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Jan 4, 2005 04:55 PM

Moosewood New Classics, Again

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I'm re-posting this because I didn't get any responses and I just know someone out there has used this cookbook...Any recs on good, tried- and- true recipes from this book? I am not a vegetarian, but my daughter is, and I would like to prepare some dishes for her. Thanks. Sue

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  1. I haven't got the cookbook, but you might actually look at the book reviews on amazon-- often, cookbook reviewers will post their favorites and failures as part of their overall review.

    Good luck.

    1. I have two Moosewood cookbooks and am not a vegetarian either. Low-Fat Favourites, and Sundays at Moosewood. They do have some good recipes though I haven't tried too many.

      Classics might be included from these books though, so I have enjoyed:
      - Japanese Sauteed Spinach
      - Carrot Pancake
      - Brown Bread
      - Peanut Soup
      - Turkish Spinach and Lentil Soup, and
      - Hot Pepper Green Beans

      Have fun!

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      1. re: Carey

        If the carrot pancake is the one from Finland, I've also made that (more than once) and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a very forgiving recipe (e.g. if you add too much of X or not much Y, still turns out well), and really quite good.

      2. Not sure which Moosewood cookbooks these are from, but I really like their recipies for:
        -Molasses cookies
        -Soy gevault
        -Peanut soup
        -And so many others I can't remember off the top of my head!

        1. I don't know if my Moosewood favorite recipes are in the New Classics, but look for the baba ganoug, hummous, spinach ricotta pie, and cauliflower cheese pie (I learned to love cauliflower after finding this recipe).

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          1. re: Ellen
            Caitlin McGrath

            I think the cauliflower cheese pie is in the original Moosewood cookbook (the one with potato crust, right?). That's the only way cauliflower was every served in my house when I was a teenager.

            1. re: Caitlin McGrath

              That's the one! I did branch out to eat cauliflower in other ways, however. Favorites include tossing in evoo, sea salt and pepper and roasting at 400F. Madhu Jaffrey's recipe for cauliflower and potatoes is simple but good.

              1. re: Ellen
                Caitlin McGrath

                I was never a big cauliflower fan, save for in Indian food, until I started roasting it. It's like a different vegetable roasted.

          2. I am not sure which Moosewood cookbook these are from, but my favorite Moosewood recipes are:

            Cauliflower Cheese Pie (although I substitute broccoli and it is still delish)

            Minestrone Soup

            Rattatoullie (I probably butchered the spelling)

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            1. re: mels

              Could you paraphrase the cauliflower pie recipe? Thx.