Cook the Book: 'The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without'

20080107-katzenbook.jpgThis week's Cook the Book is an enabler for those of you who have made resolutions about eating healthy this year. It's Mollie Katzen's The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, which came out somewhat recently—in October of last year.

Katzen is renown for having made vegetarian cooking mainstream through her work at The Moosewood Café in Ithaca, New York, and via The Moosewood Cookbook, which was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame last year.

Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without is at once whimsical and serious. The whimsical, courtesy of sketches by Katzen and a typeface that looks handwritten.* And the serious, courtesy of Katzen's vegetable side dish recipes, of which there are just about 100—the first of which will be along shortly. Until then, amuse yourself with this ...

Win a Copy of This Book

We've got 5 copies of Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without to give away this week. To win a copy of this book, simply tell us here in the comments on this entry: What vegetable dish can't you live without?

Winners will be chosen at random from among the comments, and comments will close at 3 p.m. ET, Monday, January 14. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

* Normally I scoff at kitschy script typefaces, but this one makes the book feel like you're reading a book chockfull of downhome DIY goodness.