Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ROOTS - Winner of the James Beard Foundation and IACP awards

ROOTS - a winner - It has won the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award (Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian – Category) and has also been judged the winner of best single subject cookbook of the year from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. (IACP)

The Definitive Compendium with
More than 225 Recipes

By Diane Morgan
Foreword by Deborah Madison
Photographs by Antonis Achilleos

For anyone who ever picked up a strangely shaped, gnarly looking vegetable at the farmers’ market (in the author’s case, burdock root) and said “what’s this?,” Roots is the ultimate go-to guide to the hearty, healthful, nutrition-packed, budget-friendly veggies found underground. In fact, in terms of sustainable farming for an expanding global population, it doesn’t get much better than roots – according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, roots like sunchokes, parsnips, and sweet potatoes top the list in terms of the amount of nutrition they provide per unit of land (Slate, June 12, 2012).

Roots reveals this bounteous underworld, from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the unfamiliar (jicama, salsify, yuca) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes). Discover the fascinating history and lore of each one, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and—the best part—more than 225 simple yet creative recipes that bring out their best flavors.

Start with easy-to-prepare Ginger Rhubarb Chutney. Save it in pretty glass containers and this tangy-spicy sauce makes a great gift (or eat it yourself straight from the jar!).  Explore more unusual varieties like burdock, a long, thin root with a mild flavor and pleasing crunch, ideal for pickling and stir-fries. Didn’t know turmeric was a root? Used mostly in Asian cooking, turmeric is best known for its beautiful golden color and its welcome presence in dishes like Chiang Mai Curry Noodles. And don’t forget the well-loved stand-bys like potatoes and carrots that make flavorful hearty stews and quick weeknight meals.

Whether you bring home your new-found roots from the grocery store or your local famers’ market, these delicious, nutritious, and easy-on–the-wallet veggies will add a new level of taste and sophistication to your everyday cooking.

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