Nava Atlas has updated her original American Harvest cookbook and renamed it The Great American Vegetarian: Traditional Regional Recipes for the Enlightened Cook. She has added more than 50 new recipes and expanded the section of suggested menus.
Each recipe includes a complete nutritional analysis.
Atlas says "the criterion for choosing the recipes in this book was that they fit in with today's emphasis on healthy, lighter eating. . .." She has included regional cuisine from New England, the Pennsylvania Dutch, the South, Creole and Cajun, and the Southwest.
Cooks can spend the day with Atlas, starting with her special breakfast muffins and eggs, lunching on breads and soups, and finishing with salads, rice, beans, corn, or vegetable specialties. She didn't forget to include plenty of mouth-watering deserts.
Atlas's humor shows in the charming illustrations gracing nearly every page. She also sprinkled quotations from old books, such as "the cook who can do without onions has yet to be born," throughout her cookbook.
Married, and the mother of two, Atlas has written and illustrated several other cookbooks, and published numerous healthful food articles, as well as writing humor.
The Great American Vegetarian cookbook is not for vegans, as many recipes include dairy and/or eggs. Others will enjoy Nava Atlas's adaptions of their favorite regional recipes.