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A brilliant first stop into the world of vegetarian food.,
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This review is from: Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes (Hardcover)
As a devout meat-eater-recently-turned-vegetarian, I was skeptical about a world without meat. Most cooks feel that vegetables can play only a supporting role for a meat-based dish and few chefs (professional or otherwise) treat them with the respect they deserve.
I stand corrected.
This is an absolutely brilliant collection, inspiring in its diversity and pursuit of maximum flavor. In some recipes, a main ingredient is allowed to be itself and shine, in other cases, it's a single voice in a larger chorus of flavors. There's a sampling from just about any type of cuisine I can think of and that there are even "meatless" versions of traditional dishes.
It's clear the design of the book is for people who actually cook and written by someone who genuinely enjoys cooking. Legible in presentation and practical in procedure and commentary.