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Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book (At Table) Paperback – April 1, 2007
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Short of Elizabeth David's own books, I can think of no better armchair culinary treat than Grigson's larger books such as her `English Food', `Jane Grigson's Fruit Book', `Good Things' and this title on vegetables.
It is very easy to see the value of this book, as there are a number of excellent vegetable cookbooks easily available to us today. In spite of the number, most of the best books by the likes of James Peterson, Jack Bishop, Barbara Kafka, Alice Waters and Faith Willinger are mostly simply collections of recipes. Some, such as Bishop and Willinger's works, are even limited to Italian vegetables and recipes, although that subject is certainly large enough for a whole bookshelf of volumes.
The best book with which to compare Grigson's work is Elizabeth Schneider's `Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini', which covers 131 different species or groups of species, while Ms. Grigson covers 71 named vegetables and vegetable families (both authors cover more than one species in many of their articles). Part of the difference is that Ms. Schneider includes articles on twelve (12) mushroom species, while Ms. Grigson has her own separate book on mushrooms. Another difference is that Ms. Grigson includes much more culinary information, both general advice, techniques, and recipes, than does Ms.Read more ›
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A beautifully written book ready to be used for experienced cooks. The book is 'delicious' and Jane Grigson was a superb researcher and writer.Published 4 months ago by Critical Eye
Sorry but I had to return this book. It has no photos. Not one. Nothing to show how the dishes should look in the end. Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by BJ Andreas
Fabulous that this wonderful book has been printed again in paperback. Hours of happy contented cooking within.sometimes unusual but always good.Published on April 19, 2013 by Gaye Hart