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The Heart of the Plate

(book, Mollie Katzen)

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h4. From the publisher

With The Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked and brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream. In The Heart of the Plate, she completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes — her “absolutely most loved.” 

Katzen's new cuisine is light, sharp, simple, and modular, and her inimitable voice is as personal, helpful, clear, and funny as ever. Whether it’s a salad of kale and angel-hair pasta with orange chile oil or a seasonal autumn lasagna, these dishes are celebrations of vegetables. They feature layered dishes that juxtapose colors and textures: orange rice with black beans, or tiny buttermilk corn cakes on a Peruvian potato stew. 

Suppers from the oven, like vegetable pizza and mushroom popover pie, are comforting but never stodgy. Burgers and savory pancakes — from eggplant Parmesan burgers to zucchini ricotta cloud cakes — make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting. And “Optional Enhancements” allow cooks to customize every recipe.
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