I thought this cookbook was going to be a little boring. I mean, a whole book of nothing but veggies? But wow, it’s really packed with good prep advice and great recipes.
The cookbook has both a table of contents with all vegetables covered (there are almost 50 of them…) AND a list of all featured recipes categorized by their main vegetable component. So it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. (Of course there’s also a comprehensive index in the back, too.)
Each vegetable section starts out with a quick, one-page tutorial on how to prep and store the veggie, followed by recipes. Some veggies have a lot of recipes, some only a few. Most of the recipes call for meat, fish, or dairy, so don’t expect to find a lot of vegan options in here just because it’s a vegetable cookbook.
I recognize some of the recipes from other Cook’s Illustrated books, but there are plenty that I haven’t seen before. Mostly, I love how I’m learning the best ways to prep and cook these veggies. I appreciate the advice at the beginning of each section, but I also like the little how-to vignettes peppered throughout.
Ultimately, I have really enjoyed looking through this cookbook! I’ve learned WAY more than I expected to about vegetables, and I keep finding new things to try each time. Love, love, yum, yum.
Thank you to America’s Test Kitchen and Amazon Vine for the ARC!