From the author of more than 10 cookbooks comes this comprehensive guide and collection of recipes using root vegetables. Discover the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them and much more, from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes). Try the more than 225 recipes - salads, soups, side dishes, main courses, drinks and desserts - that bring out the earthy goodness of each vegetable. This essential culinary encyclopedia lets dedicated home cooks achieve a new level of taste and sophistication in everyday cooking. Hardcover; 432 pages.