The Magnificent Book of Vegetables

The Magnificent Book of Vegetables

How to eat a rainbow every day

Alice Hart


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Most of us want to eat more vegetables, but are held back by time restrictions, lack of inspiration or cookery know-how. This is a proud celebration of vegetables, providing inspiration on how to eat the rainbow every day in the most tempting ways.

Featuring over 80 vegetarian (and some vegan) recipes arranged according to the seasons, chef and food writer Alice Hart encourages you to make vegetables the star of the plate, and eat what is plentiful at the time.

There's a focus on simple cooking methods and humble, familiar ingredients and spices, perfect for enthusiastic cooks and eaters. Try the punchy Smashed New Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Chicory, a summery, aromatic Pak Choy, Miso and Mushroom Noodle Bowl or the umami-heavy comforting Butternut Puttanesca.

With make-ahead elements to speed up meal prep and fad-free advice, Alice shows that, with the right recipe, even a humble cabbage or beetroot can be exciting, surprising and delicious.


Alice Hart:
A Leith's-trained chef with over 20 years' experience in the food industry and a former food editor of the seminal Waitrose Food Illustrated Magazine, Alice Hart has authored many successful cookery books, including Alice's Cookbook, Friends at my Table and The New Vegetarian, of which Nigella Lawson wrote 'I feel I could cook from this book every night and have the perfect supper on the table daily'. Alice writes regularly for numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph, Olive, Delicious and many more. Drawing on her original degree in physiology, Alice is about to complete a masters (MSc) in applied sports nutrition. She lives in Brighton.