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New Vegetarian Paperback – October 28, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811865797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811865791
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. Kasabian VINE VOICE on October 19, 2009
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New Vegetarian is the real deal, a book of 75 global recipes, some of them vegan, that are delicious and inviting. If your motto is "Try something new every day," this book will keep you sated and happy. Practically speaking, I would classify this as a special-occasion vegetarian cookbook for a couple of reasons:

a) many ingredients (mock abalone, goji berries, kamut, coconut cream) require an extra stop to an ethnic or health food store...or, at the very least, some advance planning if ordering via the internet.

b) many, but not all, recipes are more time or labor intensive than most people can manage Monday through Friday

Still, this book has its place on my bookshelf because the recipes are delicious and the food presents well. It's what I'd reach for when I'm tired of the same 30 or so ingredients I tend to use over and over. It's also perfect for impressing guests. The book is divided into the following sections:

1. Appetizers/small plates - full of beautifully presented dishes that will impress any guest.

2. Salads - one of my favorite sections of the book, because the combinations of fruit, vegetables, nuts and cheeses are unique and mouth-watering

3. Soups - another favorite section, because she understands the importance of good soup making...which always starts with a good homemade broth.

4. Main Courses - I was less impressed with the main courses here, if only because there is a slight emphasis on "mock" meat dishes, a pet peeve of mine, since vegetarian eating shouldn't be construed as a way of pretending to eat meat. Many would argue otherwise and I see their point. I just enjoy honoring wholesome ingredients as they are.

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I love to get new vegetarian cookbooks, I usually experiment with them for weeks until I've tried many of the recipes. As background, I've been a vegetarian for the past 30 years and own more than 150 vegetarian cookbooks.

I received New Vegetarian as part of the Amazon Vine program and I must say, I'm glad that I didn't spend any money on it.

If I had seen this book in a bookstore, I would have put it back on the shelf after glancing at it briefly. For me, cookbooks are tools that I use again and again. There are certain design aspects that are important. First and foremost, legibility. This book reminds me very much of a visit to the optometrist when they ask you to read the line with the smallest print that you're capable of seeing. I think that most of the print is in a size 9 font with the italicized items and the index in a size 8 font(it might be even smaller - a size 4 or 6). The book is very difficult to read and you certainly wouldn't be able to glance at it casually while preparing a recipe. For this reason alone, I would never buy this book or give it as a gift.

Another reason that I am not interested in using this book is that almost every recipe has a very LONG list of ingredients. Each recipe will inevitably require the reader to purchase one or more exotic items, that will probably then sit unused in the pantry. I live within a mile of a Whole Foods Market so I have access to a variety of interesting vegetarian ingredients. However, I live in a city with a very limited selection of ethnic foods, so that it would be difficult to obtain many of the ingredients in this book. The author does not offer suggestions for substitutions for these ingredients.
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This is the most user unfriendly cookbook I've seen in a long time. What's wrong? For starters, the tiny, tiny font size, the refusal of the book to lay open, the large list of ingredients required for almost every recipe, the frequency of unusual ingredients and the lack of photos (23 for the 77 recipes.) I needed a magnifying glass to read the fractions - and as has been noted, forget trying to read the index, not that it matters, because the page numbers are also too small to decipher.

The benefit of cooking vegetarian dishes is that, in general, they are delicious, healthy and economical. I own many vegetarian cookbooks including those named and recommended by other reviewers, and frequently cook from them, but out of the 77 recipes I could only prepare a small number of the dishes without making numerous purchases of items I would use infrequently at best, and in some cases, never again. And if another reviewer could prepare three separate recipes and be disappointed with the results of all of them, why bother to potentially waste the time and money when it appears the recipes were not properly tested.

This book simply isn't for me. I don't want to eat duck, so why would I want to eat Mock Duck? I don't want prune oatmeal baby food in my brownies and I don't want to add 3/4 of a cup of pure maple syrup to a small batch of chocolate chip cookies increasing the cost ten-fold.

The book needed a good editor, tested recipes, photographs for each recipe and a more practical approach because cookbooks, although creative endeavors, are also tools used to accomplish a task, and they need to be constructed with that in mind.
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