The Vegetable Butcher

The Vegetable Butcher

How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables From Artichokes to Zucchini

Book - 2016
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Marrying the art of butchery with the joy of gorgeous seasonal produce, The Vegetable Butcher is the fresh, inspiring and essential guide that demystifies the world of vegetables, from exotic crosnes and gnarly celeriac to the amazingly versatile everyday potato. It's the book that show exactly how to prepare an artichoke-plus peel a tomato, chiffonade kale, slice kohlrabi into carpaccio, break down a butternut squash, and cut a cauliflower into steaks. This is a complete vegetable education, from what to look for at the market to how to make vegetables the center of truly distinctive dishes. Over 100 recipes, all vegetarian (and all extraordinarily luscious), celebrate the soul-satisfying flavor of each vegetable-Orange Shallot Fiddlehead Ferns and Ricotta Crostini; a summery Zucchini, Sweet Corn, and Basil Penne with Pine Nuts and Mozzarella; Cauliflower and Caramelized Fennel Soup; a Parsnip-Ginger Layer Cake with Burnt-Buttercream Frosting to sweeten a winter meal. Vegetables are modern, sexy, and outrageously delicious.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9780761180524
Branch Call Number: 641.65 M313
Characteristics: iv, 346 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Apr 06, 2017

This is a book for people who don't know how to peel a carrot. Some recipes, nothing very original. If you need such basic info, YouTube is a better resource, with complete how-to videos.

agirlnamedjo Oct 18, 2016

My goal as of lately is to use local and in season vegetables in my cooking but I often get stuck on how to prepare and cook vegetables I'm unfamiliar with. This cookbook provides simple step-by-step pictures on how to cut, prepare, and cook a wide variety of vegetables. It even informs you of what season they are available in and what pairings work best. This cookbook is a must for anyone looking to add more veggies to their meals or learn how to show locally and seasonally!

Offers all you need to know to get started selecting and preparing veggies. Even if you are an experienced cook, there are some excellent recipes scattered throughout.

JCLTraciM Jun 01, 2016

If you don't know a romanesco from a rutabaga, this is the book for you. The book covers selection, preparation, slicing, dicing and cooking.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 May 17, 2016

My quest to eat better lead me to this title; it was exactly what I needed to use the wide variety of fruits & veggies available thru "world market" type grocers. If you're in the same boat, pick up your copy today, you'll be glad you did!


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Jun 16, 2016

I love looking at cookbooks and most often I just skim. This is worth a longer perusal. It's one of the most informative and useful cookbooks I've read in a long while. The illustrations and explanations are top notch. Highly recommended.


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