The Russians know how to make winter vegetables taste good. So it’s no surprise that the author of Simply Vibrant, the new cookbook containing this user-friendly recipe for potato latkes, was born and raised in Russia. Anya Kassoff, known for her blog Golubka Kitchen, brings winter vegetables to a rich and satisfying life in her book (Roost Books/Penguin Random House, $35).
Braised cabbage combined with carrots and onions is tempting. So are her bean and vegetable burgers, sautéed beets, and roasted parsnips with pears. It’s a vegetarian-vegan collection of recipes ranging from breakfast pancakes to big mixed salads and soups, main courses and lusty desserts. She uses herbs, spices, vinegars and nuts as favourite flavourings.
A family cook in Florida, Kassoff writes: “Plants are at the heart of this book.”
Her daughter Masha Davydova has provided the excellent…
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