Martha Stewart’s Vegetables is a must have cookbook for those that embrace their love for vegetables or are looking to start. I found this book particularly helpful since I’ve been aiming to eat more vegetables that are in season whether it be from my own garden or from my local farmers market.
I’ve discovered new and unique flavors that have become staples in my kitchen. The only problem I was coming across was the fact I wasn’t sure how to cook and prepare these sorts of vegetables off the top of my head. This book eliminates that issue by breaking down all the knowledge one would need to know from choosing, storing, preparing, and cooking common and uncommon varieties no matter what skill level one holds.
One hundred and fifty beautifully photographed, crafted, and prepared recipes are included in this recipe book. Most but not all are vegetarian. The flavors are explained and highlighted ensuring that one will likely pick and chose from those they’ll soon find as a common dish on their table. Serving sizes start at 4 and up. Tips and suggestions commonly are included for most of the recipes. There’s a fine selection of main courses as well as sides.
The categories in this book are as follows; Bulbs, Roots, Tubers, Greens, Stalks & Stems, Pods, Shoots, Leaves, Flowers & Buds, Fruits, and Kernels. There’s a section in the book that lists the recipes by chapters. I am glad this included because it makes locating a recipe so much quicker than browsing through each chapter blindly, especially with the number of recipes to sift through. The flavor pairing is one the best pieces of information in the entire book, in my opinion!
I like thinking outside of the box and trying new things so I know in my own hands this book will get a ton of use. I recommend this book to those looking to explore new tastes. Life is too short not to continue to enhance and improve our lifestyles even if it just starts in the kitchen. My hats off to Martha for coming out with an excellent book that encompasses vegetables which don’t always get the credit they deserve.