Bistro cooking captures the gastronomic esprit of France, conjuring memories of the perfect lunch or cozy dinner in a charming little restaurant in Paris, or perhaps Provence or Normandy. But true bistro cooking can be a bit tricky for a vegetarian -- that is, until now. Marlena Spieler has traveled across France collecting favorite recipes from street cafe and corner restaurants and developing her own adaptations of beloved bistro fare. She brings fresh flavor and zest to the best-selling tradition of bistro cookbooks, presenting an enticing array of authentic dishes without meat. Destined to become a classic, The Vegetarian Bistroreveals a wonderfully healthful and decidedly delicious new side of traditional French bistro cookery.