Eating fresh vegetableswhether purchased at a supermarket, farmer's market, or organic food storeis both a health commandment and a gourmet pleasure.Knack Vegetable Cookingbrings together the 350 best recipes out there. For each vegetable, the book offers a range of recipe types, some including meatfrom delicious, simple recipes any cook will want to add to his or her everyday culinary repertoire, to recipes for making the most of a big harvest or a good seasonal price, ethnic and regional recipes, and recipes suited to dinner parties or holiday celebrations.
Mary Beth Crain is a journalist, author, former caterer, and lifelong foodie. She is the author of a memoir, A Widow, A Chihuahua and Harry Truman, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Guardian Angels. She recently cast her own mom in the new, costumed role of "Mother Asparagus" for the Asparagus Festival and Parade in her hometown of Hart, Michigan. She loves celebrating local produce, especially vegetables. Peter Ardito and Susan Byrnes, whose photography studio Ardito + Byrnes is in downtown Manhattan, produce food-related imagery for leading magazines and book publishers. Visit them at arditobyrnes.com.