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Vegetarian Dinner Parties If you’re inclined to throw a dinner party you probably do what most folks do you make a few sides and maybe a salad ask someone to bring dessert and put a hunk of meat in the middle of the table like the roast beast in The Grinch But what about vegetables Living in a meat centric world most of us simply don’t know how to cobble together a series of vegetarian dishes that work together to create a perfect dinner party Why Because vegetarian cooking for dinner parties is not part of the American culinary lexicon until nowHere critically acclaimed food writers and omnivores Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough take the reader by the hand and teach them not only how to make extraordinarily delicious and modern vegetarian and vegan dishes that everyone will love—everything from sweet pea samosas to warm vegan donuts stews braises pastas and —they show readers how to actually build dinner parties starting with flavors seasonality and availability and even time and skill Each recipe in Vegetarian Dinner Parties which can certainly stand on its own will be complemented by a wine or drink matching and instructions for how to place the finished dish in the choreography of a 3 course dinner party

10 thoughts on “Vegetarian Dinner Parties

  1. Edythe Hamilton Edythe Hamilton says:

    This cookbook divides into seven chapters and covers every aspect of preparing and hosting a great dinner party for your family and friends Each chapter has numerous recipes that have easy to follow instructions with ingredients that are sure to please any palate The title name of chapters are Twelve Ways to Say ‘Welcome’ No Plates Needed Small Plates Salads and Soups Pastas Large Plates and Final Plates with each recipe listing a ‘Pour’ that pairs a beverage compatible with flavors in the recipe givenRecipes are either vegetarian or vegan leaning toward the majority of recipes being vegan For your dinner party there is an eight point list to get you started Recipe list Guest list Task list Play list Seating Well set table Lighting and Chat List From each section I would like to try the following recipesTwelve Ways to Say ‘Welcome’ – Watermelon Punch with Prosecco and fresh watermelonNo Plates Needed – Fried Olives with Caramelized GarlicSmall Plates – Roasted Grapes and OlivesSalads and Soups – Shredded Beets Capers Avocado stacked with pine nut garnishPastas – Orecchiette Cauliflower Raisins Olives in white wine sauceLarge Plates – Black eyed Pea Stew and Fried Corn CakesFinal Plates – 1 Pecan Baklava 2 Lemon Cream DonutsEverything you need to throw a dinner party without the heaviness of meat and is shared in this cookbook with essential information on making any dinner party a success with straightforward talk and good recipes A few recipes are detailed due to the delicate flavors which reuire extra time and effort Overall this a book needed by all hosts as an addition to the kitchen bookshelf for those planned and impromptu gatherings or gifting opportunityI received this book free from the publisher Rodale Inc Books through the Net Galley reviewer program in exchange for an unbiased opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines

  2. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    Dinner parties always leave me stressed and panicked to the point of canceling plans When I saw this I knew I needed to take a good look and I was not disappointed It is set up in an easy to navigate set up the beginning explains their method of party set up and how you can make it work for you The author thrilled me with “ Dinner is not the most important part of a dinner party it’s the party” There are methods to put POW into your party for over the top fun There are directions on menu planning seating plans music drinks help with every step to make your party a success without the stressI tried a few recipes to see how the food tasted From the section on plateless dinning I tried the Pea Samosas I made a double batch for a few friends to try out and they disappeared before I even got one I hear they were delicious I will make them again From the Small Plates section I made the Mushroom Bao oh and it was heaven for my taste buds From the soup and salad section I went for the Garlic Soup not a favorite but tasty Pasta I went for the Soba Noodles with Edamame and Kumuats because I have an endless supply of Kumuats and need to use them It was fabulous I would love to serve that to my book girls party Lastly I dipped into the Final Plates section the desserts The Olive Oil Vin Santo cake Espresso Chocolate Bunt Cake with Ginger Whisky Sauce and the Strawberry Black Pepper Cake made it an all smiles event when I served them for Sunday afternoon tea for my book clubThis is not only an easy to follow how to book on dinner parties it is also filled with excellent recipes and suggestions I plan on adding it to make cookbook shelf and purchasing it as gifts for a few friends

  3. Mira Mira says:

    Just because you CAN combine certain ingredients it doesn't mean you should Pears cheese tomatoes and pasta?? Blech I didn't find anything in this book that interested me

  4. Dana Dana says:

    This cookbook has lovely photos but unfortunately there is not a photo of each dish While the recipes look good like they will taste nice they are way too complicated for me to attempt and I can't make food look pretty like they show in the photos Most of them seem to reuire ingredients that would be difficult to find and they seem like they would take a long time to prepare like cutting the tops off of and gently scooping the seeds out of a bunch of cherry tomatoes and then stuffing and baking them way trouble than I want to do I would just chop up the tomatoes and put them in a pan and put the stuffing on top and bake it and eat it that way I received this book free to review from Netgalley

  5. Julie Julie says:

    Amazing cookbook just not my style

  6. Online Eccentric Librarian Online Eccentric Librarian says:

    More reviews and no fluff on the blog This is a beautifully presented well thought out cookbook and planner designed to make vegetarian themed dinner parties easy and flavorful Most recipes are designed for 6 8 people a number the authors consider ideal But the book is not just recipes there is also a lot about planning before and then presenting during the event From playlists to lighting seating orders to what dishes work best together This is a complete all in one resources for a great dinner party and suitable for than vegetarians the authors hope hosts get a better understanding and appreciation of our most underused food the vegetableThe book breaks down as follows 1 Twelve ways to say welcome 2 No plates needed 3 Small plates 4 Salads and soups 5 pastas 6 large plates 7 Final plates As you can see from the titles of the chapters this is written so that the party organizer can arrange the meals not like a buffet but as they do in today's trendy restaurants no side dishes and instead several one item plates from which diners eatThe recipes are divided into seven types that follow the arc of a dinner party cocktails and nibbles to go with them small plates salads soups pastas large plates and desserts Between each chapter are tips on what to serve and how to move alongtransition the party Helpful tips such as keeping guests from congregating around the kitchen or preventing a between course hitch when plates have to be removed are presented in the appropriate places in the bookAll recipes have a plan ahead section to make it easier on the host steps to do in advance as well as storing items before the party They are also flexible the authors give tips on how to ramp them up or tone them downThe recipes are beautifully presented and made to be easy to follow by using different colored type and fonts Each recipe has a paragraph introduction easily readable ingredients list preparation steps in numbered paragraph form an AHEAD section for what needs to be made hours in advance a NOTES section on any tips that are important but not necessarily a part of the recipe a MENU of which plates go great with this recipe to put together a whole party menu and of course POUR appropriate drinks to accompany that plateThe recipes are varied from watermelon panzanella capers basil to elderflower spritz There are some exotic recipes in here but for the most part there are a lot of staples from the local supermarket This is a well written book but what keeps it from being 5 stars is the sheer lack of images to show how the recipes should be presented When I see the presentations in the few photographs that are in the book I am honestly daunted because I never would have suspected to show it that way Since presentation is so important in a dinner party the lack of images is disappointing and really takes away from the efficacy of the bookReviewed from an ARC

  7. Anna Anna says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and Rodale Inc for the ARC of this bookThis is an amazingly through cookbook packed with advice on hosting a successful vegetarian dinner partyEach recipe has extensive notes including explanations of strange ingredients; what parts of the recipes can be made in advance; ideas for garnishes; what other dishes and drinks would go with it; and tips for preparing dishes uickly However they do not include information on overall prep and cooking times or the nutritionalcalorie content of dishes I guess the latter is less important when planning food for dinner parties rather than everyday foodDespite the wordiness of the advice and notes around each recipe the actual instructions for the cooking steps seem simple and conciseThe book is broken down into seven sections Twelve ways to say “welcome” – basically cocktails so serve on your guests’ arrival No plates needed – basically hors d’oeuvres Small plates – starters Salads and soups Pastas Large plates – other main courses Final plates – dessertsThere’s a wide range of recipes including lots of vegan options In fact half of the recipes are vegan and these are clearly marked Many of the dishes seem uite autumnalwintery with lots of hearty sounding stews and casserolesThe book ends with a nice suggestion for a parting gift for your guests a recipe for homemade granola which you could give them in jars I’m slightly obsessed with making my own granola at the moment so I loved this ideaThere are not enough photos of the finished dishes I’d estimate probably on 13 14 of the recipes have an accompanying photo I much prefer cookery books where every recipe has a photo Particularly when you are planning food to cook for friends it helps to know what the dish should look like and have some ideas for plating it upI found the overall style of this book a bit patronising and verbose As well as including recipes there’s a lot of advice on planning your dinner party I’d say there’s a bit too much information such as the inclusion of a suggested playlist unnecessary and a rant against the use of paper napkins who cares? The introduction is incredibly wordy and spends a lot of time trying to convince you of the benefits of eating veggies This doesn’t seem necessary as I would have thought the vast majority of people picking up this book and reading the introduction are probably sold on this idea alreadyI’ve not had the chance to host a dinner party yet to try out the recipes from this book but I’ll definitely consider some next time we have guests

  8. Judy D Collins Judy D Collins says:

    A special thank you to Rodale Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review After reviewing two sensational other Vegan Cookbooks recently found VEGETARIAN DINNER PARTIES to be lacking in comparison “Presentation is everything” when it comes to food and entertaining First and most importantly –food photography As most can see by my website my Pinterest Clipzine and Tumblr social media boards—top priority If you are putting together a high end cookbook spend the money on high resolution imagery Due to the poor low res images and dark photography—a lower overall rating Not appealing if you can get past the images for the recipes Since the book was about entertaining would have been fitting for table settings to set the mood thereby enticing the reader In addition not a fan of some of the pages with dark background and white font making it difficult to read The positives – the well laid out pages the call outs the vegan recipes as I am an avid vegan so always looking for ways to enhance my healthy eating lifestyle choice The fonts colors columns are nicely displayed on the white background on the recipe pages A great source for dinner parties and a good understanding and education of vegetables The authors demonstrate how to build dinner parties starting with flavors seasonality and availability and even time and skillThe recipes are divided into seven types which go along with the order of a dinner party cocktails and nibbles to go with them small plates salads soups pastas large plates and desserts Between each chapter are helpful tips on what to serve and how to move along during a party The introductions ingredients and preparation steps were helpful with a menu of which plates to with certain recipes etc A wide variety of recipes; however since I am a vegan need to substitute the milk cheese and dairy products All in all full of wonderful ways to entertain vegetarian style and will use the book for reference and try many of the recipes; however disappointed in the food styling and photography which would have made this a 5 star instead of a 3

  9. Cindy H. Cindy H. says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Rodale Inc for providing me with an Advanced Readers Copy of Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce WeinsteinThis cookbook is well designed and presented in a fun clean fresh approach for hosting and serving an elegant and modern vegetarian dinner party Aside from the countless uniue and original recipes the authors manage to incorporate numerous tips on décor ambiance and general useful knowledge to better enhance your dinner partyI found myself with a few free hours on a Sunday so I decided to give some of the recipes a try The recipes were easy to follow and the authors included practical tips alongside the pages such as preparations to do ahead of time other menu pairings and wine selections too Most of the ingredients I was able to pick up from my local Whole Foods Market but some items were not easy to find The recipes took longer than I anticipated but the outcome was worth it My family enjoyed the Jerusalem Artichoke Fritters Pulled Vegetable Sliders Apple Slaw and the EspressoChocolate Bundt CakeBest of all for a non Vegetarian family we ate an entire meal comprised of vegetablesI do have two gripes regarding this cookbook I found the photographs lackluster and somewhat unappealing Most of the photos were page fillers like a man’s hand holding knives or a scrap of paper with a coffee mug stain The authors needed to include completed dishes or show examples of a nicely set table My other complaint was the monetary cost and time I spent preparing these dishes For a non meat mealI felt my grocery bill was pretty expensive and I used a lot of pots and pans All in all I would recommend this cookbook For people who like to entertain and for those who are willing to broaden their culinary horizons Vegetarian Dinner Parties will be a nice addition for their home library

  10. Odette Cortés Odette Cortés says:

    I love finding a good cookbook I love finding a good vegetarian cookbook even The recipes that you can find in Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein look absolutely delectable and scrumptious; highly sophisticated and not entirely unachievable The book is very well put The design the pictures and the introductions to every section look very pleasing to the eye Better yet the instructions to the recipes are easy to follow and understand which I always look for when it comes to these types of books But some how this cookbook wasn’t a big hit for me and it had nothing to do with the recipes or the design or the food It had everything to do with its meddling suggestions Suddenly I found myself reading little well meaning intrusive paragraphs talking to me about the type of music that I should be playing and the type of lighting that I should aim for among other things No cookbook had gone that far and a little part of me took offense to that What’s wrong with my own music? What do you care little intrusive book? Don’t get me wrong; some of the advice is great When to start plating when to begin the preparation how to time your plating so that your guests feel welcomed that is all gold But when the book suggests a list of theme of conversation starters I feel that there is a little control freak hidden between the pages Really? Must you go that far as to control every single aspect of the dinner party? I feel like the book should stick to the food and leave the conversation and the music to everyone else Unless this is your first dinner party and you feel like you should be guided by the hand through every step In that case this book is perfect for you

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