Or perhaps the eating preferences of your family run from strict vegan to unapologetic omnivore.
No worries, Kim O’Donnel‘s new cookbook may help keep everyone you feed happy.
The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (paperback, Da Capo Press, $18.95) is this month’s giveaway pick.
As I wrote in a previous post, the guide is arranged differently from your typical cookbook. There’s 52 menus (95 recipes), one for each week of the year, organized by season, rather than chapters on different courses.
You can read more of my profile of Kim O’Donnel and her new guide here.
Her cookbook includes classics like ratatouille and apple sauce, personal favorites such as kale chips and pear-arugula salad, and dishes to keep the seasoned home cook interested: Spinach and Feta Crostata, Chickpea “Crab Cakes,” and Pepita Crusted Tofu Cutlets.
My only quibbles: Some of the images could be presented in a more enticing way and I found the typeface for sub-headings a bit distracting. But the introduction, FAQ, glossary, and recipe head notes showcase O’Donnel’s trademark informed and friendly voice.
No need to take my word for it. Says vegetarian cookbook queen Mollie Katzen, “I can’t think of a more cordial or welcoming tone with which to invite possibly skeptical meat eaters into the world of delicious, accessible plant-based cooking.” Adds The Washington Post: “If anyone can persuade Americans to eat more tempeh, it’s Kim O’Donnel.”
To win a copy of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook leave a comment below telling me about the culinary persuasions of the people you cook for: omnivore, carnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, choosy chowhound, or would eat boiled shoe leather if it was served at the table.
Entries must be received by Sunday, November 7, by 10 pm PT.
Winner chosen at random.
My job: I’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 8 and contact this lucky person via email.
Your job: You’ll have exactly one week to claim your prize. After that, I’ll find an alternate home (also at random) for this book.
Update: The winner of the giveaway is Jacquie and I’ll do my best to ship this cookbook to you in plenty of time for holiday meal planning. Thanks to all of you for entering and sharing your stories.
And check back in later this month for another food book contest.