New Vegetarian Cookbooks

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From Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

From Phaidon, a new series that has our attention:

…This spring sees Phaidon will publish its first vegetarian-only cookbook for 10 years. Indeed, we are bringing out three vegetarian titles: The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by the Lebanese writer and cook Salma Hage; artist Olafur Eliasson’s Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen, a collection of recipes the artist and his co-workers enjoy sharing together for lunch; and Icelandic chef and restaurateur Solla Eiríksdóttir’s Raw: Recipes for a Modern Vegetarian Lifestyle.

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From The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook

Once, this might have been seen as a principled, Meat-is-Murder-style stand against human carnivorousness. Yet, in 2016, as our own Emilia Terragni explained to Publishers’ Weekly a few days ago, our new books simply reflect the times.

“Food writers and chefs and recipe writers have started to develop recipes that are as interesting as meat or fish recipes,” explained Terragni, Phaidon’s publisher and the woman responsible for such successes as our Silver Spoon series, as well as our René RedzepiFerran Adrià and Magnus Nilsson books. “They’re not second-class recipes anymore.”

Read the whole press release here.

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