Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (1997) – by Deborah Madison – Here’s a nice essay about the virtues of this fine cookbook from Bon Appetit online.
The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (2014) – by Deborah Madison – Updated to reflect the changes in cooking culture and how we think about food. Includes new recipes and updated information on vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution (2007) – by Alice Waters – The foundation for the lessons and recipes in this compact and well-written cookbook is to start with the best tasting ingredients. Ms. Waters also shares some fundamental guidelines for eating and living well.