STILL LIFE WITH MENU by Mollie Katzen

STILL LIFE WITH MENU

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, Katzen has abandoned the hand-lettered recipes and free-style line drawings of her best-selling Moosewood Cookbook (1977) and Enchanted Broccoli Forest (1982) for conventional-type, full-color still-life illustrations, and a scheduled menu structure that represents a further departure from the old Aquarian spontaneity. But the recipes are still for unimposing, undemanding fare that draws on all our ethnic traditions (even the Thai dishes call for no ingredient more exotic than cilantro); and Katzen is still ringing changes on eggplant, cabbage, tofu, and peanut sauce in ways that combine humble old-world roots with New Age sensibility. (Pasta sauced with baba ganouj is one of her more interesting notions.) But will Katzen's established, alternative following deem the new, sedated format worth the gourmet price tag?

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1988
Publisher: Ten Speed