Ignoring all the simplicity stuff, however, leaves the cook with a cookbook filled with recipes pulling on the flavors of all corners of the world. Fill your pantry according to the master plan, shop wisely, plan ahead, and have at it. This is vegetarian cooking of a sophisticated kitchen and palate (using "sophisticated" in the title would presumably scare off anyone not inclined to struggle with food). Many of the recipes could fall out of cookbooks of various ethnic origins where a mainly vegetarian diet is the rule rather than the exception.
What this book really helps us do is move beyond the notion of vegetarianism as just so much brown rice, ragg socks, hairy legs, and save the whales. That is, Simple Vegetarian Pleasures moves right to the heart of cuisine, of food with soul, and makes the absence of meat an insignificant thing. It's that simple.
Ultimately, that it is simple, and that it is vegetarian, means a lot less than that it is exceedingly pleasurable. Enjoy these lush recipes. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Kindle version of this book must have been produced in a rush. The number of typographic errors is astounding and slowed this reader repeatedly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by barzel
I saw this book at my parents and downloaded the Kindle version and I was very disappointed to see multiple typos. Mint is spelled Mine, red is spelled Rod, pesto is Presto. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susan R.
I love this cookbook. The recipes contain easy to find ingredients and are simple to put together. The dishes have a good balance of color and texture and everything I have tried... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Diane Hermann-Artim
Again Jeanne Lemlin has gathered together some really great recipes. I have the paperback edition as well as the Kindle Fire edition. Read morePublished 15 months ago by The Minstrel
My family eats a lot of meat and I was looking for meatless recipes to reduce our meat intake) that would be tasty and easy to make and that my kids would love. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Yulia
We have used many recipies from this book and have enjoyed all of them. Although this is not a vegan cookbook many of the recipies are vegan, and the recipies that utilize cheese... Read morePublished 22 months ago by COOLLOVETHANKS
I initially ordered this book as I was looking for a vegetarian recipe book that had good reviews.
When I received the book and looked through the recipes, I must admit... Read more
Highly recommended to lacto-ovo vegetarians. Given the entire chapter of egg recipes, the book is obviously not ideal for vegans. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Eibhinn