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A debut cookbook about vegetables and fruits--made for adventurous eaters, carnivores included-from a Michelin-starred chef who teaches you how to play with flavors and preparations without ever going full vegetarian.
Vegetronic is an innovative, playful, and adventurous look at the potential of produce. Alexis passionately introduces each fresh ingredient, saying what he likes about it, its season, best partners, and health benefits. Each recipe is graded according to ease of preparation and execution (most are easy or medium). And, where appropriate, he suggests what to do with early- or late-in-the-season ingredients that may be under- or over-ripe-those unforgivably hard peaches, woody strawberries, and end-of-season broad beans and peas. Alexis's emphasis is on utility of cooking, but also on maximizing flavor-even when a little bacon or chicken broth is necessary to finish off the dish, it's the essential flavor of the vegetable or fruit that defines the dish as a whole. No matter which of these 150+ recipes you are preparing, you'll barely have time to miss the meat.