Who else but Whole Foods Market could create a cookbook so fresh, so appealing, so full of valuable information, and so perfect for the way we are all cooking and eating today? Bursting with winning recipes, healthful cooking advice, cheerful guidance through the new language of natural foods, wine and cheese information, and a comprehensive glossary, this is a “thank goodness it’s here” kind of cookbook.
The world’s largest natural and organic supermarket has created 350 contemporary recipes that are destined to become new classics. Whole Foods Market presents the most popular dishes from their prepared foods section, combined with brand-new recipes that showcase the wide variety of delicious ingredients available today. Far from “crunchy granola” fare, sophisticated recipes include Shrimp and Scallop Chalupas, Hazelnut Crusted Pork Loin, Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken, Griddled Sesame and Garlic Tofu with Wilted Bok Choy, Honey Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce, and Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Blondies. From meat and fish to tofu and vegetables, kid-friendly dishes to one-pot meals, the choices are dazzling, and with more than 200 of the recipes either vegetarian or vegan, the options are diverse.
But the recipes are just the beginning. Steve Petusevsky and Whole Foods Market Team Members shed light on the confusing world of natural foods, presenting interesting, accessible information and all kinds of helpful cooking advice. The Whole Foods Market Cookbook is as welcoming and fun as a trip to one of their stores. Find out the answers to questions such as:
How do I cook quinoa?
What are the different kinds of tofu, and how do I know which to buy?
How should I stock a great natural foods pantry?
What are good alternatives to wheat pasta?
What does “organic” mean?
A glossary with more than 150 definitions provides a great reference for all of the terms and ingredients that have been edging their way into our vocabularies and kitchens. With recipe bonuses, tips from the team, variations, sidebars, and 30 menu suggestions, this is the natural foods guide that so many of us have been waiting for.
Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods. Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, the company now operates more than 130 stores in the United States and Canada under the names of Whole Foods Market®, Bread & Circus®, Fresh Fields®, Harry’s Farmers Market®, Allegro Coffee Company®, and Wellspring®.
Steven Petusevsky, former chef for Whole Foods Market, is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, where he was awarded a fellowship and served as chef instructor. His articles have appeared in Cooking Light, Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, Self, and Fine Cooking, and he is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune news service, where his weekly column, “Vegetarian Today,” appears in hundreds of newspapers nationally.
“. . . this is a great compendium of information and recipes . . .”—Jacques Pépin, cookbook author, teacher, and pbs-tv cooking show host
“. . . this is a book to keep in the kitchen and use.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of The Healthy Kitchen and Eating Well for Optimum Health
“. . . a broad-reaching guide that will surely inspire many satisfying meals.”—Rick Bayless, chef, author, and PBS-TV host of Mexico: One Plate at a Time
“ This book spans the cultural hemisphere with simple, flavorful recipes that are also good for you because, remember, you are what you eat!”
—Ming Tsai, chef at Blue Ginger restaurant and author of Blue Ginger