Rated 5 out of 5 by Soaponarope I Love This Book!
As a chef I always get inspired by books and this book is inspiring! The photos are brilliant and the recipes are simple which is what makes the vegetables stand out. Don't be turned off if you are a meat eater. This is not some vegetarian book with nut loafs and tofu laden. This is a book about celebrating the beauty and taste of vegetables. If you live in a small town then there are some but not many ingredients that you may have to order but very few. Going to cook now!
March 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by deliberatewhimsy For those with the time and passion to cook!
I picked up a copy of this cookbook in the winter as a Christmas gift for a vegetarian friend. My husband and I tried out a few of the recipes because they looked so dang tempting. The color photographs are beautiful and often fill a full page. We made a creamy mushroom ragout with toasted baguette, the caramelized fennel with goat cheese as a snack, and one of the many tasting looking salads. It was hard to part with the cookbook as I wrapped it for my friend, and so I will be picking up my own copy very soon with my 15% off birthday coupon. A note about the time investment for these recipes though: most are quite time consuming...at least an hour to prepare. If you like spending the evening cooking with your significant other and enjoy cooking as a hobby, this is a great cookbook. Innovative recipes loaded with fresh ingredients. If you want a quick vegetarian meal, this is not for you. If you're like me and love to "read" cookbooks, this is one you'll pick up again and again. Also note: my husband and I are not vegetarians and still the recipes are amazing; plenty of hearty meals in here.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by riskanti Drool-worthy recipes!
Picked this up as a gift for my father, who loves to cook and experiment with recipes. Every single picture of food in this book makes my mouth water! Our family doesn't have vegetarians in it, but I would eat each recipe. The way the recipes are written is very relaxed, too, with alternate instructions and understandable language. Plus, the recipes seem easy enough that, if you didn't have a specific ingredient or wanted to experiment with another one, it would be simple to do so and with equally delicious results.
November 27, 2011