MADHUR JAFFREY is the author of several cookbooks--seven of which have won James Beard Awards--and was named to the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation. She is the recipient of an honorary CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to drama and promoting the appreciation of Indian food and culture. She is also an award-winning actress, having won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival, with numerous major motion pictures to her credit. She lives in New York City.
"This book is a priceless treasury of eclectic, fascinating, and
beautifully written recipes that are unified by Madhur Jaffrey's
own seductive esthetic, which is born out of her immersion in the
traditions of Indian cooking and her respect and passion for the
garden and the farmer's market."
-- Alice Waters
"Colors, flavors, and textures are so artfully combined in these
enticing vegetable dishes, one would never have a sense of
deprivation for having forsaken meat. With such a seductive
diversity, it is a blessing that the recipes are explicit, and most
are simple to do."
-- Mimi Sheraton "In World Vegetarian, Madhur Jaffrey proves as exciting a travel guide as she is a cook! Her gastronomic tour around the globe is accented with useful cooking tips and lively anecdotes, while the varied and well-written recipes are a mouthwatering tour-de-force. From Azuki beans to Zahtar spice, from the Old World to the New, the scope and depth of this book are breathtaking."
-- Michael Romano "Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian is Exhibit A in showing us just how large that world is today and simultaneously how small the globe, as we connect to cultures and cuisines on a worldwide web of flavors and ingredients. While East Indians are eating Spicy Corn with Sesame Seeds and Tomatoes, Americans are eating Green Peas with Coconut and Cilantro. Jaffrey's clarity is as perfected in small details as in large and everywhere her taste unifies dishes from lands far and near. Buy one for your kitchen shelf and one for your carry-on luggage."
-- Betty Fussell