Do you ever meet people that you’re just instantly obsessed with? (I mean that in the least creepy way) You just know that after meeting you’re totally going to be friends forever and things just click! That’s exactly how I felt about Sarah Copeland the first time I met her. Well, truth be told, I was a little intimidated because she’s this tall, gorgeous, blond bombshell… but all that aside, I knew we were going to be besties!
Fast forward a few years and guess what, she’s a brilliant friend, not to mention one of my favorite people in the food world. Plus she’s an excellent partner in crime when it comes to polishing off a bottle of bubbly and enjoying some of NYC’s best eats. Sarah just came out with her second cookbook – Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite – and it’s a beauty. Feast is packed to the brim with vegetarian recipes to please any kind of palate. I’ve read it cover to cover, twice, and bookmarked just about every page in the entire thing. It’s hands down one of my favorite cookbooks to date.
The Polenta with Mushroom Pomodoro was seriously calling my name. Minus the fact that I never actually make polenta – I knew that this one was up first. Why, you ask, do I never make Polenta? Who knows! I’m a weirdo, it scares me a little bit, and my mom never made it for us as kids. Which basically means it’s not the first thing I think of when figuring out what to make for dinner. But after whipping up a batch from Feast, I can promise you that that is no longer the case.
Polenta + Mushroom Pomodoro + Thyme…. I’d say that it’s an epic meal. And one that I won’t soon forget.
Also – Polenta with Mushroom Pomodoro stop motion food styling on instagram… say whaaaaat! You have to check that out.
Vegetarian or not, I’d say this cookbook is an absolute must for anyone who loves food! Two thumbs up from the What’s Gaby Cooking kitchen – and it should totally go on your holiday wish list. Also, I hope my husband doesn’t mind eating vegetarian food for the next month as I work my way through each and every chapter!!
Polenta with Mushroom Pomodoro from Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite
Reprinted with permission from Sarah Copeland