From the Back Cover
For some thirty-five years, the legendary Claire’s Corner Copia has been much more than a restaurant to its customers; it’s been a home away from home. A New Haven, Connecticut, institution since its founding in 1975, Claire’s has consistently won recognition for its vegetarian and vegan cuisine, leading to a national reputation and following.
Within these pages ebullient owner-chef Claire Criscuolo shares more than 350 of her beloved recipes—from Spicy Thai Sunflower Noodles to Quinoa-and-Pecan-Stuffed Acorn Squash to her signature Lithuanian Coffee Cake. Spiced with photos, stories, and remembrances, it’s the next best thing to being there yourself.
About the Author
Claire Criscuolo cofounded Claire’s Corner Copia, a New Haven, Connecticut, landmark vegetarian restaurant, in 1975 with her husband, Frank Criscuolo. A certified culinary professional, Claire is also a registered nurse and the author of three cookbooks, including Claire’s Corner Copia Cookbook, Claire’s Italian Feast, and Claire’s Classic American Vegetarian Cooking. She has been featured in Vegetarian Life, Vegetarian Times and Bon Appetit, as well as the Food Network and numerous other TV and radio stations across America. Visit her at clairescornercopia.com.