Vintage Vegetarian Cookbook - The New Laurel's Kitchen - 1986 Hardcover Edition Third Printing
Laurel's kitchen has its own pace... a human pace...
Isn't that a great way to start the introduction to a cookbook? This cookbook is made for humans and their health and their desire to eat something delicious.
Published during a fast-paced time in history where excess, ambition and demand were the buzzwords of the decade and fancy food, intricate recipes, and nouveau cuisine topped the list of culinary delights, Laurel and her team stepped onto the cookbook scene with a different approach. She'll be the first to tell you right off the bat that some recipes in this book take longer than others to prepare but ultimately it's not the length of time that matters, it's the pace and appreciation in which you do it that matters.
This cookbook is a gentle reminder to enjoy the cooking process and to be thankful for the ingredients made by nature that go into each recipe and then into your belly.
First published in 1976, Laurel's Kitchen, written by Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders, and Bronwen Godfrey became a runaway hit with health-conscious home cooks of the late 20th century. A complete vegetarian cookbook, its mission was to not only provide healthy meat-free recipes but also to share important nutrition information so that plant-based eaters could make the healthiest decisions possible when it came to foods they consumed.
Revised and updated to celebrate its 10th anniversary, The New Laurel's Kitchen was published in 1986 and included among the beloved favorites a new batch of recipes to supplement the originals, updated nutrition information, and the latest health-conscious information available with a bevy of easy to understand charts, guides, and tips.
Selling over a million copies, critics have praised both books for paving the way to more mindful eating. But of the two, this version - New Laurel's Kitchen is recommended most often for home cooks just starting out on a vegetarian path thanks to its friendly approach and unintimidating ease of use. Laurel herself, a co-author and food columnist, knew that it could be a bit overwhelming when it came to digesting (pun intended!) a new way of eating - particularly when it came to following a plant-based diet that needed a bit more balance. Balanced levels of proteins, fats and carbs are always a concern for vegetarians. Laurel, Carol, and Brian (a nutritionist ) helped take care of that.
This cookbook is great both for vegetarians and meat-eaters thanks to the wealth of interesting recipes. If you love Mediterranean, Indian and Mexican food and flavors, you'll especially love the variety found here.
A note to cooks: This is a true vegetarian cookbook which means you will find no recipes that contain meat, fish, poultry or seafood but there are recipes that contain eggs and dairy.
- 1986 Edition, third printing
- Contains 511 pages and includes over 500 recipes
- Illustrated throughout with whimsical drawings on almost every page
- Interesting recipes include King Cole Curry, Coconut Chutney, Spinach Crepes, Crookneck Chiffon Pie, Honey Peanut Butter Cookies, Green Rice Casserole, Chillaquillas, Polenta with Eggplant, Sunshine Bars and so many more!
In great vintage condition. The dustjacket contains some chippy areas and wrinkling along the top and bottom edges. The interior is clean and bright no cooking spots, stains or notations. A previous owner's name is written in pen on the inside endpaper. The spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 9.5" inches (length) x 7.5" inches (width) x 1.5" inches (thickness) and weighs just 3lbs.