Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 29, 2020
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Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes

If you’re anything like cookbook author Diane Morgan, you know a good ol’ beet when you see one, and parsnip and sweet potato too, but walk into the produce section of an Asian or Latin American grocery store, and the hairy, potato-like tubers and long, dimpled white veggies have you reaching for the only roots you do know… like, umm, ginger. Roots, published by Chronicle Books, wants to change that. It features a chapter each on 28 local and global roots — from jicama and yuca to lotus root, water chestnuts and even fresh wasabi — with info on availability and seasonality, storage and prep techniques, and nutritional value too. Among the book’s 225 extraordinary recipes are our favorites featured here.

Recipes from the book