Posts Tagged “vegetarian”

The Modern Vegetarian by Maria Elia – review

The Modern Vegetarian by Maria Elia – review

Maria Elia is a chef who has graced our small screens and headed restaurant kitchens, and she has also penned several delightful cookbooks. Maria isn’t a vegetarian evangelist but The Modern Vegetarian reflects her passion for flavourful food and in this case those dishes just happen to be sans meat. We know we should all…

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Veggie Burgers Every Which Way by Lukas Volger – review

Veggie Burgers Every Which Way by Lukas Volger – review

Burgers are comforting. We graze on mass-produced patties of variable quality, and I have never had an objection in principle to fast-food burgers as long as the customer eats them as a treat. We blame the mass-produced burger for rising obesity rates but one burger a month does not a chubby diner make. Part of…

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Veggiestan by Sally Butcher – review

Veggiestan by Sally Butcher – review

Any self-respecting cookbook collector will already be familiar with the work of Sally Butcher. She charmingly penned Persia in Peckham, which was a worthy showcase for her wit and expert wordsmithery. That book had its focus on amazing Middle Eastern food of every dietary hue, set against the backdrop of Persepolis, the Aladdin’s cave of…

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500 Vegan Dishes by Deborah Gray – review

500 Vegan Dishes by Deborah Gray – review

As regular readers will know, I am a great fan of this series of books from Apple Press. Always attractive and practical, these small and chunky volumes offer recipes on a single topic… 500 times! Now, I must confess my carnivore leanings right away. I have no vegan missionary zeal and I probably would never…

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New Vegetarian Kitchen by Nicola Graimes – review

New Vegetarian Kitchen by Nicola Graimes – review

No, don’t just skip by this review. New Vegetarian Kitchen should not encourage shudders from meat-eaters. This book is a striking and mouth-watering showcase for dishes that just don’t happen to contain bits of fish or animals. Everyday meat-eating is a rare occupation in the 21st century, even for those who would not consider themselves…

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Vegetarian with a Vengeance by Christine Bille Neilsen – review

Vegetarian with a Vengeance by Christine Bille Neilsen – review

I am not a vegetarian but I am a lover of good food. Vegetarian with a Vengeance is a full-colour cookbook with a slightly different slant on recipes. The authors are Scandinavians Christine Bille Neilsen and Tina Scheftelowitz, both food professionals, and they offer fun and delicious dishes that just happen to contain no meat….

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Vegetarian Cooking of India by Mridula Baljekar – review

Vegetarian Cooking of India by Mridula Baljekar – review

Mridula Baljekar presents us with another superb example of her skill as a food writer. Vegetarian Cooking of India is the latest in a string of books which exemplify the reasons why she is held in such high regard by home cooks, those with a passion for Indian food, and collectors of beautiful recipe books….

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Terre A Terre – The Vegetarian Cookbook by Amanda Powley – review

Terre A Terre – The Vegetarian Cookbook by Amanda Powley – review

I do rather worry when I am presented with a vegetarian cookbook. So many of them in the past have been unappealing to all but the most committed vegetarian. Those folk who were at Glastonbury the first time around, wore multi-coloured, ill-fitting, voluminous knitted jumpers and were still in sandals in January. Thank goodness for…

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World Vegetarian Classics by Celia Brooks Brown – review

World Vegetarian Classics by Celia Brooks Brown – review

This is an amazing work of international, classic and delicious food and it happens to be vegetarian. There are 200 recipes in World Vegetarian Classics which have been tailored to the needs of the western home cook. It’s more than just a cookbook though. This is an archive of some of the best vegetarian food…

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Vegetarian Cooking – A Commonsense Guide – review

Vegetarian Cooking – A Commonsense Guide – review

Before I go into a detailed review of Vegetarian Cooking – A Commonsense Guide I should tell you that this has got to be the most user-friendly volume that has crossed this writer’s desk (OK, so it’s a kitchen worktop on legs!) in ages. It’s a chunky ring-bound book that really opens and stays open….

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India’s Vegetarian Cooking by Monisha Bharadwaj – review

India’s Vegetarian Cooking by Monisha Bharadwaj – review

How does this woman do it? Monisha Bharadwaj presents us with the most gorgeous books, each one more sumptuous than the last. The photography of India by Jenner Zimmermann is stunning and the food photography by Will Heap is almost edible. India’s Vegetarian Cooking is a regional guide to some of the most traditional and…

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The Really Useful Ultimate Student Vegetarian Cookbook – review

The Really Useful Ultimate Student Vegetarian Cookbook – review

OK, so the title is a bit of a mouthful. Helen Aitken has students in mind but this is a great book for anyone who will be away from mum’s cooking for the first time. It is packed with information about setting up a kitchen and providing yourself with tasty, quick and easy meals that…

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Celia Brooks Brown – A girl for all seasons – interview

Celia Brooks Brown – A girl for all seasons – interview

Celia Brooks Brown was born in Colorado and seems to have been the typical all-American girl with a job as a Car Hop at Hungry Boy Drive-In, a local burger joint. I don’t know if that’s what persuaded Celia to become a vegetarian! It’s true that it’s unusual to find many Americans who would swap…

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Pure Vegetarian by Paul Gayler – review

Pure Vegetarian by Paul Gayler – review

Pure Vegetarian is, as it says, modern and stylish vegetarian cooking…and this lovely book is also modern and stylish. It’s a large format volume with the most amazing close-up shots of Paul’s dishes by Gus Filgate, a talented photographer. Paul Gayler has written a shelf-full of cookbooks, some more of which I’ll be reviewing over…

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Chutneys Indian Vegetarian Restaurant – review

Chutneys Indian Vegetarian Restaurant – review

The hidden gem of Euston.  Chutneys Indian Vegetarian restaurant first opened its doors in 1987. A little more modest capacity than now with only 40 covers at that time. 1994 saw an increase to 80 and 2009 sees Chutneys with 120 seats. If they continue in this fashion they will be renaming Drummond Street “Chutney…

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Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian – review

Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian – review

First published in 1983, Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East is a classic and I am so pleased to see its re-introduction. It’s a book that any serious enthusiast of Middle Eastern food would want to own. The author Arto der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940 but came to England as a…

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