From wild chanterelle mushrooms and Walla Walla onions to marionberries and hazelnuts, the Pacific Northwest produces some of the country’s most delicious food. The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook features 200 fresh, accessible recipes that celebrate these unique flavors. It also profiles twelve growers and beekeepers of Oregon and Washington through inspiring essays that transport the reader to the farm where food is picked from trees, bushes, and vines.
Debra Daniels-Zeller has created a great culinary reference and an introduction to the bounty of local markets, with tips on how to buy and store seasonal produce. Includes breakfast foods, year-round salads, soups and breads, starters and sides, entrees, and desserts. Readers will walk away from this book - and straight to the local farmers’ market - with recipes for each season and every part of the day.
About the Author
Debra Daniels-Zeller learned how to roll a pie crust and enjoy the simple pleasures of food in her grandmother’s kitchen. After being lured to Washington by Northwest berries in the 1970s, Debra became enchanted with the diverse bounty of local fruits and vegetables. She has taught seasonally inspired vegetarian cooking classes in Seattle since 1990, and has been a regular contributor to Vegetarian Journal for over a decade. Her recipes and articles have also appeared in Delicious Living, The Sound Consumer, and Veggie Life. An avid farmers’ market shopper, Debra continues to develop recipes and blog about local foods at http://foodconnections.blogspot.com. She lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband, two basset hounds, and a barn cat adopted from Mair Farm-Taki, an organic farm near Yakima, Washington.
“Even non-vegetarians will find favorite dishes to enjoy. Have fun buying and cooking locally.” —Portland Book Review
“Daniels-Zeller demonstrates the rich array of inspiring foods with which to cook delicious, wholesome, and regional vegetarian meals.” —Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone