"The Cafe Chimes Cookbook
is an inspirational cookbook as well as a moving story about friendship,
love, and devotion. The interesting and easily prepared recipes
will delight the palate, while the story of the book's creation
nourishes the soul. I heartily recommend this book to anyone with
an interest in delicious vegetarian cuisine."
Author of The Peaceful Palate and Fat-free
"The Cafe Chimes Cookbook
is an enjoyable view of vegetarian cooking and its author, Kathy
Etter, who unfortunately passed away too soon. Kathy touched many
people with her food, restaurant, cooking classes and enjoyment
of the creative mysteries of food preparation. The book was finished
by people who knew and worked with the author. There are many touching
stories about her life and food. Kathy encouraged creativity and
experimentation in her students rather than mechanically reproducing
"It is however, the recipes
that make or break a cookbook. This essentially macrobiotic recipe
book has many colorful and creative recipes. Kathy had a sense for
color in her cooking. Rather than the brown and white colors present
in some vegetarian whole food books, these recipes use the entire
color palette. The vegetarian favorites are there, of course - hummus,
falafel, vegetarian pizzas and soups, good muffins and breads. I
enjoyed the tofu, tempeh, and sea vegetable dishes in particular.
The recipes are a good blend of vegetarian and Japanese cooking.
"Cafe Chimes had many friends.
This testament to the restaurant and its founder will please vegetarians
looking for new ideas as well as the newcomer to vegetarian cooking.
One senses the warming soups, hearty sandwiches, and a slower way
of living, cooking and eating that the author wished to share. Although
no longer with us, her love and mission continues with this light
and creative recipe book. The black and white illustrations by Shana
Myers are a fitting compliment to the book and its spirit."
Author of The Healing Power of Food
"I first met Kathy Etter when she attended a lecture I presented at a vegetarian conference. After this initial meeting, Kathleen began offering handouts from The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) to her customers at Cafe Chimes in New Hampshire. She even placed a donation jar on the front counter, and over a period of two years sent VRG more than $500. After reading this new book, I now realize that Kathy supported numerous worthwhile organizations and programs. I also learned that she died suddenly of lung cancer before completing this cookbook and that her friends and co-workers banded together to make sure that the cookbook went to press in her honor. This certainly says a lot about this remarkable woman!
"Cafe Chimes Cookbook is vegan-friendly (there are vegetarian recipes, some of which can be made vegan by substituting vegan cheese. The chapters include breakfast ideas; breads and muffins; salads, dressings and sauces; soups; sandwiches; grains; tofu and tempeh dishes; vegetable mainstays; and desserts. The recipes were used at Cafe Chimes and reformulated to serve a family...
" ... This book offers readers the opportunity to prepare delicious meals. Who could ask for more?"
Managing Editor, Vegetarian Journal