My 34 year old copy of "The Vegetarian Epicure," (Anna Thomas, 1972) opens automatically to this page, but it's packed away because I'm in the middle of moving; luckily I found this site--I've just gotten a call to please make what will surely be my 10,000th pie for a family picnic tomorrow.
I've made it every which way: spinach or kale instead of cabbage, a variety of substitute herbs (the curry version was partuclarly good!), a so-so vegan version (tofu cream cheese texture wasn't right), and it's still among my favorite meals of all time.
My folks gave me the book on my 14th birthday in 1974; I had just become a vegetarian -- more because I didn't like the taste or texture of meat/fish/fowl than for any health or political reasons -- and although I was already enthusiastic cook, I was not a very knowledgable cook. Thomas's book (as well as her subsequent volume II) introduced me to enough delicious recipes as a teen to keep even my most meat-focused male friends happy.
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My 34 year old copy of "The Vegetarian Epicure," (Anna Thomas, 1972) opens automatically to...