Inspired and Creative Vegetable Recipes and More from Acclaimed Chef Deborah Madison
One of my favorite cookbooks in recent years is the gorgeous Vegetable Literacy by the wonderful Deborah Madison. I had the pleasure of taking a cooking class with Madison many years back and her thoughtful, balanced approach to preparing food was as evident in the kitchen as it is in this book. (I still make her delicious turnip soup regularly.)
Madison is a master of flavor combinations, building complex and incredibly satisfying food out of seemingly simple ingredients. The same can be said about Vegetable Literacy, which takes the humblest of vegetables, like the Jerusalem artichoke, and turns them into something good enough to serve to company. Madison’s cookbook is a must for vegetarians and a treasure trove for home cooks wanting to increase their creativity and knowledge about vegetables. Highly recommended.
—Maya Parson, Edible Michiana editor
Sun Choke Bisque with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Sunflower SproutsRecipe from Deborah Madison, Vegetable Literacy Serves 4 to 6
For those of you unsure about Jerusalem artichokes, a soup is a good place to start. The final soup is puréed, so you don’t … Read More