Since The Part-Time Vegetarian was published in 2015 the food landscape has changed. Proving itself more than a passing fad, the term “flexitarian” was added to the OED in 2015; and flexitarianism has been highlighted by nutritionists and environmentalists as necessary for the long-term health of both ourselves and our planet. Beyond eating less meat and more veg, awareness of the importance of eating sustainable, seasonal food is also on the increase. The moment a plant is harvested its nutrients start to deplete, so the sooner it is on the plate, the tastier and more nutritious it is.
The Part-Time Vegetarian’s Year includes over 100 flexible recipes ordered by season, making it easy to work with the calendar to produce delicious food all year round. In spring, feast on Baked Eggs with Spring Greens or a Korean Bibimbap. Summer brings a refreshing Watermelon, Pitta and Goat’s Cheese Salad or Tomato Tarts with Preserved Lemon Relish. In autumn, cuddle up with a warming Mushroom Larb or Smoky Aubergine Pides. Finally, winter gives us celebratory Celeriac, Ginger and Sesame Bhajis and Scandinavian Potato and Celeriac Gratin. From summer barbecues to festive feasts, each chapter also contains at least one full feature menu for easy entertaining. All of the recipes are vegetarian, but most feature a Part-Time Variation, showing you how to include an element of meat or fish, or even how to make the dish fully vegan, if you would like.
This is the perfect book to support your food journey whether you are fully vegetarian, just dipping a toe in the water, or someone looking to cut down on their meat intake a few days a week.