The Enchanted Canopy: A Journey of Discovery to the Last Unexplored Frontier, the Roof of the World's Rainforests

Andrew Mitchell, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $28.8 (255p) ISBN 978-0-02-585420-8
Mitchell (The New American Vegetarian Menu Cookbook avoids the reliance on convenience foods that is a prominent feature of most books in the quick-and-easy cooking genre and offers here some 100 delicious, versatile, meatless dishes that are as healthful as they are fast. Stressing the importance of balance and moderation, advance planning and organization, presentation and quality equipment, she advocates the imaginative use of fresh ingredients rather than elaborate technique. To provide sources of complete protein, individual dishes combine grains and milk products (triple-cheese poppyseed noodles); grains and legumes (pasta and bean soup); and seeds and legumes (teriyaki salad). Mitchell draws from a variety of ethnic cuisinesFrench, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Moroccan, Mexican et al. The numerous culinary tips, multiple variations on a single recipe and mail-order sources are welcome extras in a valuable cookbook. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May 28)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1986
Release date: 11/01/1986
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