Farmer John’s Cookbook
By John Peterson
This biodynamic farmer packs his cookbook with nonconformist musings and delicious, seasonal recipes, like spiced parsnip cake and curried cauliflower.
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
By Mark Bittman
In this mammoth follow-up to How to Cook Everything, the New York Times columnist compiles 2,000 unfussy recipes and variations, including 25 spins on classic marinara sauce and 35 stuffings for twice-baked potatoes.
By Sarah Raven
Raven, an English author, arranges her inventive recipes (some with meat) by month, offering corn blinis and spiced eggplant salad in September.
By Martha Rose Shulman
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
By Deborah Madison
The 10th-anniversary re-release of this encyclopedic guide provides authoritative advice and a panoply of simple, inspiring recipes.