A Modern Way to Cook Cookbook Review

A Modern Way to Cook Cookbook Review

Title: A Modern Way to Cook
Author: Anna Jones
Published: 2016, Ten Speed Press
No. of Pages: 352
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $18.99 Kindle

Serious vegetarians sometimes run out of ideas for meal options, especially when they are in a hurry. In her excellent cookbook, A Modern Way to Cook: 150+ Vegetarian Recipes for Quick, Flavor-Packed Meals, Anna Jones shows how to make quick, nutritious meals that are not only vegetarian, but also delicious. So often vegetarians get stuck in a pattern of same-old-same-old meals because they are in a time crunch. A Modern Way to Cook offers healthy, attractive meals, all that can be made in under an hour.

The cookbook is divided into sections with recipes that take 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to prepare, and 40 minutes to prepare. This is very helpful. Each of the chapters has mouthwatering recipes that will appeal to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Jones stresses the importance of using fresh, wholesome, healthy ingredients in the recipes. There are dozens of appetizers, breads, mains, sides, and desserts to choose from. The Turkish Flatbread with Spoon Salad was easy and tasty. The Honey Rye Bread was unexpectedly good, and the Amazing Crackers are crunchy and perfect to go with dips.

One of the best things about this book is that it has recipes for basics such as homemade Paneer, a delicious soft homemade cheese used often in Indian dishes. There is a basic recipe for tahini, as well as a primer on cooking healthy grains such as millet, amaranth, brown rice, farro, freekeh, and quinoa. The vegetable dishes are a little different from the norm, and are not difficult to make. The Zucchini noodles with pistachio, green herbs, and ricotta turned out picture perfect; there are several other pasta-type dishes to try, as well as desserts to die for.

The book has an excellent index, beautiful pictures of many of the dishes (unfortunately not all are pictured), and is well-organized. Most of the ingredients called for are easily found at regular grocery stores and health-food stores.

All told, A Modern Way to Cook: 150+ Vegetarian Recipes for Quick, Flavor-Packed Meals, is an excellent book for vegetarians who are looking for something to cook that is different and good.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying an advance review copy of this cookbook.

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A Modern Way to Cook: 150+ Vegetarian Recipes for Quick, Flavor-Packed Meals

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