Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Taking Center Stage

The food movements sweeping the nation are wholeheartedly pushing for a more plant-based diet. But if you’ve been eating meat based dishes for your entire life, the question becomes—what, exactly, are you supposed to DO with those veggies? Turn to Annie Bell’s Gorgeous Vegetables book for inspiration, available now for $20 from Kyle Books. This book definitely offers more ideas than just your basic salads and steamed greens. Leek and feta tarts are a classic way to go, but the Venetian peas and rice dish is flavorful and unique. And traditionalists, take note—not every recipe in the book is vegetarian (bacon plays its role) and there’s an entire chapter devoted to potatoes. Gorgeous Vegetables by Annie Bell is available now in stores and online.

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