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The New Vegetarian Grill: 250 Flame-Kissed Recipes for Fresh, Inspired Meals [Paperback]

Andrea Chesman
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Book Description

September 26, 2011
Vegetarian fare has never been so quick, diverse, or delicious. In this updated version of her best-selling classic, Andrea Chesman presents more than 250 recipes that demonstrate the scope and versatility of grilled vegetarian meals. Vegetables cooked on the grill take on a sweet and smoky taste that’s irresistible, and these simple, sophisticated dishes will appeal to vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. With recipes ranging from Brie, Cranberry, and Pistachio Quesadillas to Marinated Roasted Pepper and Olive Salad, from Grilled Eggplant Steak Sandwiches to Spinach-Feta Pizza, from Wok-Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein to Tandoori-Style Vegetable Kabobs, The New Vegetarian Grill amply demonstrates the wealth of vegetarian fare you can prepare on your gas or charcoal grill. In addition to updated recipes, this new edition features expanded information on grilling techniques and equipment options. Explore a world of wholesome, flavorful vegetarian cuisine—without leaving your own backyard.

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Praise for the first edition: Andrea Chesman takes grilling way beyond the honored tradition of simply brushing vegetables with olive oil and putting them on the grill. Anyone who loves tinkering over the fire will find plenty of fresh ideas to stay occupied all year. --Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and The Savory Way

This book will make you want to grill all year round. The New Vegetarian Grill should be on everyone's bookshelf, that's how good it is. --Robin Robertson, author of One-Dish Vegetarian Meals, The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook, Vegan Planet, Quick-Fix Vegetarian and Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Chesman has an engaging style, and she offers lots of handy tips with her appealing recipes. --Library Journal

About the Author

Andrea Chesman is an acclaimed expert in regional New England cooking, as well as an authority on healthy, vegetarian cuisine. She is the author of more than 20 cookbooks, including The Roasted Vegetable, and has also written extensively on food for magazines and newspapers nationwide.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press; Revised edition (March 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558323627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558323629
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Elaborate for elaboration's sake September 2, 2010
Some of these recipes are decent and I appreciate the advice on grilling fruit, but this book is for people who want unnecessarily elaborate recipes that often only nominally call for a grill. Many of the recipes require one to cook most of the meal on a stove or in an oven and then merely finish it on a grill. Potato pancakes, corn chowder, and burritos should not require a grill. Putting grill marks on a quesadilla does not improve the flavor, it only prolongs the cooking time.

I would have preferred something closer to Alice Waters' veggie books: detailed advice on how to choose and grill a variety of vegetables along with a handful of recipes for each one.

Look elsewhere if you want recipes that actually benefit from the use of a grill. Purchase this book if you absolutely must use a grill for all recipes come hell or high water.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great complete book July 21, 2008
Compares grill types; great marinades; helpful suggestions on different surfaces to put on your grill and what veggies they suit (i.e grill woks). Great recipes. I am not a vegetarian and will keep this book at the ready. A must have for the everyday griller.
Also, there are interesting facts- did you know that the first charcoal was discovered and sold by Ford Motor Company?!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes grilliing vegetables easy January 21, 2009
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This book is indexed by each vegetable and it gives you options for grilling these vegetables. It is easy to follow and the dishes are tasty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate resource for vegetarian grilled meals July 21, 2009
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An excellent resource for a wide variety of grilled vegetarian meals. Think:

goat cheese, pasta, and grilled summer vegetables
grilled pizzas
pattypan squash towers
black bean burritos
grilled veggie burgers with onion and blue cheese
refried bean tacos
goat cheese and olive panini
tomato basil panini
egg in a nest with cheese
herbed summer squash chips
little mushroom bites
grilled pita chips
holiday chestnut-mushroom pate...

and tons more!

and pasta salads, side dishes, marinades, sauces...

there is not only a wide variety of tastes from asian to southwestern to italian to good ol homestyle American, but excellent tips on how to grill as well.

This is most assuredly a keeper for great summer meals.

Negatives: no photos, no nutritional information
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and delicious grilling September 6, 2010
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This is the best book I've ever read on grilling vegetables. Everything you need to know from cooking times to seasoning to how to combine grilled items for meals. This is complete, well organized and easy to use. While there are simple prep instructions on every vegetable you could possibly grill, there are also impressive recipes that are suitable for dinner parties. I've already made many of the dishes in it within a few weeks and they have all been delicious.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice recipes but no piccies April 24, 2010
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This book has loads of tasty recipes- starters, mains, desserts and everything in between. The only downside is- there aren't any pictures of the dishes, which is sometimes nice for a bit of inspiration.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Public awareness of the health benefits of a vegetarian diet are wide spread and increasingly commonplace. Now in an updated addition with 50 new recipes, The New Vegetarian Grill offers 250 different ways to grill tasty vegetarian fare. From Pistachio Quesadillas to Marinated Roasted Pepper, Spinach-Feta-Pizza, Wok-Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein, Tandoori-Style Vegetable Kabobs and much more, The New Vegetarian Grill proves that grillers don't have to be carnivores! A welcome and enthusiastically recommended addition to vegetarian cookbook shelves, especially as the summer grilling season fast approaches.

Diane C. Donovan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! March 1, 2014
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I have to disagree with the one reviewer about being "too elaborate"....I have grilled burritos and quesedilla for years and if it is done correctly-especially with a true grill that produces smoke flavor of some type-it does make a difference in flavor. The recipes in this book are a whole new door being opened-and mind you -I have been a veg for several years, and subscribe to both Eating Well and Vegetarian Times-yet this book is a whole new group of ideas. I tend to use my grill often and I tend to hang with others who do also-so coming up with new creative vegetarian recipes for the grill has been a constant quest. (Honestly I have been glad to be a veg in these cases -many people eat the same old slab of animal meat over and over- veggie stuff opens up a huge variety of food to try that no one thinks of)....this book rocks....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Grilling veggies. .
This was welcomed and appreciated by vegetarian family for whom it was intended. No more veggies falling through the grid!
Published 23 months ago by Joan Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Grillin!
This is a wonderful book for those looking for variety and ways to use more from their garden or fridge. Farmers Market goers will really enjoy this book!
Published on April 20, 2013 by Bobbie Redington
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful cookbook for grilling of all kinds!
I recently started using an indoor grill and as a mostly vegetarian cook, needed some guidance on what to grill and how to do it. Read more
Published on February 4, 2013 by Breeze Designs
4.0 out of 5 stars Grill Master
This vegetarian cook is good whether you are a vegetarian or not. Great ideas on variety of foods to prepare and grill.
Published on December 26, 2012 by Kenia Dib
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Some good recipes. Not alot of hard to find ingredients, which is good. What I don't like is the printing. Read more
Published on July 15, 2012 by H. sabo
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
How to grill anything! These are easy and tasty recipes. You will learn what it takes to tackle grilling your favorite foods. Healthy options, and easy to learn.
Published on June 21, 2012 by Mary R. Williamson
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
The cover has the most beautiful picture you've ever seen, but you better enjoy it because that's the last one you'll see in this book!! Read more
Published on September 11, 2010 by Stephen S. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book contains many great recipes and unique ideas for things to grill .. including vegetables, main dishes, and even some really awesome desserts. Read more
Published on April 4, 2010 by Carrie
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More About the Author

Andrea Chesman is a food writer and the author of many cookbooks, including The New Vegetarian Grill (Harvard Common Press, 2008) and Serving Up the Harvest (Storey Publishing, 2007). Her book, The Vegetarian Grill (Harvard Common Press, 1998) was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Book Award and received a 1999 National Barbecue Association Award of Excellence. She is also the author of The Roasted Vegetable (Harvard Common Press, 2002) and 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans and Grains (Plume-Penguin, 1998), Summer in a Jar (Williamson Publishing, 1985), and Pickles and Relishes (Garden Way Publishing, 1983), Mom's Best One-Dish Suppers (Storey Publishing, 2005), Mom's Best Crowd-Pleasers (Storey Publishing, 2006) and co-author of Mom's Best Desserts (Storey Books, 2002) and The Classic Zucchini Cookbook (Storey Books, 2002). She was editor of Yankee Magazine Church Supper and Potluck Cookbook (Villard, 1996) and editor of and contributor to the Family Circle Good Cook's Book (Simon & Schuster, 1993). She has also edited numerous gardening books, including The Big Book of Gardening Skills (Storey Communications, 1993). Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Organic Gardening, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Natural Health, and several other magazines and newspapers. She was a contributing editor for Vermont Life for 12 years and is currently contributing editor for Edible Green Mountains.
Andrea Chesman lives in an historic farmhouse in Ripton, Vermont, where the poet Robert Frost boarded. She lives with her husband and two sons. When she is not at work on a writing project, she edits and indexes cookbooks for numerous publishers.

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