Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Vegetable Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding,  Vegetables Unleashed  is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy—and for his belief that vegetables are far sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle,  Vegetables Unleashed  showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style. With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost,  Vegetables Unleashed  gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America’s most important chefs and that promise to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom. Filled with a guerilla spirit and brought to life by Andrés’s globe-trotting culinary adventures,  Vegetables Unleashed   will show the home cook how to approach cooking vegetables in an entirely fresh and surprising way – and that the world can be changed through the power of plants.

  • Author: Jose Andres
  • Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (May 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


2. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Now outdoorsman and survivalists can own the official US Army guide to edible plants. Whether you are a stranded soldier, a wilderness hiker, or you just want to know which plants growing in your backyard are edible, this is an invaluable resource. Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification. Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it.

  • Author: Department of the Army
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1602396920
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches


3. Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Simple and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Be Healthier, and Feel Better Every Day

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

The groundbreaking  New York Times  bestseller that will transform your health—with 300 whole-food, plant-based recipes to help you lose weight, prevent disease, and thrive      The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine—and the Forks Over Knives way is your solution. Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, and the movement—is the international phenomenon that first emphasized the benefits of plant-based eating, and thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils from their diet and seen amazing results. If you’re one of them, or you’d like to be, you need this cookbook.     Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you  can’t  eat, but what you  can . Chef Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, and his collaborators transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year: Breakfast:  Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote   Salads, Soups and Stews:  Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew   Pasta and Noodle Dishes:  Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables   Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables:  Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”   Baked and Stuffed Vegetables:  Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls   The Amazing Bean:  White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips   Great Grains:  Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil   Desserts:  Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!  Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in  Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook  put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Join the Forks Over Knives movement and start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!

  • Author: Del Sroufe
  • Publisher: The Experiment; 1st edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1615190614
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.81 x 10 inches


4. The Plant Based Diet for Beginners: 75 Delicious, Healthy Whole Food Recipes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Change your life with a plant-based diet Adopting a plant-based lifestyle is a powerful choice for good: It supports physical and mental wellness, protects animal welfare, and preserves the environment. The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners is the perfect guide and cookbook for anyone who wants to explore this healthy way of eating. The recipes make it simple to adopt a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet free from animal products, salt, oil, and sugar. Popular blogger Plant Based Gabriel leads beginners through the basics of the WFPB diet that has enabled him to reclaim his health. Learn which essential ingredients and equipment to keep on hand, and how to eat plant-based at restaurants. Discover a wide range of dishes made with simple, everyday ingredients, including recipes for refrigerator staples like parmesan “cheese” and ranch dressing. Each recipe includes nutritional information, and many are safe for gluten- and nut-free diets. Improve your overall well-being with the power of a plant-based diet―and the help of this healthy cookbook.

  • Author: Gabriel Miller
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 10, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1646110421
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches


5. The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook: 500 Inspired, Flexible Recipes for Eating Well Without Meat (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Make any recipe vegan or vegetarian to suit your preference Plant-based cooking means different things to different people. We all come to plant-based eating with different goals in mind. ATK's diverse, modern guide offers foolproof recipes for every occasion that you can tailor to suit your own needs, choosing whether to make any dish vegan or vegetarian. From building a plant-centric plate to cooking with plant-based meat and dairy, you'll find everything you need here to create varied, satisfying meals. The 500-plus recipes are vegan but flexible. You can choose whether to make the Rancheros with Avocado with tofu or eggs, the Farro Salad with Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint with plant-based or dairy yogurt, the Vegetable Fried Rice with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with or without eggs, and the No-Bake Cherry-Almond Crisp using coconut oil or butter. ATK's plant-based eating strategy is easy, budget-friendly, and inclusive--cuisines around the world are rich with boldly flavored, naturally vegan dishes. Drawing inspiration from them, these recipes showcase produce, beans and grains, and vegan (and vegetarian) protein sources. The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook is packed with ingenious tips for cooking with plant-forward ingredients and also showcases ATK's practical techniques. Rethink how you use vegetables (blend leeks into a silky pasta sauce, use beets to transform a burger from the "vegan option" into the best option); discover how to boost umami flavor using tomato paste, dried mushrooms, and miso; and more. A thorough opening section delves into the details of modern plant-based eating, addressing shopping and storage strategies, the plethora of plant-based meat and dairy options, and how to meet nutritional needs.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1948703369
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 0.98 x 10 inches


6. Juicing for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Juicing Recipes and Juicing for Weight Loss

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

The bestselling beginner’s guide to dropping pounds, not nutrients. Losing weight is not just about looking good—it’s about feeling good, too. Juicing for Beginners is the go-to guide to lose weight and enrich your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Learn the ins and outs of detoxes, cleanses, and how to start juicing. With fresh new recipes and profiles on the revitalizing properties of key fruits and veggies, this book invites you to drink in good health. Juicing for Beginners includes: Juicing 101 —Learn why juicing is good for you, the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, plus practical tips on choosing a juicer. 100 Restorative Recipes —Take a sip of delicious fruit, vegetable, and green-based juices, and so much more. Diet RIGHT —Get smart about which juicing plan works best for your lifestyle and weight loss goals. Wake up with Green Good Morning Juice or treat yourself to Cool Cilantro Coconut Juice just because. Whatever your juicing style is, this book helps you get lean and feel good.

  • Author: Rockridge Press
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (August 23, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1623152161
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches


7. Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal , The Atlantic , Bon Appétit , Food Network Magazine , Every Day with Rachael Ray , USA Today , Seattle Times , Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel , Library Journal , Eater, and more “If you’re finding pantry cooking to mean too many uninspired pots of beans, might I suggest Six Seasons? It both highlights a perfectly ripe plant . . . and shows you how to transform slightly less peak-season produce (yes, the cabbage lurking in the back of your fridge right now counts) with heat, spice, acid, and fat.” —Epicurious  “Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. . . . Six Seasons is about as close to a perfect cookbook as I have seen . . . a book beginner and seasoned cooks alike will reach for repeatedly.” —Lucky Peach Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In Six Seasons , his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.

  • Author: Joshua McFadden
  • Publisher: Artisan; 1st Edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1579656317
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.6 x 10.4 inches


8. Mushrooming without Fear: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion—including “Never, never take a mushroom with gills” and “If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.” Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

  • Author: Alexander Schwab
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (October 17, 2007)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1602391604
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 9.5 inches


9. Making Vegan Meat: The Plant-Based Food Science Cookbook (Plant Based Recipes)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

A Plant-Based Cookbook Packed with Juicy Vegan Meat Recipes and Rooted in Food Science #1 Bestseller in Raw Cooking, Vegan Cooking, and Vegetarian Diets "Mark is an absolute wizard - he can turn the most unexpected ingredients into vegan meat! You will not be disappointed." ― Rose Lee , Cheap Lazy Vegan An original type of cookbook for those looking to make juicy burgers, sizzling BBQ ribs, and fried chicken, all from the power of fruits and vegetables. To all food lovers and enthusiasts out there.   Making Vegan Meat  is a staple cookbook for kitchens where home cooks, professional chefs, foodies, vegans, vegetarians, and the vegan curious can find super vegan meat recipes. Foodie, food scientist. and YouTuber Mark “Saustache” Thompson shows you a multitude of filling vegan dishes to deeply satisfy your tastebuds. Nutritious, creative, plant-based recipes.  Step out of your comfort zone and have fun with healthier, delicious, plant-based cuisine, from mouthwatering BBQ ribs made from mushrooms to crispy bacon from a daikon radish. You will have your dinner guests exclaiming, “Wait! That’s a vegetable?” Read Making Vegan Meat and: Learn to experiment in the kitchen with unexpected ingredients and create your own plant-based vegan meat recipes Gain insight into how to produce different flavors, textures, and aromas Discover exciting ways to use a variety of mushrooms and many other fruits and vegetables If you enjoyed plant-based cookbooks like  Vegan for Everybody ,  Plants-Only Kitchen , or  Forks Over Knives: The Cookboo k, then you’ll love  Making Vegan Meat .

  • Author: Mark Thompson
  • Publisher: Mango (July 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1642506006
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.4 x 9.9 inches


10. The Juicing Recipes Book: 150 Healthy Juicer Recipes to Unleash the Nutritional Power of Your Juicing Machine

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Vegetable Cooking - August 2021

Get the Most Out of Your Juicer with Over 150 Juicy Recipes High-energy juices, cleansing juices, weight loss juices, and more—the number of juicing recipes that boost your health are virtually endless. In one complete reference, The Juicer Recipes Book packs only the best vitamin-rich juicing recipes to get the maximum benefit of your juicer. From Jet Lag Tonic to Metabolism Boosting Green Juice, these juicing recipes are organized according to their purpose, so you can get your body in top shape, lose weight, increase your energy, or detox your system. Plus, if you haven't bought your juicer yet, this book gives you the lowdown on the three main juicer types, so you can make the wisest choice for your specific health needs. The Juicer Recipes Book includes: A Kick-start Guide —Learn what type of juicer fits your lifestyle, which ingredients to keep on hand for your juicing recipes, and how to prep fruits and veggies. 150 Juicing Recipes —Fill your glass with the healthiest recipes like Breakfast Mojito, Spicy Tomato, Citrus Energy, Complexion Helper, and Peach-Strawberry Nectar. Quick-reference —Choose your juice to fill your needs with options for Brain-Nourishing Juices, Alkalizing Juices, Healthful Skin Juices, and more. Unlock the full benefit of your juicer machine and feel the difference with The Juicer Recipes Book .

  • Author: Mendocino Press
  • Publisher: Mendocino Press (June 20, 2014)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1623154035
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.55 x 8 inches