In Praise of Veg: A Modern Kitchen Companion by Alice Zaslavsky

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    • Categories: How to...; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic
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    • Categories: Soups; Salads; Side dish; Spanish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: vegetable stock; Lebanese cucumbers; garlic; plain yoghurt; sherry vinegar; honeydew melons; green grapes; currants; blanched almond meal
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dips, spreads & salsas; Spanish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Lebanese cucumbers; garlic; plain yoghurt; sherry vinegar; honeydew melons; green grapes; currants
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    • Categories: Soups; Cooking ahead; Spanish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Lebanese cucumbers; garlic; plain yoghurt; sherry vinegar; vegetable stock; cucumbers; flaked almonds; blanched almond meal
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Middle Eastern; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; tinned chickpeas; smoked paprika; tahini; ground coriander; ground cumin; salt flakes of your choice
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Egg dishes; Salads; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Lunch; Middle Eastern; Israeli; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; tinned chickpeas; smoked paprika; tahini; ground coriander; ground cumin; salt flakes of your choice; eggs; tomatoes; cucumbers
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Quick / easy; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; Kewpie mayonnaise
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    • Categories: Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; garlic; parsley; salt flakes of your choice; ciabatta bread; raclette cheese; vegetable stock; eggs; sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Dips, spreads & salsas; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: horseradish; crème fraîche; cream; Chardonnay vinegar; white pepper
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Appetizers / starters; Japanese; Peruvian
    • Ingredients: avocados; yuzu juice; wasabi paste; light soy sauce; sesame oil; sashimi grade ocean trout; sashimi grade kingfish; cucumbers; radishes; wasabi leaves; Kewpie mayonnaise; fresh ginger; sesame seeds
    • Accompaniments: Daikon leaf furikake
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: daikon radishes; young ginger; radishes; salt flakes of your choice; caster sugar; rice wine vinegar; mirin
    • Accompaniments: Tuna poké bowls with daikon leaf furikake
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spring onions; daikon radishes; peanut oil; white pepper; salt flakes of your choice; caster sugar; sesame oil; gluten-free plain flour; shiitake mushrooms; dried shiitake mushrooms; vegetable stock; fermented black beans; tinned bamboo shoots; raw peanuts; French shallots; garlic; fresh ginger; long red chillies; tomato paste; Korean chilli flakes; chilli flakes; Sichuan peppercorns; Shaoxing rice wine; soy sauce; Chinese black vinegar; whole star anise
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Cooking ahead; Hawaiian; Japanese
    • Ingredients: jasmine rice; daikon radishes; carrots; pickled ginger; sesame oil; tinned tuna in water; Kewpie mayonnaise; soy sauce; avocados; edamame beans; lemons; nori sheets; black sesame seeds; sesame seeds; onion powder; daikon radish leaves; bonito flakes; Korean chilli powder; garlic powder; salt flakes of your choice
    • Accompaniments: Tickled pink pickled daikon
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Japanese
    • Ingredients: nori sheets; black sesame seeds; sesame seeds; onion powder; daikon radish leaves; bonito flakes; Korean chilli powder; garlic powder; salt flakes of your choice
    • Accompaniments: Wasabi leaf ceviche
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    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: parsnips; stock
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    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: rice bran oil; parsnip peels
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    • Categories: Side dish; Swedish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: rosemary sprigs; parsnips; olive oil; salt flakes of your choice
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    • Categories: Main course; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Jewish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: roasting potatoes; parsnips; French shallots; salt flakes of your choice; eggs; gluten-free plain flour; white pepper; sunflower oil; peanut oil
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Winter
    • Ingredients: Medjool dates; parsnips; fresh ginger; crystallised ginger; ground ginger; ginger ale; butter; dark brown sugar; eggs; self-raising flour; salt flakes of your choice; thickened cream
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: French shallots; Chardonnay vinegar; toasted walnuts; purple kohlrabi; kohlrabi leaves; celery hearts; celery leaves; green-skinned pears; red grapes; dried currants; chives; mayonnaise; lemons
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bulb fennel; fennel fronds; red onions; heirloom tomatoes; sourdough bread; caraway seeds; sesame seeds; nigella seeds; milk; crispy fried shallots
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: polenta; bulb fennel; fennel fronds; pitted Kalamata olives; tinned tomatoes; rosemary sprigs; Parmesan cheese
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bulb fennel; fennel fronds; salt flakes of your choice; panko breadcrumbs; plain flour; white pepper; eggs; rice bran oil; golden syrup; sour cream; long red chillies; fresh ginger; tinned pineapple rings in juice; white vinegar; caster sugar
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    • Categories: Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: salt flakes of your choice; celeriac; crème fraîche; Gruyère cheese; thyme sprigs; celery seeds
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Notes about this book

  • aberne on December 07, 2020

    One-pan romesco soup. Amazingly easy recipe. Everything goes in one baking pan, then roasted for an hour while your house fills with the most amazing smells. The texture is creamy and rich, and even the littles gobbled it's up. Double the croutons. You're welcome.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Summer slice

    • Jane on September 05, 2021

      I liked the idea of this but the reality wasn't so great. Like Lepa I found it was very undercooked at the suggested cook time and oven temp. It was completely liquid in the center so I upped the temp from 350 to 390 for another 20 minutes. After that it was edible around the edges but the center tasted of uncooked flour - not pleasant. I still like the concept so I may try it again and bake at 390 from the start.

    • Lepa on June 28, 2021

      This did not turn out well for me. I was excited to try it because my MIL gave me a 1960s recipe for broccoli "quiche" or impossible pie with bisquick that I make all the time and love. I thought this would be a different, more exciting version of that so maybe I was setting myself up for disappointment. That said, this recipe has several issues. First, the bacon goes in uncooked. I was a bit surprised and googled several Australian websites and this is common with zucchini slice recipes. A few precooked the bacon so I did- but barely. The taste of the soft bacon, semi-cooked bacon in the end result was off-putting for me. If I tried this again I would crisp the bacon first. Also, this recipe needs salt. Finally, the cooking time isn't nearly enough. I took it out after 45 minutes and when I cut into it, egg oozed out. So I put it under the broiler for a few minutes but that still didn't do the trick. I'd add another ten minutes to the recipe.

  • Radicchio and sausage pasta

    • Jane on September 24, 2021

      This isn't the prettiest of pastas but it tastes really good. Sautéing the radicchio does dull its bright purple color to more of a gray, that also tinges the pasta, especially on leftovers. You would have to like bitter flavors to enjoy this as the radicchio does dominate. I did the half-and-half option, replacing half the pasta with zucchini noodles, which I would do again. I will definitely make this again. It makes a huge amount, probably more like 5-6 servings.

  • Indian-style butter carrot (Gajar makhani)

    • mondraussie on April 10, 2022

      I added some leftover roast chicken and this turned out to be a very nice dish. The cashew topping was a very nice touch..

    • Lepa on June 27, 2021

      This was good but not great. I felt like the sauce was missing something. Maybe it would be better with cream, as butter sauce usually is. I added a squeeze of lime and that helped. If I make this again I would cut the carrots smaller, as they didn't quite cook enough in 45 minutes.

  • Tuna poké bowls with daikon leaf furikake

    • mondraussie on February 07, 2022

      Didn't make the daikon leaf furikake because I didn't have any nori. But will definitely try it. Used brown rice, think it works better that way. Also used fresh broadbeans instead of edamame (can't get that here). But despite the subs, it made a fabulous meal.

  • KFC: Keralan fried cauliflower with coconut chutney

    • mondraussie on September 06, 2022

      Delicious!! Definitely going on the regular rotation. Didn't make the coconut chutney, ran out of time so served with a tomato salad, yoghurt, mango chutney, etc.. Will definitely try the coconut chutney next time.

  • BLT salad with avo-li

    • Lepa on August 17, 2022

      This is an especially delicious salad. The avocado dressing is incredible. Marinating the tomatoes briefly in cider vinegar gave them an especially bright and sweet taste. A squeeze of lemon at the end was perfect. The bacon needed another three minutes in the oven- and we used a whole package instead of 3 ounces (for a family of four). This is going into our regular rotation.

  • Carrot top rigatoni

    • Ganga108 on July 05, 2021

      Used Orzo pasta (risoni) instead of rigatoni, and LOVED it.

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  • ISBN 10 1911632906
  • ISBN 13 9781911632900
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  • Published Nov 12 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 488
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Murdoch

Publishers Text

A joyous must-have vegetable companion for the vegetarian or simply veg-forward: '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.



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