Vegetariana by Nava Atlas

When Vegetariana: A Rich Harvest of Wit, Lore, and Recipes was first published in 1984, Publisher’s Weekly predicted that “this book should prove itself a classic.” And it has. Now back in print with its original cover art, Vegetariana is here for a new generation to enjoy.

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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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8 comments on “Vegetariana by Nava Atlas

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  3. Jan Williams

    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. Eliza

    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.

  5. Nava

    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.

  6. Eliza

    I see that Vegetariana has been re-released! Yahoo! I’m going to buy it. My original – o, woe, you should see it! Thank you!

    Er…it is exactly the same, isn’t it? I mean, all the artwork is there?

  7. Nava

    Hi Eliza — Vegetariana was re-released in 1999 — but not more recently than that! That edition does have all the original artwork, plus some, but it, too is now out of print. I’m sure there are copies floating around on Amazon and such.

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