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Veggie Burgers Every Which Way: Fresh, Flavorful and Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers-Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns and More Paperback – July 1, 2010
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“Lukas Volger reversed my veggie burger cynicism.”—Martha Rose Shulman, The New York Times
“Vegans and vegetarians (and others eating meatless) often resort to cooking frozen veggie burgers out of a box . . . [with Veggie Burgers Every Which Way], you can whip up the real deal: great-tasting colorful homemade variations with fresh produce, whole grains, beans, rice, bread crumbs, spices, and herbs. They will be as good as the ingredients that go into them . . . Appealing topping, side, dressing and bun options are included, too.”—Los Angeles Daily News
“One of Volger’s best veggie burgers combines a variety of mushrooms and barley, combining foresty and nutty flavors you’d find in a wintertime wild mushroom soup . . . Try going back to eating one of those frozen soy burgers after that.”—The Oregonian
“Volger’s excellent new book, Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, should not be thought of as just for vegetarians . . . it is the variety and creativity of the recipes that makes this new cookbook stand out. Recipes such as his Tuscan White Bean Burger . . . are sure to get just about any carnivore’s mouth watering.”—CBC News
“Who knew shredded carrots or quinoa could be so deliciously molded into a pattie? And satisfy a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“This is a small volume with a big mission: to up the flavor profile of this particular vegetarian genre.”—Washington Post
“Lukas Volger . . . elevates the vegetarian burger to its rightful status as real food.”—Montreal Gazette
“The world of burgers has just grown bigger, fresher, more colorful, and deliciously diverse thanks to Lukas Volger’s back-to-basics approach to the veggie burger. Summer barbecues may never look the same again!”—Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In and the blog NotEatingOutinNY
“This is the book we have been waiting for, and perhaps you have too? A vegetarian and vegan cookbook that actually adds something to our groaning kitchen bookshelf. . . . The book is simply designed and very easy to follow. The mouth-watering photographs leave no doubt that great-tasting veggie burgers can look spectacular. Volger elevates the vegetarian burger to its rightful status as real, imaginative and fun food. . . . 10 out 10! Buntastic!”—Permaculture (UK)
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Volger's book provides thirty unique veggie burger recipes, and the variety of styles ensures that there is something for every palette. All of the recipes are clearly-written and easy to follow, and many include directions for how busy cooks can prepare portions of the recipe ahead of time. Best of all, many of the recipes take thirty minutes or less of prep and cook time! Also included is a section on freezing your veggie burger mix for later use and the proper storage method for making your leftovers last, especially convenient for hectic schedules and small families.
Most of the recipes call for fresh ingredients readily available at any major supermarket. Those few ingredients that are less standard can be found in health food stores or asian markets, which most cities now have. The emphasis on fresh ingredients makes these burgers both more flavorful and more healthy than the alternatives provided in the (very few) other veggie burger cook books out there. More than half of the recipes are also vegan or gluten-free, and many others are easily modified for specialized diets.
The introduction to Veggie Burgers Every Which Way outlines the typical ingredients found in veggie burgers and the most common basic cooking methods for each, making this book easily accessible to fledgling cooks.Read more ›
Veggie Burgers Every Which Way is beautifully composed. It is clear from the mouthwatering recipes, the playful design/layout, the thoughtful writing, and the elegant photography that this was a labor of love. I'm looking forward to whatever Mr. Volger has next up his sleeve.
My only real complaints with Veggie Burgers Every Which Way is that a number of the recipes are a bit "fussy" in the preparation - that is requiring lots of steps. For example, many recipes require 1/2 or 1 cup of multiple ingredients be cooked separately before they're all mixed together in a bowl or food processor. I hate doing dishes, so occasionally I wish the recipes were a little more streamlined. You can't argue with the results, though, and it could be a good way to use leftovers if you plan ahead. Also, many of the burgers require pan-frying and then finishing the cooking in the oven, an extra step which can be annoying on a busy day when you just want to get supper on the table. That said, the recipes all have reasonably accurate prep and cooking times listed, so you know ahead of time if you're getting into a time consuming recipe (suggested times range from 20 minutes to 2 hours).Read more ›
Let's face it. Veggie patties can be extraordinarily boring, but I've been striving to eat less meat at lunchtime and have been buying the pre-packaged frozen selections. This book is fantastic for making your very own, from-scratch burgers.
The variety is awesome! Lentils, beans, mushrooms, quinoa, spinach, veggies. Now I could eat veggie burgers every day and not feel like I'm eating the same old thing.
Seriously, this quinoa/spinach burger is so delicious. I'm going to stop writing this review and enjoy my lunch. Buy this book. It's awesome.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was so excited when I got this book. We have made many recipes from it so far, and only one of them I would make again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. Hu
Actual recipes that look appetizing. Attention to taste, spice, and texture! Cant wait to try them!Published 3 months ago by kathryn e. kujawa
I have generously graded this book. A book of this size, which purports to tell you "every which way" to prepare burgers does nothing like that. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Phil
Trying to find ways to cut just a little meat out of my diet. This book is filled with great tasty recipes to put between two pieces of bread or pita. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Fisk
I was really really excited about this cookbook when I got it, but I became less and less excited about it over time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Lincourt
I love the variety of types of veggie burgers and will be BBQing these as soon at it warms up! I read it several times and flagged the ones I want to try first. Looks delicious.Published 16 months ago by LadyShinobi