The Book of Greens, by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires
A Cook’s Compendium
About the Book: From one of Portland, Oregon’s most acclaimed chefs comes this encyclopedic reference to the world of greens, with more than 175 creative recipes for every meal of the day.
For any home cook who is stuck in a “three-green rut”—who wants to cook healthy, delicious, vegetable-focused meals, but is tired of predictable salads with kale, lettuce, cabbage, and the other usual suspects—The Book of Greens has the solution. Chef Jenn Louis has compiled more than 175 recipes for simple, show-stopping fare, from snacks to soups to mains (and even breakfast and dessert) that will inspire you to reach for new greens at the farmers’ market, or use your old standbys in totally fresh ways. Organized alphabetically by green, each entry features information on seasonality, nutrition, and prep and storage tips, along with recipes like Grilled Cabbage with Miso and Lime, Radish Greens and Mango Smoothie, and Pasta Dough with Tomato Leaves.
My Thoughts: Upon receiving this book for review from the publisher I was immediately amazed at how big it is. The Book of Greens is 370 pages with color photos and is a very thick hardback. It features a whole bunch of different greens and their history before going into recipes to use them with. The variety of recipes is great and I love that Jenn Louis gives information about what they should be eaten with. The photos are realistic and the recipes easy to follow. I wouldn’t just recommend this book to someone who is looking to add greens to their life but anyone who likes to cook. If you like Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables (Book Review) you’ll for sure want to check out The Book of Greens.