Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Vegetable-Focused Cooking" category
From the foremost authority on vegetarian cooking and one of the most trusted voices in food comes a carefully curated and updated collection of 100 favorite and most inspired recipes, reflecting how Deborah Madison loves to cook now.
Deborah Madison's newest book shares 100 beloved and innovative recipes from her vast repertoire, all pared down to the key ingredients needed to achieve delicious, nuanced flavor, with simplified preparations.
In My Kitchen is a vegetable-forward cookbook organized alphabetically and featuring recipes like Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Sunflower Sprouts; Fennel Shaved with Tarragon and Walnuts; and Olive Oil, Almond, and Blood Orange Cake. With dozens of tips for building onto, scaling back, and creating menus around, Deborah's recipes have a modular quality that makes them particularly easy to use.
Perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, this book will delight longtime fans and newcomers to Madison--and anyone who loves fresh, flavorful cooking. Filled with Deborah’s writerly, evocative prose, this book is not just the go-to kitchen reference for vegetable-focused cooking, but also a book with which to curl up and enjoy reading. Lavishly photographed, with an approachable, intimate package, this is the must-have collection of modern vegetarian recipes from a beloved authority.
About the Author
DEBORAH MADISON is revered for bringing vegetarian cooking to a wide audience, including non-vegetarians, and is a bestselling author, with book sales of more than 1.2 million copies. She is the award-winning author of 13 cookbooks, including New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy. Deborah is well known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. She got her start in the San Francisco Bay Area at Chez Panisse before opening Greens. In 1994, Madison received the M.F.K. Fisher Mid-Career Award from Les Dames d'Escoffier and in 2016 she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame.
“Deborah Madison refers to her cooking style as getting simpler and her tastes getting lighter. But it takes the particular ‘simple and light’ wisdom of Deborah Madison and her deep understanding of the beauty of the vegetable to know that this is a world that can sing for itself. With just a little bit of Madison magic to set it on its way.” —YOTAM OTTOLENGHI, author of Plenty More and Jerusalem
“Madison, a doyen of vegetarian cooking, shares her favorite recipes, some of which are revised and revamped to reflect how she cooks today. . . . Her savoy cabbage, leek, and mushroom braise on toast with horseradish cream is hearty and comforting; the roasted cauliflower with romesco sauce and a shower of parsley is almost too beautiful to eat. Madison’s salad of citrus and avocado with lime-cumin vinaigrette and shredded greens is a vibrant blend of acidity, bitterness, and tang. She provides flavors for every palate and every course, including appealing desserts such as olive oil, almond, and blood orange cake; rhubarb-raspberry compote; and walnut nugget cookies. Eye-catching full-color photos further enhance this stellar collection. One glance will quickly show why the dishes here are Madison’s go-to meals, and they will soon become readers’ favorites as well.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
"Madison is terrific at that rare thing: making food that is simultaneously both plain and creative; wholesome yet also inventive and on-trend." —LOS ANGELES TIMES COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH
"Calling all vegetarians: If you don’t already know Deborah Madison, the time is now. For over 30 years, she’s been churning out cookbooks full of elegant, dependable and totally meat-free dishes. Her latest has plenty of classics, with updated twists to reflect the modern palate—kale, quinoa, chia seeds and nut butters abound." —PUREWOW.COM
"Beloved vegetarian icon Deborah Madison gathered her greatest hits along with new dishes to create this recipe compendium." —MODERN FARMER
"In My Kitchen represents wonderful simplicity and refinement. Madison achieves a state of culinary bliss with an offhand expertise. . . This level of restraint and confidence is what one hopes for but rarely finds in our foodie superheroes.” —Christopher Kimball, MILK STREET KITCHEN