Vegetariana by Nava AtlasA Rich Harvest of Wit, Lore and Recipes
When Vegetariana was first released in 1984, its first major review predicted that it would “prove itself a classic”—and it has. With quotations, folklore, and literary tidbits, this wittily illustrated celebration of vegetarianism delights the eye as well as the palate. With more than 230 recipes, this updated edition is as much fun to cook from as it is to read.

Praise for the original edition:

A one-woman masterpiece celebrating vegetarianism, it’s an offbeat, lighthearted look at the lore of vegetarian foods, well as a compilation of good, appetizing recipes. — Detroit News

A treasure. Atlas’s historical journeys are whimsical and memorable. Good, simple recipes, enough to form an entire repertoire of healthy, ethnic cuisine. — Vegetarian Times

Aside from the great recipes, this charming cookbook provides an overview of vegetarianism. — Glamour magazine

A cookbook that is as much a pleasure to look at as it is to cook from. — Washington Jewish Week


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6 Responses to “Vegetariana”

  1. [...] Here’s a simple, hearty everyday sort of dish; lentils and spinach are natural companions and curried seasonings marries them nicely. See the shortcut below for making this an even quicker dish using canned lentils. Adapted from Vegetariana. [...]

  2. [...] other day that everyone in the family enjoyed. It’s a punched up version of the recipe from Vegetariana by Nava Atlas, which was the first lentil soup I ever made and found to be a little bland, so over the years [...]

  3. Jan Williams says:

    Are you the person who published a recipe for tofu baked with apples, to be used as a spread? I believe it was called Morning Tofu. Extremely delicious on toast.
    If you are, please tell me which of your books it is in, so that I can buy the book. I used to have it, long ago.

  4. Nava says:

    Hi Jan, that recipe wasn’t in any of my books, alas, but I was curious, so I tried to find it for you. This recipe in an old issue of Vegetarian Times sounds like what you’re looking for. Is this it?

  5. Eliza says:

    I am dropping you this note to say how much I love your Vegetariana cookbook, which I’ve had longer than I can remember. Yes, the recipes are good, I’ve made quite a few of them, but I leaf through the book on occasion just to laugh and laugh at the anecdotes & drawings. Just priceless. Unfortunately, the book is in tatters from overuse.

  6. Nava says:

    Hi Eliza — Thanks so much for this comment!Vegetariana has been with both of us for a very long time. I’ve been considering doing a 30th anniversary edition for next year but it’s hard to find the time in my schedule. I may yet try to work on it this winter. Once again, thank you for taking the time to write.

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