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The Big Book of Vegetarian: More Than 225 Recipes for Breakfasts, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Main Dishes, Sides, Breads, and Desserts (Big Book (Chronicle Books)) Paperback – December 23, 2004

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From Publishers Weekly

This volume, part of Chronicle’s "Big Book" series, offers easy—if not particularly groundbreaking—vegetarian dishes, ranging from filling breakfast breads and fritattas to familiar, homey desserts. Many of the selections, while tasty, lean toward the crunchy whole-grain school of vegetarian cooking; dishes like the assertively hearty Wheat Berry Waldorf and the Wild and Brown Rice Pilaf bring to mind folk music, morning glory muffins and organic food collectives. However, other dishes are decidedly more sophisticated; the Tomato Basil Galette is seductive when made with ripe tomatoes, and Chickpea Burgers with Tahini Dressing are fragrant with cumin, garlic and lemon zest. And even though many of the offerings aren’t eye-opening (what vegetarian doesn’t already know how to make pasta and black bean soup?) there are several good, unexpected wheat-free and vegan choices. Vegan desserts are especially well represented, with offerings like Baked Apples with Walnuts, Ginger-Poached Pears and Chocolate Majesty Cake made with silken tofu. Finally, while the back-to-basics layout of the book includes no pictures, the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and certain to engage even the most kitchen-phobic vegetarian.
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About the Author

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley is a former food editor for Vegetarian Times magazine and an accomplished cookbook author and food writer. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
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Product Details

  • Series: Big Book (Chronicle Books)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811841162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811841160
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,573,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ellen on September 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I have been vegetarian for many years and I am an avid cook, and this book has provided nothing but perfect food, without meat, every time I have used it. The salads are great, the breakfast foods are great, the entrees are great. You name it, in this book, it's all good.

The recipes are well-tested and well-written recipes. A must have.
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I received this book as a present, and I am very pleasantly surprised by this book. This book contains modern and creative twists on traditional American dishes as well as other food of ethnic origin making its way into mainstream. All the dishes I've made from it have turned out to be very delicious, the steps are simple to follow, and most of the ingredients are available at well-stocked supermakets. I was surprised how many things I used to have to buy can be made so easy with so little time or effort. This was what I had hoped my Moosewood cookbook would be, but this book actually succeeds because of it is more focused, placing emphasis on beauty through simplicity rather than purely just inventiveness.

Another part I really like about this book is that it actually contain a decent breakfast section. From now on I no longer have to rely on omlettes or toast for breakfast, but instead I can have banana french toast, different muffins, etc.

The recipes here are very straightforward, so they are suitable for most levels of cooks. The only possible drawback is that there are no pictures (though you won't need them), and there are no directions on preparation techniques, so I would suggest this book for those with at least some rudimentary kitchen skills.
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This is an excellent cookbook, lots of variety, well-written, visually pleasing...definitely a good choice for anyone who appreciates easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes.
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I have only used a few recipes (Eggplant and Polenta Lasagne was to die for!!) but I plan to make more recipes from this. I'm very happy I got it. The recipes are good-sounding and don't have a lot of bizarre ingredients that aren't in my pantry already. Except for the liquid smoke, which I can't use anyway (migraines). A good starter book but just a really wonderful veg comfort food book, too. There is a section for vegan foods but ALL recipes can be easily adapted.
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We used this cookbook for a while when we first got it to try some things out, but we rarely use it now. When I look at it I think, "unimaginative". I honestly think my biggest hangup is the fact that there are no pictures of the food. This is probably silly but for me the way the food looks is important. My husband is much more accepting of "basic" food than I am and he likes it more than me.

Overall I think it was a bit disappointing.
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