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The Vegetable: Recipes that celebrate nature Hardcover – 1 November 2017

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"In this elegant book, Griffiths and Valsamis elevate the vegetable and explore those possibilities. From the chiaroscuro cover photo of a cabbage to the gilded page edges, this book sends the message: vegetables are sincere, complex, and worth your attention."

"Everyone needs as many great vegetable cookbooks as they can find in their kitchen library. The Vegetable, a collaboration between Brooklyn- and Australian-based recipe developers and food stylists Caroline Griffiths and Vicki Valsamis, is one of the essentials. If you're looking for a trusty cache of go-to vegetable dishes, this is a must-buy. "

"With stunning full-color photography throughout, the book is broken down by style of vegetable roots, brassicas, seeds and pods, bulbs, fruits, and leafy greens, making it easy to find the perfect recipe for your produce. Recipes for entrees and side dishes as well as sauces and pickles make this book is the perfect companion for simple dinners and feasts alike."

"The recipe is worth making just for the chance to fill your kitchen with the swoon-inducing aromas produced by the heady spices and other aromatics, which you combine with pistachios and dried cherries, then roast inside the pumpkin cavities. But it gets even better. You scrape out that mixture, along with a good amount of pumpkin flesh, stir in yogurt and then layer it all back into the pumpkins with basmati rice. Sprinkle the top layer with saffron-infused water, bake again, and just try not to dig in before these beauties even make it onto a platter. It's mostly hands-off work, but if you prefer you can divide the job, roasting the pumpkins the first time a day (or days) before the Thanksgiving crunch. When you stuff and finish them closer to serving time, that showstopping aroma will return, I promise."
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Vicki Valsamis is one of Australia’s most sought-after food stylists and recipe developers, and has worked with major brands, food magazines and publishers. She’s previously published Monster Shakes and The Vegetable.

Caroline Griffiths is an author, qualified home economist, cook, food writer and food stylist with a keen interest in nutrition.  She is a passionate food expert with over 20 years of food industry experience, having worked in several of Australia’s best-known test kitchens.
She has authored four books, and has contributed to many cookbooks, food magazines and websites. Caroline loves to create recipes that are flavourful, wholesome, creative and achievable.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Smith Street Books (1 November 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1925418537
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1925418538
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.57 x 3.3 x 28.45 cm
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With a primary focus on food styling, recipe development and prop styling Vicki's love for all things culinary can be attributed to 20 years in the food industry and a passion for sourcing seasonable and local produce.

Recognised for a unique and multidisciplinary approach to her craft she enjoys working on a range of advertising campaigns, editorial and publishing projects.

Clients include Vogue, Pana Chocolate, Maxwell and Williams, Sunday Life, Schweppes, Bulla, Real Living Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Country Style Magazine, ABC Delicious Magazine, Mission Foods, Helgas, Nestle, Heinz, SPC and Smith Street Books.

Vicki is based in Melbourne, Australia. When she's not on set, you'll find her spending time with her family, scouring the local farmers markets and writing recipes....naturally!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful color photos, recipes by vegetable category!
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