“Moosewood Cookbook” 40th Anniversary edition, book review
Moosewood started as a place of gathering, cooking and eating. Locals came to bring local produce and cook for others. And as its popularity grew, patrons began to ask for the recipes. So Mollie began to write down the ingredients and process (beginning of recipes) and hand out. This was not as easy in the 1970’s as it is now. Soon, the process was too much for one person, so they investigated publishing a book of sorts. It was an instant hit. And over the years it has continued to be very popular.
The content is very personal. The recipes are hand written and illustrated, with little notes in the margins. It is an entertaining book to just look at. And when it comes time to cook, the illustrations make the “chore” of preparing dinner just a little more fun.
Most of the recipes are vegetarian and contain easy to obtain items. Some are more ethnically inspired that will require a special trip to an international market. Most are easy to prepare with specific prep and cooking times included as well as yields.
This is a nice cook book for the cook book lover. Also would be nice for a vegetarian cook. Great book for gift giving.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.