“With plenty of healthy choices and few truly hard-to-find ingredients, this memorable debut will thrill vegetarians and omnivores with worldly tastes.” – Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Michael Natkin has a talent for enticing and boldly flavored creations that are colorful, thoughtful and fresh!” – Heidi Swanson, author, 101cookbooks.com and Super Natural Every Day

I Don’t Care if you are a Vegetarian, Omnivore,
Carnivore, Vegan, Pescetarian, or Flexitarian!

Labels don’t matter. If you want to eat a meatless meal tonight, I want to make sure it is hearty, beautiful, and absolutely delicious.

I’ve written Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes to rid the world of bland, beige vegetarian food. If the idea of Crispy Polenta Cakes with White Beans and Morel Mushrooms, a Caramelized Apple and Blue Cheese Crostini, or beautiful Asparagus with Nori Butter makes you really hungry, this is the cookbook for you!


What is in the Book?

“I’ve been following Michael’s blog for a couple of years now, despite not being a vegetarian, and every recipe I’ve tried has been wonderful. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this book, and can’t wait for it to arrive.”

– Rowan Watson, loyal reader

The book is hardcover, 368 pages, and includes 150 recipes and 80+ full color photos. When you plan a vegetarian meal, are you unsure what to do for an entree? I’ve included over 40 hearty main courses. You’ll be able to build satisfying, healthful, attractive, and most of all, delicious meals around these dishes, with a large selection of appetizers, salads, soups and side dishes. Chapters on breakfast and some out-of-the-ordinary desserts round out the selection.

More than half of the recipes are either vegan or easily made so with simple substitutions, and the same is true for gluten-free.

What Others are Saying

“Michael Natkin’s ability to go global sets his new book apart from the pack!” – Tom Douglas, chef/owner of Dahlia Lounge, Lola and many other Seattle restaurants and author of Tom’s Big Dinners

“Michael Natkin is one of the few chefs who is not a professional restaurant chef whose writing I read religiously and who has taught me things I didn’t know before.” – Amanda Cohen, chef/owner of Dirt Candy, NYC

“His cookbook recipes range from everyday to ambitious, but his clear and straightforward instructions strip the intimidation from dishes with titles like Peppery Absorption-Cooked Red-Wine Capellini. They’re no trickier in the end than his take on mac ‘n cheese or berry buckle.” – Rebekah Denn in The Seattle Times


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