"The Vegetarian Flavor Bible" is an enormous book without a single recipe, but it will keep you cooking for years.
Although the book includes cooking tips, there are no formal recipes. Therefore, the food at the book-signing was provided by Melissa's. As an example of how delicious vegetarian food can be, try hummus flavored with Parmesan cheese, created by Melissa's chef Tom Fraker. It's in the bowls behind the raw vegetables for dipping.
Here's a closer look. For ease of preparation, the recipe uses pre-cooked, peeled garbanzos and roasted sweet red peppers in a jar.
1/2 (15.5-ounce) jar fire roasted sweet red bell peppers, without the liquid
1/3 cup, packed, fresh basil