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New Vegetarian Kitchen: Raw*Broil*Fry*Steam*Simmer*Bake Hardcover – January 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Duncan Baird (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844839265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844839261
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

With no shortage of vegetarian cookbooks in the market, authors can no longer rely on "meatless" as a book's main selling point. Graimes breaks down vegetarian cooking by preparation method—raw, broil, fry, steam, simmer, and bake—and within each of these chapters by light meals, main meals, side dishes, and desserts. Proteins such as tempeh, tofu, eggs, beans, nuts, and cheese are flavor-infused with herbs, spices, and ingredients from around the world, such as an Indian-style panzanella or a black bean and shitake risotto. While some full-page color photos give home cooks an idea of finished dishes, an absence of sidebars and lack of head notes on a number of recipes may leave some readers questioning ingredients and preparation. Still, the intriguing blending of flavors makes this a welcome addition on the vegetarian bookshelves. (May)

About the Author

Nicola Graimes is an award-winning food writer and former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine.

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Very easy interesting recipes.
Mvs
I got this book in hardcover form from the local library, and it is one of the better vegetarian cookbooks I've tried (out of many).
harborsparrow
I must say, this is one of the most exciting cookbooks (vegetarian or not) that I've read in a very, very long time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B VINE VOICE on June 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I found a copy of this in a used bookstore, and my jaw dropped! I'm a huge fan of Nicola Graimes' vegetarian cookbooks, but they are usually "edited" by her, and they're the kind you find in Barnes' and Noble clearance area - not that there's anything wrong with that - I've bought many over the years...

This one is different though! It has recipes I haven't seen anywhere else. The sections are divided into raw, broil, fry, steam, simmer, and bake. (I've never broiled anything!) And it's not what you think - "simmer" is not just soups and stews. She has REALLY inventive and different recipes in each section. I'm a certified vegetarian cookbook collector so I should know! :o) This book was first publihed in England, and definitely has a British-style vegetarian flair - I love her use of unusual (but not hard-to-find) ingredients and flavor creations - just things you'd never think of! I also love that the emphasis is on vegetables and NOT artificial meat products or pasta - I've fallen into the vegetarian pasta and rice trap lately, so I'm hoping this book will change that. One more bonus --- if you're thinking of trying out raw foods, there's a big section of them in this book, and they look delicious!

My critiques - 90% or more of the recipes contain eggs OR heavy cream OR sour cream, etc, so if you're a strict vegan thinking you can make substitutions, that might be tricky. Not impossible though. She does have 1 vegan recipe for chocolate cake with maple glaze! Also, lots of the recipes call for cheeses I haven't heard of, like dolcelatte. Maybe this is common in England, but might be hard to find in the US. I would have liked to see a small section of substitutes for anything hard-to-find. It would be possible to find this info on the internet though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By harborsparrow on November 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I got this book in hardcover form from the local library, and it is one of the better vegetarian cookbooks I've tried (out of many). The physical realization in hardcover is lovely, right from the vibrant green cover to the lovely photographs for many recipes, to the creamy good paper and print. Best of all, the pages open and STAY open for easy consulting--to need to wrestle with a stiff binding. Then, the recipes themselves are quite excellent and tend towards the healthier, leaner end of the vegetarian spectrum. There is some cheese but not a huge amount of milk--and many recipes have no dairy at all. Further, there is a good use of miso, tofu and other protein substitutes. Altogether, I like this book and give it 5 stars. It has fewer recipes than other books, but each recipe is lovingly done. There are also two ribbon bookmarks, one green and one blue, contributing to the beauty and usefulness of this book. The index is good too. It isn't complete enough to be your only cookbook but is a fine supplement. It would make a lovely gift.
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This is a wonderful cookbook. It isn't often that I find a vegetarian cookbook whose recipes seem truly fresh and original, but this one is jam-packed with them. Whenever I peruse a cookbook, I turn back the page corner of every recipe that I want to try. When I finished looking through New Vegetarian Cookbook, I realized that nearly every single page corner was turned. But the proof is not in how good a recipe sounds, or how pretty the pictures are. The proof resides in how good the actual recipes turn out to be. I've cooked about 15 recipes from this book, and each and every one of them was fantastic. Luscious. And I'm going to keep making more of them until every single corner-turned page is splattered with cooking juices from sitting next to the stove while I stir and mix away.

The recipes are nearly all fairly quick and simple. Even those that seem as if they might be a little complicated or time consuming actually turn out to be easier and faster than anticipated. And the flavor range across all recipes is wonderful. Many regions are represented, as are many types of veggies, spices, grains, legumes, beans, etc, etc. And and and..... the types of dishes are endless. There aren't simply salads, sandwiches, soups, etc (the predictable backbone of too many vegetarian cookbooks). No, Nicola offers recipes for so many different kinds of dishes.

I must say, this is one of the most exciting cookbooks (vegetarian or not) that I've read in a very, very long time. I recommend it highly.

I have only two quibbles. First, many of the recipes contain a considerable amount of cheese. Don't get me wrong, I adore cheese. But a few more vegan recipes would have been nice. (I know, this is a vegetarian book, not vegan. I'm just saying.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By precision observations on November 8, 2012
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Great options for cooking a vegetarian meal - from starters to desserts. It's also organized by cooking style categories so it helps you make a decision of what you feel like cooking, and how much of a mess you want to make of it. The one thing I was missing in this book was an index. It would have been great if I was able to find a recipe by looking up an ingredient. But besides that minor flow - the food is great. I cooked about a dozen recipes already.
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Best vegetarian cookbooks have found so far. Very easy interesting recipes. I had a lot of fun w this cookbook! And I am not vegetarian!
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