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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2015
I've eaten at Vedge. Many of the dishes in the book are not quite what you'd get at the restaurant. As one other reviewer noted, even a couple of the pictures belie the recipes-- elements were left out. I don't have a problem with making things simpler for the home cook, but it feels like they omitted the extra steps, garnishes, sauces, etc. that would elevate ordinary to extraordinary (The restaurant is fantastic). I've had the book a year, but waited until I'd cooked a number of the recipes (Pet peeve of mine that many cookbook reviewers haven't cooked any or many of the recipes); most are fine, not great-- I didn't feel like they necessarily "redefined vegetable cooking". A few were really satisfying, though (I've made the Carrots with Black Lentils and Green Harissa several times). Desserts seemed to be among the recipes that weren't altered much, if at all (make the Summer Corn Custard for sure).