Roots by Diane Morgan
Root vegetables are tubers and taproots of plants we pull out of the ground and devour for their sweet, starchy, vitamin-rich goodness.
If you’re like me, and you love root vegetables, then you’ll adore Roots by Diane Morgan. Morgan is the author of more than 10 cookbooks and, in this endeavor, she shares with you the fascinating history of 29 major root vegetables; explains their nutritional content, how to buy and store them and, of course, showcases delicious recipes that include tubers, yams, jicama and more.
I love this healthy cookbook for its 200-plus simple recipes which bring new and exciting flavors to the table. Favorites like carrots, potatoes and beets are re-invented: think beyond side dishes and all the way to dessert. The book will also introduce you to the lesser-known varieties of roots such as malanga, salsify, cassava and crosnes.
Nominated this year for a coveted IACP Cookbook Award and a James Beard Award, Morgan has compiled a beautiful, inspired resource for the home chef looking to diversify meals with healthy, mouth-watering and memorable results.