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My journey as a serious cook began when I was 18 years old. My mother was dying from breast cancer and was trying a macrobiotic diet to see if it would help. A friend of mine, a vegetarian and a good cook, showed me the ropes so that I could make meals for my family. It didn’t take me long to realize that I loved everything about cooking.
When I moved to Providence for college, I was exposed to international cuisines that I’d never seen in my hometown of Louisville. I subsequently worked in a beautiful Zen Buddhist farm kitchen in California and traveled the world, gradually settling into a career as a software engineer, making dinosaurs for "Jurassic Park" and animation software for Adobe.
My love for cooking deepened through the years. I wanted to do more than simply prepare meals for my own family. I started my blog, Herbivoracious.com, in 2007. Thousands of people see fit to visit daily and share my passion for vegetarian food that draws on global inspirations and, above all, puts flavor and pleasure first. I also spent some months interning at restaurants in Seattle and New York. This book is the next step. I’ve brought together classic techniques and flavor combinations from around the world, along with ideas from cutting-edge cuisine, to create 150 original recipes that you will be able to use for every occasion, from casual weeknight suppers to your fanciest dinner party.
It seems that everyone I meet, even dedicated carnivores, recognizes the value of eating more plant-based meals. I’ve written Herbivoracious both for vegetarians and for others who are just looking to broaden an omnivorous repertoire.
This is the book for you if you’d like to eat lusty Crispy Polenta Cakes with White Beans and Morel Mushrooms, rich and fragrant Brown Butter Cornbread, or an unusual and refreshing salad of Persimmon, Parsley, and Black Olives. I get excited thinking about the aroma of making red curry paste from scratch, the first taste of a new year’s olive oil, or the texture of beautiful chanterelle mushrooms, and I want to share those discoveries with you.
I have only made one recipe out of this so far and it was good.
If you are looking for a cookbook, this is the one for you, the food is delicious, pictures are amazing and recipes are easy to follow.
Overall, Herbivoracious is a great cookbook - it has a wide variety of cuisines that are appealing to vegetarians and omnivores alike.
I first knew about Herbivarious on Michal Natkin's blog and followed that. Then I bought the Kindle version, since I have so many cookbooks. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jennifer Shea
Great cook book with a lot of good recipes. The book has really provided us with a number of recipes to add to our stable. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Arthur Cummins
Great easy and simple ingredients I love that he gives you alternatives to some of the ingredients you may not have in your area. Photos are also super. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Staging Wizard
I am 90 percent vegen - always looking for new recipes.
I searched internet for recipes for different ways to
cook tofu. I found one by this author. Read more
I bought this twice. First on Kindle and then ordered a hard copy. Reading it in Kindle I knew it was a book I would want to curl up in bed with and mark up with my thoughts and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda S.
Consistently awesome recipes. I've been veggie for a long time but usually I find most cookbooks to have too many "exotics" to enjoy therefore I use the internet these... Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Wong