Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition by Mollie Katzen

From the publisher:
In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time—listed by the New York Times as one of the best-selling cookbooks in history, inducted into the James Beard Award Cookbook Hall of Fame, and coined a Cookbook Classic by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Mollie’sMoosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to fall in love with plant-based home cooking, and, on the fortieth anniversary of that initial booklet, continues to be a seminal, timely, and wholly personal work. With a new introduction by Mollie, this commemorative edition will be a cornerstone for any cookbook collection that long-time fans and those just discovering Moosewood will treasure.

I wasn't sure about this cookbook, I had never heard of Mollie Katzen and the colorless cover didn't call to me, but I was interested in the vegetarian recipes that this book boasted of.  

While this book does not have pictures or color, I believe it stays true to the original handwritten cookbook. So this this 40th edition is a wonderful tribute to that.  The font is "handwritten" but easy to read and that is nice. I like cookbooks with pictures though, so I missed that.

I love the recipes.  They are simple and don't appear to be fussy and extravagant but instead make delicious meals.  There are so many recipes that you could cook from this one book for a good-long time before ever needing another book.  

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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