American Harvest: Regional Recipes for the Vegetarian Kitchen by Nava Atlas
(later published as Great American Vegetarian)
Pick up any vegetarian or vegan cookbook and you will most likely find an enticing array of ethnic recipes-Italian, Chinese, and Indian are just a few of the cuisines whose influence has enlivened the vegetarian repertoire and made the meatless alternative more attractive to the general public than was the “soybeans and oats” school of the sixties.
The appeal of global fare has helped make us a nation of enlightened eaters, vegetarian or not. The emphasis on interesting combinations of fresh vegetables, exotic seasonings, and delectable grain and legume dishes proved that a plant-rich diet is far from boring.