Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook Review

Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
September 2, 2019

Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook

In recent months we have been increasing our list of reviews on vegetarian cookbooks. To continue to add books to our list, in this week cookbook review we decided to bring you one of the best New York Times Bestsellers of 2019, the Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook.

From the star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding, Vegetables Unleashed is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about and eat vegetables. Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy and for his belief that vegetables are sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle. Vegetables Unleashed showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style.

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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook

The Sexy World Of Vegetables

Andrés’s cookbook brings something new to the vegetarian cookbook market. With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho. Vegetables Unleashed promises to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom.

Divided into four main chapters Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, and with approximately 140 recipes, this book has a lot to offer. Besides the four main chapters, you will also have sides and dishes or even chapters with a more personal side like “What I Believe” or “The Way I Cook”.

In our opinion, it is the personal chapters that separate this book apart from the competition. Vegetables Unleashed is much more than a book with recipes. Andrés hopes to show how the world can be changed for the better through the power of plants and our relationship with food. His advice includes practical ways of dealing with familiar foods, as well as new takes on typically meat-centric recipes such as a “poke” bowl with beets or a beefsteak tomato sandwich.

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Photo provided by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins

The Age Of Vegetables

As we already told you this books are much more than just recipes. Andrés will teach you how to cook to reduce food waste and a new way to interact with vegetables. Through recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made him one of America’s most important chefs.

The chapters “What I Believe” or “The Way I Cook” are the perfect intro to this cookbook. We strongly advise you to first read these two chapters before you go to the recipes. We believe that if you start by these chapters you will really fill the idea behind this cookbook.

Final Thoughts

Vegetables Unleashed is filled with a guerrilla spirit brought to life by Andrés´s culinary adventures. A book that will show the home cook how to approach cooking vegetables in an entirely fresh and surprising way.


Vegetables Unleashed is a cookbook full of great recipes but most important is a cookbook that will change the way people look at vegetables.









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