Amy Chaplin’s At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is more than just another vegetarian cookbook.
It’s a tour de force of how to bring food into your home, care for it and then cook and serve it.
It is a fairly serious text as you can tell from the fact that it won a James Beard Award as well as an IACP healthy eating award.
Fortunately, it’s incredibly accessible and the writing is easy to read and process.
What’s In At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen
The book is split into two halves. The first half is all about the “why” of your food.
That means it looks at how to select ingredients, where you ought to buy your food from, how to plan a weekly nutritious menu, etc.
Then the second half is all about the recipes.
Who isn’t going to fall in love with “Roasted fig raspberry tart with toasted almond crust”? You’d have to have a very hard heart, indeed, to say no to that.
We think this is possibly the essential vegetarian cookbook that every home ought to own.
Even if you eat a more omnivorous diet it can help you learn to balance and deepen the eating experience and if you are 100% plant-based – you can’t go wrong with the sophisticated, tasty recipes inside its pages.
If you’re searching for additional books about whole foods then check out our review of From Head Shops to Whole Foods.
How To Get Your Copy Of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen
You can buy the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well by Amy Chaplin online here.
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