The Modern Vegetarian Food adventures for the contemporary palate Maria Elia

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    240 x 210 x 14mm
    30 Aug 2012
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This is food that will stop you in your tracks. Maria Elia has created recipes full of sensational flavours, colours and textures – stunning, imaginative vegetarian dishes that taste fantastic. The vegetables are, of course, the stars of her show, and Maria will showcase the astounding versatility of her favourites. Learn how to smoke an aubergine over a gas flame, which you can then turn into a curry, or mash and mix with potato, griddle, roll in dukkah and wrap around mozzarella; grill with miso, Japanese style; or blitz into a Mediterranean salad. Her unique ‘Textures of’ sections give you some fantastically inspired ideas for common ingredients. With over 120 recipes divided into chapters including Stylish Starters, Sensational Mains, Sofa Suppers, Sassy Sides and Stunningly Sweet, this is truly a vegetarian adventure.

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‘Maria Elia is known for her creative, flavour-packed cooking style that pulls together gutsy flavours and ingredients from around the world. If you’re looking for new and unusual vegetarian recipes to add to your repertoire, this book does the trick.’ Time Out magazine

‘No nut roasts or boiled brown rice here – in this exciting and inspiring new book, the vegetable is the king. Maria draws on influences from all over the world to create varied and unusual combinations.’
BBC Good Food Magazine

‘Maria Elia’s elegant, inventive recipes will come as a breath of fresh air to exasperated veggies. With accomplished recipes and stunning photography, this is first-rate entertaining food that anyone can eat.’
Delicious magazine

‘A book of modern vegetarian cooking that wakes up the taste buds and adds interesting spice to the meat-free life.’
YOU magazine

Maria Elia was brought up at the stove of her Greek Cypriot father’s restaurant in Richmond. Her love of cooking has grown into a passion that has led her to travel the world including a stage at the infamous El Bulli. She incorporates an eclectic range of influences into her cooking style, which earnt her great acclaim when she was head chef at Delfina’s and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room. She is currently a consultant Exec Chef at Jimmy’s restaurant in The Landing resort in Lake Tahoe, CA, where she combines her love of Greek food with a Californian twist. In between her kitchen roles, Maria consults on various global food concept projects.