For chef Matt Wilkinson, vegetables come first. He builds his dishes around vegetables that are in season, when they taste the best, are most affordable, and most readily available.
This lush, creative cookbook celebrates the flavor and versatility of vegetables by bringing them to the center of the table in dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Too many of us let vegetables play second fiddle in meals that center on protein or carbs. For chef Matt Wilkinson, vegetables come first. He builds his dishes around vegetables that are in season, when they taste the best, are most affordable, and most readily available.
With beautiful photography and vintage illustrations, the book is both timely and timeless.
“Matt Wilkinson makes you look at vegetables differently! This book. . . will leave you eager to prepare one of his many delicious recipes.”
—Eric Ripert, chef of Le Bernardin
“I love how my fellow Aussie Matt Wilkinson gives homegrown, seasonal vegetables the spotlight in his dishes. Whether you’re eating in his beautiful market-driven Melbourne cafe or lazily reading through his cookbook Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables, you can taste the admiration he has for all Mother Nature has to offer.”
“Matt Wilkinson takes vegetables to a whole new level with his recipes that are simple, yet intricate at the same time. Vegetables have never been as tasty.”
“This book is packed with inventive recipes, gardening advice, and snippets of fun vegetable lore, and it’s one I’ll revisit often.”
—Lukas Volger, author of Vegetarian Entrees that Won’t Leave You Hungry
“I woke up in Melbourne and was whisked away to a studio where there was a make-shift kitchen with a couple guys putting together a meal of the most wonderful vegetables I had ever seen. There was no restaurant, no name. And that is where I met Matt and that chance meal in a warehouse behind a back alley is where one of my most special food memories remain. And now you can all see what I saw that night and maybe cook your own chance meal by Mr. Wilkinson.”
“This book hits home for me! The way it’s organized makes it so easy for people to celebrate each vegetable during its season and even inspires us to grow them with instructions on how-to!”
—Ana Sortun, Oleana & Sofra bakery, Best Chef: Northeast 2005 James Beard Foundation