Chef and author Rozanne Gold recently reviewed two vegetarian cookbook-slash-memoirs for HuffPost Food.
Claire Criscuolo’s recipes from Welcome to Claire’s: 35 Years of Recipes & Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant are reportedly so delicious that “you can taste the love.” Gold writes that Criscuolo’s “commitment to local and organic sourcing grows exponentially (including growing her own vegetables and herbs in her backyard) as does her outreach to the community.”
Chef Amanda Cohen, artist Ryan Dunlavey, and Cohen’s husband, journalist Grady Hendrix, collaborated to produce the unique Dirt Candy, A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant, which comes out today. Gold writes that one of the strengths of this comic-book memoir with recipes is Cohen’s advice, which addresses “the realities and vicissitudes of opening your own place, is professional and instructive, and sometimes very funny.”
Check out Gold’s full review for details and links regarding both books, enjoy this Q&A with Cohen from eater.com, and take a look at this piece on Criscuolo and her book from when Welcome to Claire’s came out earlier this year. Finally, check out the goofy promo video below for Dirt Candy.