From the Cookbook Shelf: Our Favorite Sources of Vegetable Inspiration

May 30, 2014 | Posted by The B-Team

Everyone gets stuck in cooking ruts -- even those of us who spend all day every day thinking about food. That's why we turn to these favorite cookbooks, each packed with inspiration for creative, beautiful vegetable dishes (it is vegetable month on, after all!).

Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
Madison's newest is as beautiful as it is useful.

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
We learn something new every time we cook from this creative, inspiring book by the London-based restaurateur.

Tender by Nigel Slater
This gorgeous tome by British cook and writer Nigel Slater is filled with simple, hearty recipes for every season.

Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine by Martha Rose Shulman
For more inspiration, check out her excellent series in The New York Times, "Recipes for Health."

Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey
The doyenne of Indian cooking features recipes from across the globe in this vegetable-focused classic.