COOKING & FOOD

Plant and Planet: Sustainable and Delicious Vegetarian Cooking for Real People

Rodale Dec. 2021. 256p. ISBN 9780593135518. $29.99. COOKING
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This new work by the editors of Goodful is written with sustainably in mind and provides vegetarian recipes, (most with vegan options), along with sections on shopping economically and limiting food waste and packaging. There are also tips from food experts on getting the most from grocery purchases. Rather than being divided into typical appetizer/entrée/dessert categories, this book has nine chapters based on situational scenarios (e.g., prepare-ahead meals for the week; cleaning out the fridge; fast meals for busy times). There are also sections on food preservation, bread-making, (along with vegan butter), and a chapter titled “Live a Little” that has recipes for potato doughnuts and loaded breakfast nachos. Each section has an introduction by a chef or food writer, followed by seven to 10 recipes (about half of which are accompanied by bright color photographs).
VERDICT More about general sustainable eating than it is about specific recipes. A practical work focused on ways to eliminate waste, and shop and cook responsibly while still eating delicious food.
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