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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2013
I think Veganomicon is incredibly overrated. These recipes are involved, time-consuming, and often yield pretty bland results. I like the potato-kale enchiladas, although that's a two and half hour recipe that dirties scads of dishes, and their breads and muffins are really quite tasty. Several recipes are downright awful--I can't believe those made the cut. The majority are just meh, and not worth the time and effort. I can't understand why so many people are raving about this. There are much better vegan cookbooks out there than this.

This was my first vegan cookbook, and the only one I had for about three months when I was just starting the diet, so I made a good deal of the recipes. I'm just not satisfied. Much better bets are Big Vegan (when it's good, it's phenomenal, and about 2/3 of the recipes are quite good) and Quick-Fix Vegan (I haven't made a single thing that hasn't been delicious from Quick-Fix, and everything takes under 30 minutes to prepare, so that's even bigger incentive to make those recipes). I never use Veganomicon anymore and will be taking it to the used bookstore shortly.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2013
I don't understand the praise for this cookbook. I've had this cookbook for about a year now, and have tried a large number of recipes from it that all sounded unique and amazing on paper. I've tried so hard to love this cookbook like everyone else, but unfortunately, not a single recipe has stood out. They're all very bland and flavorless. Not good for impressing certain meat-eaters who believe all vegan food is bland...After the last recipe I tried that put me to bed feeling hungry because I just couldn't bring myself to choke it down, I've officially given up on this cookbook.
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94 of 129 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2010
I've had this book for months and have tried dozens of recipes from it, and honestly I have not liked any of them. They sound good on paper, like the pumpkin ziti and chickpea cutlets, but for some reason they turn out bland or downright gross. After spending $100 this weekend for the ingredients for three recipes which turned out to be complicated, expensive, bland, and severely time consuming I am swearing off of this book. Isa has much better recipes in her Vegan with a Vengeance book.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
I was not impressed with this book at all. What recipes I did try, I just did not like. Also, i feel like if I cooked a lot from this book, I would end up spending 500.00 on my grocery bill. Just too many special and hard to find ingredients, and the recipes are way too time consuming. If you have the time and money for it, then go for it, but i don't. If you are looking for a cookbook with simple, easy to find ingredients that you can get at your local grocery store and quick, easy recipes, then i recommend all of the Happy Herbivore cookbooks.
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17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 4, 2014
I am new at the vegan game and hoped to get an easy and simple start. The book hype indicated that menus were included so it sounded like just a perfect match for a newbie. Before I adopted Veganism I had been using the South Beach plan which included weeks of daily menus. I expected the same from this book when I saw that it supposedly contained menus. Well, there are no daily menus. Strike one.

Next, I picked out some recipes that seemed worth trying. I took a day off to shop for the ingredients of which many were complete strangers to my repertoire of stored food and spices. Between several grocery stores and a health food store I was able to purchase most of the ingredients by stopping at the bank and taking out a second mortgage to pay for these outrageously priced items. I took another day off to prepare two of the recipes. I have now used two days for merely acquisition and preparation. Strike two.

I decided that the hours of standing in the kitchen would be rewarded with the consumption of the two recipes I had prepared. I was excited to embark on this new journey and the anticipation of consuming what the book described as delicious entrees was at a high level. I dug into my work results and learned with clarity what the taste of swill was like. Strike three. Veganomicon is out.

I went back and read some of the other reviews. One lady recommended two other books and she received favorable comments for her suggestions. I am going to buy those books and hope for better results.
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18 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2012
I really did, but every recipe that I would try would come out barely edible. I know I'm not the greatest cook in the world but I would figure even some of the simpler ones would come out at least alright. Also many ingredients were hard to come by if you didn't live next to a whole foods. I'm going to gift this to a friend and hopefully they will have better luck with than I did.
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52 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2009
The authors of this cookbook spent way too much time trying to be hip and not enough time testing their recipes. I don't care how cool you are if you food doesn't taste good, and sometimes doesn't even turn out edible. Not impressed. Many of the recipes taunt you with information that has been left out. I know good vegan cookbooks can be hard to find, but this is one of the worst I've tried. Good thing I can return it to the library.
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5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2014
I have had this cookbook for several years, I frequently pull it out thinking I can find SOMETHING to make, and then put it back on the shelf. I have loads of other vegan cookbooks, all of Lindsay Nixon's Happy Herbivore, Alicia Simpson's Vegan Comfort Foods, Chloe Cascarelli, and ten or so others. I use them all the time, they are completely dog-earred. This one, I don't get it. I am basically a lacto-ovo vegetarian, that cooks vegan 50% of the time. So maybe my sense of what tastes good is just different.
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30 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2012
As a single, busy, vegetarian man from a small town with very little cooking experience I have had this book for a year, and will never use it. Most of the recipes call for things I have never heard of, and or cannot buy at a local store. It all takes far too long to prepare, even if I didn't have to go to the grocery store before every meal. I have a small kitchen. I'm not going to store 4-5 different kinds of flower, every spice known to man, fresh sprigs of every kind, and dozens of other ingredients often times for a single recipe. Can't do it. Can't afford it, don't have the time, don't have the storage space. This book has been a useful reference as to how to cook certain grains, beans, etc, but I may as well just look online. Huge disappointment. Hard to believe this is so revered.
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71 of 128 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2008
This cookbook is a major disappointment. I have been vegetarian or should say 97% vegan for over 28 years and this is one of the worst cookbooks I've come across yet. Recipes are time comsuming and flavors off. Sorry I wasted my money on this one and will probably end up reselling it for 1/2 of what I paid for it.
Want a good easy cookbook get they old tried and true
Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas or one of the cookbooks Nava Atlas put out there. Moosewood collection is also good.
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