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Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant by Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey

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  • Ms. Marmite Lover

    ...a seriously talented female chef who has humour, humility and is completely honest about running a restaurant. This is a funny, human book with amazing recipes. Get it.

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  • Food52 by Shauna James Ahern

    The 2013 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks vs. Diane Morgan's Roots

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  • The Kitchn

    Recommended? Yes, but you may have to have a bit of the kitchen ninja in you to pull it off. ...(for) people who are looking to push their vegetable and vegetarian cooking into new territory...

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  • Oregonian

    Despite the high-concept design, the recipes are easy to follow, with a cartoon caricature of Cohen flagging readers of potential pitfalls with each dish. But this is more than just a cookbook.

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  • Amateur Gourmet

    What’s great is how this (graphic novel) format enhances the experience of reading a cookbook...the combination of text and imagery carries the points home further...

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  • Everyday Dorie

    ...she makes food ... with big, big flavor and more imagination than any chef has the right to have. Everything Amanda does is out-of-the-box and it's true of her book as well...

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  • ISBN 10 0307952177
  • ISBN 13 9780307952172
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  • Published Sep 20 2012
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Amanda Cohen does not play by the rules. Her vegetable recipes are sophisticated and daring, beloved by omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diners alike. Dirt Candy: A Cookbook shares the secrets to making her flavorful dishes—from indulgent Stone-Ground Grits with Pickled Shiitakes and Tempura Poached Egg, to hearty Smoked Cauliflower and Waffles with Horseradish Cream Sauce, to playfully addictive Popcorn Pudding with Caramel Popcorn. It also details Amanda’s crazy story of building a restaurant from the ground up to its currently being one of the hardest-to-get reservations in New York City—all illustrated as a brilliant graphic novel. Both a great read and a source of kitchen inspiration, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook is a must-have for any home cook looking to push the boundaries of vegetable cooking.

Read an interview with Amanda Cohen on the Crown Publishing website.

Dirt Candy: A Restaurant, Cookbook and Graphic Novel from Cravings on Vimeo.

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