Dirt Candy

A Cookbook : Flavor-forward Food From the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant

Cohen, Amanda

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Dirt Candy
Random House, Inc.
Amanda Cohen does not play by the rules. Her vegetable recipes are sophisticated and daring, beloved by omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan diners alike.Dirt Candy: A Cookbook shares the secrets to making her flavorful dishes—from indulgent Stone-Ground Grits with Pickled Shiitakes and Tempura Poached Egg, to hearty Smoked Cauliflower and Waffles with Horseradish Cream Sauce, to playfully addictive Popcorn Pudding with Caramel Popcorn. It also details Amanda’s crazy story of building a restaurant from the ground up to its currently being one of the hardest-to-get reservations in New York City—all illustrated as a brilliant graphic novel. Both a great read and a source of kitchen inspiration, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook is a must-have for any home cook looking to push the boundaries of vegetable cooking.

Baker & Taylor
Complemented by engaging graphic-style art, an all-vegetable cookbook by New York City's Dirt Candy restaurant explains how to prepare elaborate and satisfying meals with ingredients usually relegated to side dishes, in a volume that offers such options as Stone-Ground Grits with Tempura Poached Egg, Broccoli Rabe Fettuccini and Popcorn Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce. Original. 20,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Presents recipes for vegetarian appetizers, sauces, entrees, and desserts, that are featured at the author's New York City restaurant, and include such dishes as sound-ground grits, cauliflower and waffles, and caramel popcorn pudding.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307952172
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 C
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dunlavey, Ryan
Hendrix, Grady


From Library Staff

"Dishing the Dirt with Dirt Candy" with Amanda Cohen, Ryan Dunlavey and Grady Hendrix. The authors discuss the first graphic novel cookbook, the only restaurant in New York City devoted entirely to vegetables and other topics on January 14.

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Oct 25, 2013
  • OranguTang rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have to agree, this book is much better as a biographical graphic novel than as a cookbook. But it's still wildly entertaining! And I found out some very good cooking tips for vegetables (they either need to be boiled much shorter than you think or roast for way longer than you think)

Jun 15, 2013
  • krazyk rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The black and white graphic novel approach was definitely unexpected for a cookbook! It was fun reading the stories on how the restaurant, Dirt Candy, came to be.

However, although the recipes were unique and interesting, they are not for your average home cook. Many of the recipes require hours of prep time and some skills in the kitchen.

Jun 07, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Different concept and interesting to browse through being in a graphic novel format but not what I expected. Some good recipes though.


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