In Praise of Veg

In Praise of Veg : A Modern Kitchen Companion

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For fans of Samin Nosrat, Anna Jones and Stephanie Alexander, the ultimate veg guide for food lovers

'Alice Zaslavsky is a force of nature!' Nigella Lawson

The definitive guide to making vegetables the centre of the plate.

In this comprehensive and fully illustrated kitchen companion, food writer and presenter Alice Zaslavsky profiles 50 favourite vegetable varieties, offering 150+ recipes reflective of both tradition and modernity, just as all good cooking should be. Uniquely organised by colour and filled with countless tips on flavour combinations, rule-of-thumb buying/storing/cooking methods, shortcuts, and veg wisdom from over 50 of the world's top chefs, In Praise of Veg will help beginners and avid cooks alike turn a bag of yawns or a produce-box surprise into a knock-out meal.

For the vegetarian or just veg-forward, In Praise of Veg is the most ambitious and comprehensive reference on the topic, as well as the delicious answer to the age-old question: what are we eating?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 200 x 260mm | 2,070g
  • Millers Point, Australia
  • 1760525723
  • 9781760525729
  • 101

Table of contents

Well, hello there ...
The vegetable matrix
The heat spectrum
The power pantry

WHITE
Garlic
Horseradish
- Wasabi
Daikon
Parsnip
Kohlrabi
Fennel
Celeriac
Cauliflower
- Caulini
Wombok

YELLOW
Ginger
- Galangal
- Turmeric
Lemongrass
Sweetcorn
Patty pan squash

ORANGE
Carrot
Sweet potato
Butternut squash
- Spaghetti squash
Pumpkin

RED
Tomato
- Tomatillo
Radish
Red capsicum
Rhubarb
Chilli

PURPLE
Turnip
- Swede/Rutabaga
Beetroot
- Golden beet
Radicchio
- Endive
Globe artichoke
Eggplant

BROWN
Onion
- Red onion
- Shallot
Potato
Jerusalem artichoke
Yams & tubers
Mushrooms
- Truffles

DARK GREEN
Spinach
- Silverbeet & chard
- Warrigal greens
Rocket
- Nettle
Herbs
Kale & cavolo nero
Broccoli
- Chinese broccoli
- Broccolini
Zucchini
- Zucchini flowers
Cucumber
Beans
- Bean shoots
Okra

LIGHT GREEN
Leek
- Spring onion
Asparagus
Celery
- Celtuce
Lettuce
- Watercress
Bok choy
Brussels sprouts
Peas & snow peas
Cabbage
Avocado
- Bitter melon

Take stock, make stock
Epilogue
Books you'll love
Index
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About Alice Zaslavsky

Alice Zaslavsky is a food literacy advocate, resident Culinary Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast and ABC Radio, and creator of Phenomenom, a free digital toolbox helping teachers slip more serves of fresh food into every subject. When she's not on stage hosting international culinary talent, or on screen showing Australians how to find every shortcut to delicious food, she's at home testing recipes and sharing insights online as @aliceinframes. This is her second book.
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