Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family

Pollan, Tracy & . Harper Wave. Apr. 2019. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9780062821386. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062821393. COOKING
Designed for people who are mostly vegetarian but who enjoy meat or fish occasionally, the flexitarian dietary approach is gaining in popularity. This collection by the Pollan family—Lori, Dana, and Tracy are food writer Michael Pollan's sisters and Corky is his mom—is a creative introduction to the concept, intended to encourage healthy, home-cooked meals for all types of eaters, including vegans and those wanting gluten-free options. With clear instructions on how to use the book and recommendations on kitchen and pantry supplies, this will appeal to those who seek an all-in-one resource. The recipes also include lists for market supplies; cooks can shop accordingly and not be without vital ingredients. The foreword by Michael Pollan explains why his comments on eating "mostly plants" caused controversy but also how the quality and variety of vegetables in American supermarkets means that more people can enjoy the benefits of a plant-based diet.
VERDICT Tempting illustrations accompanied by realistic, sensible recipes will delight all manner of cooks.

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