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Still Life with Menu Cookbook

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In this best-selling companion volume to Mollie's television series, the 200-plus recipes are revised to be easier to follow than ever before. Gorgeous pastel illustrations add to its charm, while complete menus range from the simple and comforting to the absolutely elegant. The step-by-step "do-ahead" hints for each menu make this the ideal book for busy people who want w In this best-selling companion volume to Mollie's television series, the 200-plus recipes are revised to be easier to follow than ever before. Gorgeous pastel illustrations add to its charm, while complete menus range from the simple and comforting to the absolutely elegant. The step-by-step "do-ahead" hints for each menu make this the ideal book for busy people who want wonderful meals in their daily lives.


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In this best-selling companion volume to Mollie's television series, the 200-plus recipes are revised to be easier to follow than ever before. Gorgeous pastel illustrations add to its charm, while complete menus range from the simple and comforting to the absolutely elegant. The step-by-step "do-ahead" hints for each menu make this the ideal book for busy people who want w In this best-selling companion volume to Mollie's television series, the 200-plus recipes are revised to be easier to follow than ever before. Gorgeous pastel illustrations add to its charm, while complete menus range from the simple and comforting to the absolutely elegant. The step-by-step "do-ahead" hints for each menu make this the ideal book for busy people who want wonderful meals in their daily lives.

30 review for Still Life with Menu Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Abilouise

    For a long time, I've had a theory that Molly Katzen may have been struggling with depression while writing this book. The menus are carb-heavy and she puts chocolate in a lot of places that concern me, and the recipes are hit-or-miss in terms of how well they turn out. The exception, as it often is with Molly Katzen, is the Ashkenazi soul food. The Passover menu is why I still own this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Richardson

    With this book, Mollie Katzen taught me how to cook.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    I want to love this cookbook and its menus, but somehow it seems rather dated to me...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jensownzoo

    Another collection of recipes from one of my favorite vegetarian cooks. This one has recipes arranged by menus to take some of the effort out of meal planning. Also noted in each recipe is what can be done in advance, a plus for dinner parties or busy cooks. Sample recipe below: Turkish Bulgur Pilaf 1 1/2 c minced onion 2 med stalks celery, minced 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried dill 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil 2 c uncooked bulgur 2 1/2 c boiling water 1/2 c dried currants 1 c sliced dried apricots 1 c chopped, toasted Another collection of recipes from one of my favorite vegetarian cooks. This one has recipes arranged by menus to take some of the effort out of meal planning. Also noted in each recipe is what can be done in advance, a plus for dinner parties or busy cooks. Sample recipe below: Turkish Bulgur Pilaf 1 1/2 c minced onion 2 med stalks celery, minced 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried dill 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil 2 c uncooked bulgur 2 1/2 c boiling water 1/2 c dried currants 1 c sliced dried apricots 1 c chopped, toasted walnuts 1/2 c finely minced fresh parsley lemon wedges for garnish 1. In a large heavy saucepan, cook onion and celery with the salt and dill in oil over medium heat until the vegetables are tender (8-10 minutes). Stir intermittently. 2. Add the bulgur. Continue to saute, and stir fairly attentitively over med-low heat until the bulgur is lightly browned and everything is well-coated and integrated (about 5-8 minutes). 3. Add the water, currants, and apricots. Cover and simmer over very low heat for about 25 minutes, or until the bulgur is tender and the water is absorbed. 4. Mix in the walnuts and parsley just before serving. Garnish with generous, squeezable wedges of lemon. 4-5 servings

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sonia

    Still Life with Menu is a cook book no longer in print but certainly one that should be on every dedicated vegetarians cookbook altar, or perhaps that is just the nostalgic child in me speaking from the distant memories of happy times spent gazing at the beautiful pictures while yummy smells wafted through the kitchen....ok, I refuse to accept that. This cook book rocks hard and Molly Katzen should be revered for the pioneering vegetarian chef that she is. You can still find it and other books b Still Life with Menu is a cook book no longer in print but certainly one that should be on every dedicated vegetarians cookbook altar, or perhaps that is just the nostalgic child in me speaking from the distant memories of happy times spent gazing at the beautiful pictures while yummy smells wafted through the kitchen....ok, I refuse to accept that. This cook book rocks hard and Molly Katzen should be revered for the pioneering vegetarian chef that she is. You can still find it and other books by Katzen; you’ll just have to try a little harder than normal.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Headings

    Classic book. Even though it is several years old, there are still some recipes out of here that I pull out from time to time. It is organized by menu ideas, so groups of coordinating recipes are placed together. This can make it difficult to find things when you're just in the mood to browse through and you don't have a particular idea/ingredient in mind. There is an index though that can help identify recipes by main ingredient.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    I haven't used a recipe from this book in, oh... 72 hours. When my children were young and meal planning was an issue, this book was a lifesaver because it gives a complete dinner menu, from soup or salad to dessert. I think I have made every recipe in this book at least once, but there are some, like the chickpea and carrot salad with dill, or the Chilequile Casserole, that I make all the time. This is a fresh, delicious approach to vegetarian cooking that is guaranteed to please.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    As I made dinner tonight, I realized I hadn't added this one yet. This has some of my favorite go-to recipes -- the chilaquile casserole & black bean chili are always hits when I serve them. The recipes are tasty, hearty, and easy to follow, and Mollie Katzen's beautiful illustrations are an added bonus to this cookbook.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emilie

    Aw. This book and I had some great times. It was fun making the whole menus sometimes or just picking out the recipes that looked good. This was written so that vegetarians in the eighties in the middle of Kansas could make themselves something that was kind of Pad Thai.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kandra

    Up-scale, easy vegetarian recipes

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    I don't actually own this book but borrowed it from a friend a while back and LOVED it. Great recipes coupled with art, and designed for setting up entire meals (or not). Good stuff.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dottie

    Food as art. Cookbook as art.

  13. 5 out of 5

    G.G.

    Still remember the summer I spent cooking my way through this bewitching book. Mollie Katzen's recipes are somehow more than the sum of their parts.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rosminah

    This was more about the drawings than the recipes. Could be cute for some, but it did not do much for me.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda Harkins

    Love this cookbook and use lots of recipes, especially those with carrots!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie King

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda Ritchie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vienna Richards

  19. 4 out of 5

    Doris

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Gillespie

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stacee Kramer

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  23. 5 out of 5

    Safé Bejaoui

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jean

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Towanda

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mohammad

  29. 5 out of 5

    Till Geiger

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gregory Family

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