Eat Your Greens!
Hearty soups, comforting casseroles, creamy gratins – winter and delicious vegetable dishes go hand in hand.
What's in season? Look no further than your local vege shop! Bored with cabbage, try Cavolo Nero instead, the Tuscan black cabbage.
Or were you put off by the Brussels Sprouts of childhood? Well the vast majority of the sprouts now sold in NZ have been breed to eliminate that element of bitterness. Not convinced yet? Cut a cross in the bottom, lightly steam, then toss them in melted butter and scatter with toasted hazelnuts.
In need of further inspiration? We have some brilliant titles, both newly published and old favourites, that will satisfy your vegetable cravings.
THE NEW ZEALAND VEGETABLE COOKBOOK
Lauraine Jacobs, Ginny Grant, Kathy Paterson
Random House $50
A meal isn’t complete with vegetables, and sometimes vegetables can be a complete meal. This beautiful book embraces the range and versatility of our seasonal produce. It is logically divided into four seasonal sections, with a feature vegetable for each season.
This is not a vegetarian cook book as such, but rather a celebration of how vegetables can be the star in a range of delicious dishes.
So far here at Cook the Books we’ve tried the Warm Leek Salad, Spices Parsnip and Coconut Soup, and the Spiced Lentils, Tomatoes and Eggs - all really tasty, fresh and easy to achieve.
Ebury Press - $75
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