Divided into sections on beans, grains, and vegetables, and including chapters on vegetables, soups, salads, and sauces, among other topics, the book brilliantly juxtaposes recipes grouped by ingredient to reveal, finally, the way that ingredient is approached globally to make food. Thus, for example, Jaffrey's section on rice offers Persian Pilaf with Lima Beans, Palestinian Rice with Lentils and Browned Onions, and Risotto with Fried Porcini Mushrooms, among other pitch-perfect dish choices in this and other chapters. Less familiar ingredients like spelt, millet, and soybeans are removed from the realm of dubious interest and presented in compelling recipes, such as Spicy Soybean Patties with Mint. Throughout, Jaffrey provides definitive notes on ingredients (her full investigation of couscous types is one of many examples) and techniques, as well as a truly comprehensive glossary. Jaffrey also offers a small but charming section on drinks; her Fresh Lime and Ginger Syrup from India, to be mixed with ice and soda water, is a simple but marvelous summertime treat, and one more example of Jaffrey at excitingly full throttle. A ten-page section of color photos rounds out this expert collection. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The recipes are invariably clear, easy to follow, easy to make and delicious.
The book has good explanations of ingredients that may be unfamiliar to novice vegetarian cooks, and all the necessary cooking techniques are well-described.
Ms. Jaffrey is certainly true to her book title in that her recipes come from all over the world.
The book is almost good. The problem with the book is that the color pages of made recipes in the middle of the book were loose and not bound. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Don Porterfield
Quite a few recipes. But very boring outlook. Would love pictures.Published 15 days ago by Dancer In The Storm
Made 2 dishes and they where to die for. This is worth much more then the price you pay. I would say in 3 recipes it has paid for itself.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great reference book, so many ideas. As simple or as complicated as you feel like doing. Great deal bought used.Published 1 month ago by heather schall
I had diverticulitis and needed to find out what to eat. I am now on a Mediterranean Diet. Lost 12 pounds in three weeks and no longer have to take blood pressure pills. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mary spencer
Some interesting recipes but the book is not organized in any useful way. I would have liked to be able to look up recipes quickly by meal course (soups, salads, desserts, etc) or... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BA
i love this book. when i have vegetables i don't know what to do with, i look up that section in the book and usually come out with something delicious.Published 2 months ago by jo
Had seen this book in the library and checked it out. I used it so much during the check out period that I broke my commitment not to buy any more cookbooks.Published 3 months ago by French McConnaughey