Claire's Corner Copia
in New Haven, Connecticut, has been a vegetarian's delight since 1975. Owned by Frank and Claire Criscuolo, it features eclectic vegetarian cuisine that will appeal even to non-vegetarians. Claire is also a cookbook author, so if you're in search of some new vegetarian recipes, you won't go wrong with any of these collections of her inspired culinary creations.
Claire Criscuolo's first cookbook was published in 1994, and it's a great starting place if you're just beginning to experiment with vegetarian cooking in your own kitchen. Find favorites from Claire's Corner Copia, the Criscuolos' New Haven restaurant, plus other surprises. Recipes included run the gamut from breakfast to desserts.
Italian restaurants have always been a reliable choice for vegetarians, and in this cookbook, Claire Criscuolo shares her Italian grandmother's treasured recipes for classic favorites from Southern Italy. This is an ideal cookbook for those in "mixed households"--follow the author's suggestions for meat substitutes, or appease the meat-lover in the family by making one dish with meat, one without.
If you thought that American Vegetarian cuisine consisted only of veggie burgers, prepare to be proven wrong. This cookbook is packed with 225 recipes that feature enticing twists on homestyle dishes and are sure to be crowd pleasers.