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Adele's picture

Vegetable Cookbook (post #62640)

I was perusing the Jessica's Biscuit catalog, looking at the veggie cookbooks and really didn't know which to get.  I'm looking for one that would have recipes for all the Asian and Mexican produce that is available and which I have no idea on how to cook.  I have James Peterson's Vegetables (1998), but it doesn't have the 'newer' or rather, now available ones.  Any ideas? 

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But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

elizaram's picture

(post #62640, reply #1 of 6)

This is the cookbook put together by our local group of CSA's. Amazon carries it as well. The focus is on figuring out what to do with the odd vegetables you find in the CSA box or at the farmer's market, so there is actually more attention paid to the obscure produce than the familiar stuff. I rely on it a lot.

Local Flavors by Deborah Madison is also good. (And the photographs make me want to run right out to the market and buy more veggies!)

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Wolvie's picture

(post #62640, reply #2 of 6)

not quite on target for your request, but I always recommend Paul Gayler's " A Passion for Vegetables" - one of the best veggie books I've ever found. Not huge, but loaded all the same.

Asian veggies - you have HSSS, right? They do a good job on the veggies, and what do you mean by Mexican? Tomatillo's? My markets are so rural it's pathetic.

Rick Bayless and Diana Kennedy do great mexican anything, however.

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Adele's picture

(post #62640, reply #3 of 6)

Thanks Eliza- I'll check those two out later today.

Wolvie, I just can't think of what HSSS is.  I'll also check out a Paasion for Veggies.

There were just so many choices.  I'm calling things like yucca Mexican, though I could be wrong.  Shouldn't generalize.

EDIT:  I have two Rick Bayless, finally got One Plate at a Time, so I can check there too.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Edited 6/16/2005 9:41 am ET by Adele

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Jean's picture

(post #62640, reply #4 of 6)

Hot Sour Sweet Salty. :)

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Adele's picture

(post #62640, reply #5 of 6)

Never in a million years would I have guessed that.  I do have it though.  Guess maybe I don't need a new one.  :)

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Heather's picture

(post #62640, reply #6 of 6)

This one isn't particularly focused on Asian and Mexican produce, but has a lot of good vegetable recipes--
Gardeners' Community Cookbook by Victoria Wise