Downtown Ithaca’s World Famous Moosewood releasing new cookbook this week

“The Moosewood Restaurant Table” features 250 natural foods recipes

ITHACA, NY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 — Plant-based, gluten- and dairy- free eaters will soon have many more recipes to add to their healthy cooking lifestyle. Downtown Ithaca’s world-renowned Moosewood Restaurant, one of the area’s pioneers for vegetarian and vegan cuisine, is releasing its 14th cookbook, “The Moosewood Restaurant Table,” this week! The new cookbook, published by St. Martin’s Press, features 250 flavorful recipes highlighting new grains, gluten- and dairy-free, and plant-based dishes.

“The recipes in this cookbook are perfect for anyone who is looking for interesting ideas and wants to explore ethnic recipes. Each recipe was made and tested by our team and are chock full of grains and veggies,” says Wynnie Stein, one of Moosewood™’s co-owners and co-author of the book.

“The Moosewood Restaurant Table” joins Moosewood’s 13 other internationally acclaimed cookbooks, including its award-winning “Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home” and the very popular “Our Favorites Cookbook”. The new cookbook will be available for purchase Tuesday, Sept. 26 on Moosewood’s website, www.moosewoodcooks.com, at Buffalo Street Books, Barnes and Noble, and at online booksellers such as Amazon.com. The restaurant is hosting a cookbook author book-signing and recipe tasting for its new cookbook on Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at 215 N. Cayuga St., entrance is on Seneca Street.

Come try some of the cookbook’s featured recipes, including roasted eggplant salad with a chermoula sauce, delicata squash agrodolce with fresh herbs, pita chips with za’atar (a Middle Eastern spice), and an assortment of cookies including peanut ginger, lemon butter, and cardamom with a bitter-sweet chocolate drizzle. This book-signing and tasting event coincides with Ithaca’s 35th Annual Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company, the region’s premier fall festival. Before or after you stop by Moosewood, visit The Commons to enjoy food, ciders, rides, and games.

“Downtown Ithaca is pleased to have Moosewood as part of our thriving and unique dining community, and we congratulate them on publishing another cookbook that includes new and delicious recipes that its loyal followers, vegetarians, vegans, and experimental cooks will enjoy. Moosewood is one of our community’s most recognizable treasures and we are proud of its record of culinary achievement and success,” says Gary Ferguson, executive director of Downtown Ithaca Alliance, a not-for-profit organization charged with creating a vibrant and sustainable downtown.

Established in 1973 and named one of the 20th century’s most influential restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine, Moosewood continues to be a driving force in the world of creative vegetarian cooking. Moosewood, Inc. is a collectively owned business with 19 members who share responsibilities to operate what has grown from a small natural foods restaurant to a large and diverse company. Since its inception, Moosewood has published 13 other vegetarian cookbooks and produced a line of frozen vegetarian dinners, salad dressings, and soups that are sold in natural food stores and supermarkets across the country.

With a menu of tasty and nutritious entrees that change daily, Moosewood is known for using only the freshest produce (organic whenever possible), whole grains, beans, soy, quality herbs and spices, and the finest imported or domestic ingredients available. Moosewood serves fresh seafood, great homemade desserts, and offer natural sodas, fresh juices, coffees, beers, spirits, and a good selection of wines from New York State and beyond.

Moosewood is located at 215 N. Cayuga St., in the Dewitt Mall, a multi-use building featuring some of the areas one-of-a-kind dining options and retail shops. For more information about Moosewood, email the restaurant at moose@moosewoodrestaurant.com. For information about downtown Ithaca’s other fantastic dining opportunities, visit downtownithaca.com.