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A vegetarian pasta that'll leave you full and content.

Root to Leaf is one of our favorite vegetarian cookbooks of the year. If you’re a fan of celebrated chefs who use every bit of their raw materials, please welcome to your kitchen James Beard-nominated chef Steven Satterfield. His award-winning Atlanta restaurant, Miller Union, serves simple, upscale, imaginative vegetable dishes that you can easily re-create at home. This hearty pasta stars tender cabbage and mushrooms in an elegant cream sauce. 

Like the little ridges in penne rigate that are designed to soak up sauce, the crinkly leaves of savoy cabbage catch every creamy, earthy drop as well. Cabbage, often regarded as poor people’s food, feels luxurious in this mushroom-laden entrée. Here I like to use a combination of shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms, but almost any fresh mushroom will work fine.

Reprinted with permission from Root to Leaf