Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More than 120 Delicious Recipes

Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More than 120 Delicious Recipes

by Mark Bittman


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Mark Bittman's handy, healthy guide to greens—now back in print!

Mark Bittman is one of the nation's best-known and most widely respected food writers. The author of the legendary How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, he's a master of the art of simple, healthy home cooking. In this new reissue of Leafy Greens, he describes and explains more than 30 different types of greens—from arugula to kale to wakame (a sea vegetable)—and offers healthy recipes for each green along the way. As one blogger celebrating the book recently put it, "it demystifies obscure greens and celebrates overlooked ones."

You'll find more than 120 delicious anti-oxidant-packed recipes for salads, soups, stews, stir-fries, sautés, and more, as well as nutritional information, advice on buying and cooking greens, and which greens make good substitutes for one another.

  • Includes more than 120 savory recipes like Bitter Greens with Bacon, Grilled Radicchio, and Risotto with Arugula and Shrimp
  • Features more than 65 illustrations that help you quickly identify different types of greens
  • Begins with a new Introduction by Mark Bittman

If you love healthy cooking or just love greens, this is your ultimate source for handy information, tasty recipes, and fresh meal ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118093870
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MARK BITTMAN is the author of thirty acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and the New YorkTimes number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for nearly every major newspaper in the United States and many magazines and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences; his 2007 TED talk has had more than a million views. In 2015 he was a distinguished fellow at the University of California, Berkeley; he is currently a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Throughout his career Bittman has strived for the same goal: to make food, in all its aspects, understandable. He can be found at markbittman.com, @bittman on Twitter, and @markbittman on Instagram.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Greens 14

The Recipes

Soups 51

Salads 71

Side Dishes 103

Light Dishes 133

Main Courses 155

A Note to the Gardener 187

Index 189


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Leafy Greens: An A-to-Z Guide to 30 Types of Greens Plus More Than 120 Delicious Recipes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sample, while interesting, does not contain even one recipe. Other reviews are off topic and useless. So I don'f have enough to go on for me to buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Very well written and very descriptive. Plz continue!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic. Try to add a bit more details next time though. But other than that its great!
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