Learn to cook delicious vegetarian food with this inspirational guide to over 140 enticing meat--free recipes from around the world. Paul Gayler, one of the most talented chefs of his generation, presents an inspiring and achievable collection of exquisite meals. Including flavorful soups, fresh salads, tempting desserts, and easy--to--cook outdoor meals, his imaginative recipes show how far good vegetarian cuisine has come since its early, healthy--but--dull image of lentils and soy burgers. Featuring a wide range of appetizing recipes, Vegetarian Cookbook gathers delicious recipes from around the world-- from Lazy Caribbean Soup to Succotash Pudding. Ideal for relaxed brunches, formal dinners, or alfresco dining, all recipes make use of common, easy--to--find ingredients. With helpful advice on equipment, key ingredients, and cooking techniques, Vegetarian Cookbook guarantees successful results every time.