Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Madison

Print List Price: £13.20
Kindle Price: £12.10 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £1.10 (8%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £12.10  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £12.74  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

I love supper. It’s friendly and relaxed. It’s easy to invite people over for supper, for there’s a quality of comfort that isn’t always there with dinner, a meal that suggests more serious culinary expectations—truly a joy to meet, but not all the time. Supper, on the other hand, is for when friends happen to run into each other at the farmers’ market or drop in from out of town. Supper is for Sunday night or a Thursday. Supper can be impromptu, it can be potluck, and it can break the formality of a classic menu. With supper, there’s a willingness to make do with what’s available and to cook and eat simply. It can also be special and beautifully crafted if that’s what you want.
from the Introduction

The author of the bestselling cookbook classic, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, solves the perennial question of what to cook for dinner in her first collection of suppertime solutions, with more than 100 inspiring recipes to enjoy every night of the week.

What’s for supper? For vegetarians and health-conscious nonvegetarians, the quest for recipes that don’t call for meat often can seem daunting. Focusing on recipes for a relaxing evening, Deborah Madison has created an innovative array of main dishes for casual dining. Unfussy but creative, the recipes in Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen will bring joy to your table in the form of simple, wholesome, and delicious main dish meals.

These are recipes to savor throughout the week—quick weekday meals as well as more leisurely weekend or company fare—and throughout the year. The emphasis is on freshness and seasonality in recipes for savory pies and gratins, vegetable stews and braises, pasta and vegetable dishes, crepes and fritters, delicious new ways to use tofu and tempeh, egg dishes that make a supper, hearty cool-weather as well as light warm-weather meals, and a delightful assortment of sandwich suppers.

Recipes include such imaginative and irresistible dishes as Masa Crêpes with Chard, Chiles, and Cilantro; Spicy Tofu with Thai Basil and Coconut Rice Cakes; Lemony Risotto Croquettes with Slivered Snow Peas, Asparagus, and Leeks; and Gnocchi with Winter Squash and Seared Radicchio.

Vegan variations are given throughout, so whether you are a committed vegetarian or a “vegophile” like Deborah Madison herself, you’ll find recipes in this wonderful new collection you will want to cook again and again.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 30005 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (6 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086MKQ0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #812,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.2 out of 5 stars  57 reviews
197 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite cookbook! 26 Nov. 2005
By Shelly Sutherland - Published on
I love this book! It is great for exactly what I wanted to do...learn how to cook some fun, vegetarian dishes that even I wouldn't goof up!

Every dish that I've tried has been a success...that's saying a lot since my mother's only cooking lesson was 'how to heat a can of corn.'

One thing to mention is that this book is meant to build on Madison's other cookbooks. It is not meant to be a complete guide for basic family meal planning, just simple yet elegant main dish ideas suitable for casual entertaining.

With our only child in junior high now, and my husband doing volunteer work, we are up to having about 1/3 the time that a serious cook does for making dinner, and these meals fit right in.

Most of the recipes I've used take about 25-40 minutes to prepare, mostly because I'm really slow at cutting vegetables, finding where I set the teaspoon, etc.

I guess you can't see the contents or preface above, so here's the layout of the chapters:

1. Savory Pies and Gratins

2. Vegetable Stews and Braises

3. Pasta with Vegetables

4. Crepes and Fritters

5. Mostly Tofu and some Tempeh

6. Eggs for Supper

7. Hearty Cool Weather Suppers

8. Light Meals for Warm Weather

9. Supper Sandwiches

10. Basics (eg, guacamole, peanut sauce, tapenade, warm goat cheese sauce)

What I really like about this book is she explains things simply enough for a beginner, and uses mostly ingredients that I've heard of, but always takes things a step beyond what I'm familiar with, so I'm learning something.

So if you are a food snob, this book is probably not pretentious enough for you. If you have a large family and don't feel like getting creative with dinner at the end of the day, and just want something you can throw together fast that will feed several and probably be edible, this book is not for you. But for a family of 3-4, or a couple who likes to have something special a few nights a week, this is just perfect.

My favorite recipe is one for a couple of eggs cooked over mushrooms sauted in wine and bread's something I can throw together for myself in just a few minutes when I get home late, and I don't have to measure anything because you just put in as much of each ingredient as you like...and it tastes so good!

About the wine recommendations--Not only is it good for your heart, but new research shows drinking red wine on a regular basis may help prevent or delay the onset of alzheimer's. Since both health problems run in my husband's family, the suggested wines have been a fun way to incorperate a very healthy habit.
78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best yet 19 April 2006
By Eve - Published on
I adore Deborah Madison; she is my favorite cookbook author. She just makes the kind of food I love to eat. She is the master of rustic, tasty, healthy whole-food recipes, and is better at herbing and zesting the ingredients than any other cookbook author I have come across. Making her food is very satisfying. Somehow she makes everything taste sublime. I will undoubtedly buy any book she writes. That said, this is my favorite of her books so far. The food is just so delicious, and none of the recipes are difficult. If you live anywhere in the vicinity of a great farmers' market, this is just the book to help you make use of the wonderful produce you can find there. Favorite recipes I've tried include Spinach Quesadillas, Yellow Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa, Black Bean Tostadas, Artichoke Fritatta, Masa Crepes with Chard, Winter Squash Lasagne, Whole Wheat Penne with broccoli and green olives, Gnocchi with winter Squash and Radicchio. If I pared down my whole cookbook collection, this book would be one of the 5 books I'd keep. In my opinion, this is also her best looking book so far, since the photos and graphics are much better than in the past. With each recipe, she includes go-withs that are to be found in two of her previous cookbooks. If you are a Madison fan already, you'll have these books, but since most of these recipes are full meals in themselves, you can also go without. This book is a must-have.
84 of 88 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit or Miss - but mostly miss... 26 May 2008
By M. Franz - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I own several of D. Madison's books and have gotten to know her cooking as reliably good, tasty, and easy to make. In fact, I have liked many recipes so much, that I did not hesitate to expand my collection of vegetarian cookbooks by acquiring this volume.

I am sad to say that the recipes in this book do not live up to Madison's reputation.

Since I am an avid cook who tries up to four new recipes every day (usually lunch, dinner, a side dish, and a dessert or breakfast), I have made it a habit to grade recipes so that I can easily access whether making them again is worth it or not. Grades, of course, go from A to F with recipes in this book averaging a rather sorry C-

All recipes thus far have been easy to make while drawing on ingredients that are either staples in most households or easily found at a local food market, but the vast majority of dishes I have tried from this book have failed to come together into a delicious composition. Instead, I (and my family) find ourselves eating them simply because effort went into their creation and because we don't believe in wasting food. More often than not, we have failed to even slightly enjoy dishes from this book. Unfortunately, I have made at least one dish that went straight into the compost pile - it was simply inedible. The mere memory makes me wince.

To make matters worse, the binding of this book seems to be reflective of it's recipes - it is of rather poor quality. After my first use, the glue along the spine holding the pages in place simply failed. I now own a collection of loose pages. Admittedly, I live in a fairly humid climate but still, other books survive just fine.

Overall, this book is on the low end of the scale for Deborah Madison's efforts in vegetarian cooking. I'd advise you to skip it and either purchase one of her other books or go straight to Carol Gelles' 1000 Vegetarian Recipes - which is infinitely better.
113 of 133 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly good, but... 28 April 2005
By Annabel Lee - Published on
I've tried a number of recipes in this book, and they were adequate in relation to the effort made. Still, I'm going to try more, as they sound interesting. The skillet-seared tofu was a big hit, and there was enough sauce to make it again later in the week. the whole wheat penne with "masses of broccoli, green olives, and pine nuts" was very good, pretty simple, but made way too much food, even for my hungry family, and it is supposed to serve 4 "generously." After several days of leftovers, I finally had to toss it. Black bean tostadas with slivered cabbage, avocado, and pickled onions sounded really interesting. Deborah promised that each of its components, and there are several, are very simple to make. Still, there were too many bits and pieces and pots and pans and utensils. It took over an hour to make, and the cabbage salad was very watery and made too much. The black bean sauce, on the other hand, made scarely enough to go around. the author suggests serving this dish with a fresh corn soup and a guava dessert (no recipes given), which would lkeep the cook in the kitchen for at least another hour to hour and a half. I also tried the Braised mixed greens and garlicky beans on toast. It was OK, but with only one garlic clove used with the bean and greens mixture (another one is used to rub on the toast), it was hardly garlicky, and really, had not much special flavor at all. It's the kind of dish you can make without a recipe.

Another quibble I have with the book is that if these are supposed to be casual suppers, it is odd that she recommends a different wine to go with each meal-one would need either quite a wine cellar, or a very well-stocked liquor store nearby. I would have liked more information, or even very simple recipes, for side dishes to complete each meal.

Like I said, I'm still going to give the book more of a chance. Wine-braised lentils sounds good, as does Huckleberry potato pie (never heard of Huckleberry potato, though she says one can use any sort of waxy potato-so why not recommend that to begin with?)

I'm not sure that those who own Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone would find much that is new or better in this book.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as others by Madison 18 Jun. 2007
By B. Walsh - Published on
I've made recipes from this book that were good, but I've made more that felt like a lot of effort with little return.

On the other hand, I love that Madison suggests wine pairings for the dishes. I don't always have a glass, but I want to complement my meal when I do. I hope Madison includes this feature in all her future publications.

I am a fan of Deborah Madison but recommend Vegetarian Cooking, Local Flavors, or even Vegetable Soups over this title.

Also, the binding quality on my copy is terrible. I rarely use the book but chunks of pages have fallen out. Perhaps? this problem has since been addressed by the printer, but buyer beware.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category