The Vegetarian Bistro: Authentic French Regional Recipes

The Vegetarian Bistro: Authentic French Regional Recipes offers 250 recipes from Marlena Spieler that are meatless or have been adapted for vegetarians. Here is French bistro food  from Paris to Normandy to Basque country. 


Format: Softcover, 226 pages. 

Copyright: 1997 

Publisher: Chronicle Books 

Author: Marlena Spieler 

ISBN: 9780811813761

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Description: This extraordinary culinary journey unites two beloved French traditions: the rich heritage of cuisine du terroir and the casual elegance of bistro dining. Each region of France prides itself on its agricultural specialties -- Normandy is famed for its silvery artichokes, Auvergne for its crisp lentils, the Perigord for its wild mushrooms, Provence for its tomatoes and garlic, and so on throughout the land. 

The signature dishes prepared in each region are based on this natural bounty, and taste distinctly of the region. With a carafe of rouge and a chunk of rustic bread alongside, you don't need to be a vegetarian to be seduced into a state of gastronomic bliss. 

And where better to sample such delicacies than the charming neighborhood bistro? These small, family owned cafes-cum-restaurants, many still graced with checkered tablecloths and chalkboard menus, serve dishes prepared from recipes handed down for generations. The carte du jour is decided by what's fresh at the market, and the atmosphere is lighthearted but the food is taken very seriously. It's more than just a meal; it's a way of life. 

Now you can enjoy this fresh French homestyle cuisine in your own home. Marlena Spieler, food lover and francophile extraordinaire, journeyed throughout France collecting bistro recipes for the home cook. Some began as meatless recipes, others have been adapted for a vegetarian diet and all are imbued with the French conviction that nothing in life is so important as an excellent meal. 

From a light Salad of Frisee, Roquefort Pate, and Sauteed Apples to a hearty Parisian-style Onion Soup with Gratineed Cheese Topping, The Vegetarian Bistro presents an array of robust dishes to delight vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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