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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (May 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754817024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754817024
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,153,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nicola Graimes has been a food writer, editor and stylist for 15 years, but her interest in vegetarianism extends far beyond that. She was editor of Vegetarian Living magazine for five years and has written hundreds of articles on vegetarian food and healthy eating for both trade and consumer magazines. Nicola is particularly interested in the healing aspects of food and is a strong advocate of organic foods.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cilla on July 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
The thing I really, really appreciate about this cookbook is that there is a beautiful color photograph for nearly every recipe in the book. Plus, it has a big section in the beginning about fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, tofu, etc, to help you idetify ingredients and see what the nutritional value of foods are, all with color photographs.

Some of the recipes in the book, such as the Minestrone with Pesto, Herby Rice Pilaf, and Sweet and Sour Mixed Bean Hot-Pot have become my staples for lunch or dinner. Others, like the Sweet Potato Roulade and Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts, are good as appetizers.

It's puzzling to me that some recipes are a knockout, while others are strangely textured, bland, or simply do not work. I think a variety of cooks contributed to this book, some with better recipes and ideas than others. This could explain the hit-and-miss quality. Sometimes I think the recipes could use more innovation; nearly all of them call for salt and freshly ground pepper, but when you're looking to make a rich, flavorful soup, you kind of want more than just salt, pepper, and garlic. Again, it's probably because many different cooks contributed.

I have to stress that I haven't made many dishes from this book. And there are a ton of them! There is so much to chose from. Everything looks delicious, but it doesn't always turn out looking like the picture. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Just keep it in mind.

This book is definitely worth a try -- and a look!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bissell on August 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book has absolutely beautiful presentation of all its recipes. If your meals are getting a bit humdrum, this book will give you inspiration. There is a photo of every completed recipe with some smaller shots of the prep. There is a nice intro section covering ingredients, with photos as well. There is a good selection of simple dishes, home cooking, and fancier dishes suitable for a dinner party. Recipes are easy to follow, and few of them look complicated. It is a fine addition to your kitchen shelf.

Many, not most, dishes use eggs or cheese, so this is a vegetarian cookbook, not vegan. The book is written in the Queen's English. Americans may need to look up some terms -- courgettes are small zucchini, rocket is arugula -- but really, it's not that hard.
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By GNN Downing on November 24, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Fun book, I have enjoyed cooking from this book. :o)
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