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For more than 40 years, Ithaca, New York's Moosewood Restaurant has enjoyed a reputation as the nation's premier vegetarian restaurant. The collective of dedicated cooks that runs the restaurant may have changed across the decades, but its dedication has expanded beyond simple vegetarianism to organic and locally sourced ingredients as well. This collection of some of Moosewood's cooks' and customers' most admired recipes has something for just about everyone. There are stuffed vegetables and casseroles to star as centerpieces of company-coming dinners. Bean dishes derive from Mexican, Greek, Basque, and Caribbean sources. Burritos and strudels offer hand-held food for on-the-go eating. An entire garden of vibrantly colored fresh vegetables adorns pasta primavera. Moosewood gives in to nonvegetarian cooking with a goodly selection of fish recipes providing some alternatives to a rigorously nonanimal regimen. For the sweet tooth, Moosewood supplies cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and even baklava.--Knoblauch, Mark Copyright 2010 Booklist