My daughter is 8 and recently decided to become a vegetarian, which, even in veg-friendly Santa Cruz, has created some interesting culinary conundrums. We recently discovered El Cantaro, a vegetarian/vegan taqueria in Monterey, and have been hooked on trying to recreate the same depth of flavors at home. This cookbook gave us several great tips and recipes to help build flavorful dishes and have since incorporated several into our weekly routine. Highly recommended!— ED
'Like the Mexican Joy of Cooking.'– Bon Appétit
An essential guide to vibrant, vegetarian Mexican home cooking, including naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dishes – with more than 400 authentic everyday recipes for the home cook
Vegetarian food is deeply woven into Mexico's diverse culinary history. In this blockbuster recipe collection from the bestselling author of Mexico: The Cookbook, home cooks will discover delicious traditional and modern dishes made with corn, beans, spices, and the incredible bounty of fruit, vegetables, legumes, seeds, and edible flowers grown across Mexico.
These healthy, wholesome recipes are meat-free by design, spotlighting Mexico's outstanding foods, instead of relying on hard-to-source ingredients or substitutions. Each is presented with clear, straightforward instructions accessible to home cooks of all skill levels.
Along with authentic breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts, the book includes an entire chapter dedicated to pulses - high-protein superfoods such as chickpeas, beans and lentils - as well as special sections for breads, drinks, sauces, and basics that every fan of Mexican cuisine should master.
Beautifully designed, with an eye-popping cover and vivid photography throughout, The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook is an inspiring addition to any home cook's kitchen shelf.
Chapters and recipes include:
Chef and restaurateur Margarita Carrillo Arronte is part of a Mexican family with deep cultural and culinary roots. Over her 35-year career, popularizing Mexican cuisine throughout the world, Margarita has lectured at institutions and represented Mexico at the G-20 summit. As well as hosting food shows on the popular El Gourmet channel in Mexico, Margarita has authored books on Mexican food, including Phaidon's bestselling Mexico: The Cookbook.
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'Will help you satisfy every craving.' - Epicurious
'Like the Mexican Joy of Cooking.' - Bon Appétit
'Encyclopedia of essential Mexican dishes from the Phaidon pantheon.' - Fodor's Travel
'This cookbook is a resource that's just as indispensable as Arronte's original Mexico: The Cookbook, pushing us to reimagine what Mexican food is, was and can be.' - The Washington Post
'A dazzling, rich text ... [does] a brilliant job of transforming formidable vegetable bounties into sophisticated cuisines.' - Foreword Reviews
'The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte is just that: all the flavors of Mexico, none of the meat. A big Phaidon number with 400 recipes to join their library of food bibles.' - Paula Forbes, Stained Page News