Vegetables have long been an afterthought in the culinary world. But in recent years, they have taken center stage amongst chefs around the globe. Yotam Ottolenghi, the London based author of the weekly "New Vegetarian" column in the Guardian newspaper, has written a terrific new cookbook based solely on vegetables that highlights their delectable flavors. Plenty is a gorgeously photographed book that celebrates the beauty, texture, and taste of vegetables. Recipes take a fresh approach, including light, flavor-rich fare such as Celeriac and Lentils with Hazelnut and Mint, and Globe Artichokes with Crushed Fava Beans. Ottolenghi's singular focus is also apparent in the arrangement of the cookbook. Chapters are divided by ingredient to emphasize the versatility and flavor profile of each vegetable. With 120 recipes, each accompanied by exquisite photos, Plenty is a beautiful cookbook that is sure to delight vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Plenty - Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi By Yotam Ottolenghi. Published by Chronicle Books. Hardcover. 288 pages.