Ethnic Vegetarian Cuisine, find treasures from your corner of the universe!
A little while back, I was savoring my memories of treating my taste buds to succulent Indian food, so I began a search for Indian cookbooks to add to my arsenal. Whilst browsing around and reading reviews of a cookbook that I don't recall the name of, a reviewer favorably commented on “Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes From Around the Globe” and a couple of other titles.
Madhur Jaffrey's cookbook is now gracing my collection. What a delight it has been! The author gives an interesting history of the ingredients, personal anecdotes and excellent preparation/cooking instructions. There is a helpful Equipment, Glossary and Resources section. This proved to be handy for the ingredients that are new to me. Some examples are: Fava Beans, Belgian Endive, Fiddlehead Ferns and Azuki (Aduki/Adzuki) Beans.
I've made both of the fava bean recipes and an eggplant recipe and look forward to experimenting with the wide array of unusual and delightful dishes offered to please just about everyone. Even those who are not vegetarian can probably find a dish to tempt those buds.
Explore and have fun with finding recipes from your background or from other countries that you'd like a taste of. This is a great way to expand your palate. I'll be doing the same and will share these recipes and more on this site.