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Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes Hardcover – September 26, 2012
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" . . . that is what a cookbook should be: a guidebook, a resource.. The kind of thing you can go to again and again and again. Not because you loved one recipe, but because no matter how many times you read it, you'll always learn something new. That is what I discovered in Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes . . . it hit all of my cookbook expectations. It's a resource (and a good one at that), the photos are beautiful but the recipes aren't over dominated by them, the story is personal, and in reading it, you get a lesson in food. For example, I had no idea that carrots are believed to have originated in Afghanistan." - Anna Brones, Huffington Post
"Any cookbook with 11 recipes for radishes, and the same number for wasabi, has got to be pretty complete. How about Roasted Turnip Ghanoush? Three-layer Parsnip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting? Microbrew-braised rutabagas? Or dishes made with unfamiliar roots like crosne, malanga or arrowhead? It makes us happy that autumn is finally here." - Shelf Awareness
"Diane Morgan demonstrates that looks aren't everything, especially when it comes to root vegetables. From burdock and crosne to salsify and yuca, Morgan's recipes curry favor with taste buds that are open to culinary adventures. Her dedication frees the way for a deeper appreciation of some of the most underappreciated ingredients we know. Thankfully, many of the starring vegetables can be found at the farmers' market, local grocery store, or ethnic markets." - Epicurious, The Best Cookbooks of 2012
"Diane Morgan has done the impossible. She has transformed the subject of root vegetables into an extraordinary reference book and brought them deliciously to life with irresistible recipes. This is a must for any cook who wants to expand their culinary horizons and navigate the fascinating world of root vegetables with confidence." -- Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge
"Diane Morgan has written a masterful book about root vegetables."-- Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
"Diane Morgan's latest book illuminates the culinary underworld in the most marvelous way, allowing roots, rhizomes, tubers, and corms to bask in the limelight. Diane's kitchen prowess elevates lowly root vegetables to (well-deserved) exalted menu status. While lotus root, tubers, and yams are staples in my own Japanese kitchen, mostly for savory dishes, thanks to Diane, I discovered the sweet wonders of Lotus Root Upside-Down Cake and the piquant pleasures of purple potatoes with smoked trout. Kansha, appreciation, in equal measure for natures hidden underground treasures...and for Diane's insatiable curiosity and literary diligence that created this tasty tribute to the edible underworld." --Elizabeth Andoh, author of KIBO ("Brimming with Hope"): Recipes & Stories from Japan's Tohoku
"Diane throws open the doors of the root cellar and shines a strong beam of light on this subterranean wonderland. From burdock and beets to rutabagas and radishes (and beyond), she works through this often overlooked realm with inspired recipes and illuminating reference material. The word that keeps coming to mind: finally! - a book that helps me understand the real potential of these culinary outliers." -- Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day and 101Cookbooks.com
"In this vividly illustrated encyclopedia of, and paean to, everything from Andean tubers to wasabi, Diane Morgan makes a strong case for the delightful possibilities of this vastly underrated class of vegetables. Her lore is fascinating and her passion for her subject is nothing less than inspiring." -- Colman Andrews, editorial diretor of The Daily Meal.com and author of The Country Cooking of Italy
Winner, IACP Cookbook Award 2013 - Single Subject
Winner, James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award 2013 - Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
About the Author
Antonis Achilleos is a New York-based food photographer.
Deborah Madison is an award-winning cookbook author and writes articles on cooking, food, and farming.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is divided into chapter by root and each chapter has 5-10 recipes for the root vegetable. Each chapter also includes some info about common varieties, storage, and preparation.
Some of the recipes I'm looking forward to making soon are:
* Fresee salad with gold beets, poached eggs, and bacon-sherry vinaigrette
* Shrimp and jicama ceviche
* Spaghetti carbonara with parnsips, pancetta and peas
* Turnips and leeks in miso butter
The best part of this book is finding new ways to cook root vegetables. I hope this author writes a cookbook for other types of vegetables!
This compilation of recipes takes a global look at root vegetables. Don't get me wrong, a Global View (Asian, U.S. Pacific North West, Andean, Caribbean, Indian) slant is not a bad thing, but it was totally unexpected. And don't take me wrong again: "totally unexpected" is not a bad thing either. I assumed--incorrectly--that this book featured easy-to-find-in-any-United-States-neighborhood, Fall-weather root veggies. It does not. I bought this cookbook dreaming of many, many recipes for beautiful braises and slow, succulent, heavenly-smelling preparations of the root veggies that I know and love: Carrot, parsnip, rutabaga, beet, radish, parsley root, celery root, turnip, potato, and sweet potato. Regarding the veggies I just mentioned, there are not many recipes that I marked to try this Fall--maybe 10 or so. And that's not enough to allow me to give this book a top-star rating.
Depending on what you are looking for in a "root" cookbook, it might behoove you to check this one out of your library before purchasing. If you are looking for general information on all the different roots, you will find it here--and beautifully pictured, too. (But can find just as much information with an internet search as you can in this book.) If a particular root caught your eye in the market, it will be in this book--represented by between 4 and 11 recipes.
There are many Asian recipes in this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an exceptional book! It just so interesting and informative. I own the Kindle version but the pictures are so great I have to buy the book for my coffee table!Published 2 months ago by oincgirl
Great way to learn about all those veggies in produce I don't know what to do with if I bring them home. Great way to learn; beautiful presentation(s). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some really good recipes, particularly of lesser known or used roots.Published 7 months ago by Mike
A useful edition to my wife's extensive culinary library. She was pleased with the giftPublished 7 months ago by Ben Wilkinson
A very detailed look at a group of produce often overlooked. I'm especially interested in learning more about the roots I find at my Asian market that have been a mystery up til... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. E. Grafing