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How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

Bittman, Mark

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
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A definitive, one-stop vegetarian cookbook showcases more than two thousand different recipes and variations for simple meatless meals, including salads, soups, eggs and dairy, vegetables and fruit, pasta, grains, legumes, tofu and other meat substitutes.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2007
ISBN: 9780764524837
0764524836
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 B624hv 2007
Characteristics: xii, 996 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm

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Easy vegetarian recipes for anyone from Mark Bittman.


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This book is literally god-sent for anyone who wants/has to cook vegetarian food and knows little about it. I love to cook but as my husband is a vegetarian I feel the number of experiments I can run are fairly limited. But after buying this book, I can feel myself becoming a better cook and my dinner table looks much more interesting. Even the husband compliments much more frequently.

The best things I liked about this book: The many side tips and explanations regarding how to cut various vegetables. The chef has also given a helpful pairing chart regarding which dish will go with what. Each recipe has many variations to it and so keeping your palate in mind you can make changes.

The only slight minus is the index. I found it a bit confusing. It is an 'index inside an index' system. For that to work the main index's alphabet starting points should have been bold-ed. It would have been a lot more helpful.

I've learned so much about basic cooking skills from this book, and the format -- a basic recipe with a list of variations -- has helped me get the hang of improvising in the kitchen.

Apr 18, 2012
  • FVReader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

More of a reference book than a recipe book. This is one I'd go to for information. Tried a few of the recipes and they are tasty.

Jan 12, 2012
  • Camerashy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think this should be a cookbook library staple for EVERYONE (vegan, omni, vegetarian, pesco, ovo, lacto, whatever). I could sit and read this book for hours. I was so impressed by it, that I went out and bought it. Everything I have made from it is excellent from the simplest marinated carrots to a purreed bean tart with ancient grain crust (even my picky daugther gave it a "dix sur dix") to just last weekend the most incredible beet burgers ever! Bittman has now decided to pursue a "vegan before dinner" approach to eating that I think a lot of people could get on board with and help ease them to a more healthful way of life. A keeper to be sure.

Sep 15, 2010
  • paradisefound rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing book. It teaches you the principles and technique of cooking; not just simply listing recipes. Once you experiment with flavour combinations and cooking methods you will become a cook for life - that is the real value that Mark Bittman teaches you.

I highly recommend this book for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Just plain great stuff!!!

Sep 08, 2010
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A detailed, thick book by a talented non-vegetarian chef. I think this book is a masterpiece.

Jun 11, 2010
  • muñeca rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This cookbook is amazing. It's very much like Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child except the focus is on vegetarian food rather than French. It is very informative, easy to follow and full of great recipes!

Jan 25, 2010
  • mamaonthego rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent resource for vegetarian cooking as well as being really helpful with various cooking techniques.

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