicious and healthy! This has to be my favorite cookbook. I never thought I could find recipes for foods that my two vegan cousins would eat. There is even a recipe for mayonnaise without eggs! This book makes it easy to be a vegetarian
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Gibb on December 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
i have many vegetarian cook books (ive been veg for over 7 yrs) & i use this one the most frequently.

it's simple, delicious, & lots of cooking basics, like pie crust & the (BEST, EASIEST) Indian flat bread, that most veg cookbooks leave out. We have also made delicious enchiladas, upside down vegetable cake, and more. My boyfriend is not vegetarian but he loves the delicious food too. The recipes in this book hold up even with major improvisation & experimenting which I love to do. There are also wide margins to write your cooking notes right next to the recipe.

Yes, many of these recipes take longer than heating up a veggie burger in the microwave but if you are concerned enough to eat vegetarian you should be interested in how to eat right, and sometimes that takes time.

There are 2 things I dislike: 1)the "prep" time listed for a recipe is too short in many cases- but once you make it you get an idea of how long it takes for next time. 2) the pages are regular paper, not glossy, so splashes always seem to find their way onto my book. However, its cheap enough & it dries fine, so just buy it & find your new veggie favorites :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joan Goodman on January 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
What an amazing cookbook! It takes foods that I never thought I could make, like different types of breads and gives detailed directions and for those of us that still get confused it draws some pictures on how to do it. It had amazing recipes with tons of flavor. I have not run into any problems attempting to find the ingrediants it calls for. If you've ever questioned how to make a good souffle or a fantastic bread this is the book for you.
It is divided into 6 sections: soups, salads, breads, sauces, entrees and desserts so whatever you are in the mood for, you will find something that pleases you. It has a huge amount of soups without any of the added sodium one would normally get purchasing soups. If you own any cookbooks, the Enchanted Broccoli Forest is a great place to start!
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