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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (9 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849492689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849492683
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Culinary legend Elizabeth David knew her onions and this stunning new collection (with over 100 of her vegetable recipes) is full of inspiration.' --Essentials, June 2013

'Elizabeth David on Vegetables is an excellent idea in that it draws recipes from all her books (and is also ideal for vegetarians).' --Country Life, 1st May 2013

'David's book encourages you to really think about vegetables and how you treat them, but also to be a bit more imaginative. This is rather pleasing for the haphazard cook. And with David's brisk but enthusiastic rough guide to all things fresh and vegetable, everything from courgettes to watercress can confidently take centre stage.' --The Independent, 4th May 2013

'Without Elizabeth David, there'd be a chasm deep and wide in all our cooking, eating and food writing.' --Metro (London), 29th May 2013

'This is a collection of recipes which have been written from the heart, with a clear understanding of the sensual pleasures that can be gained from the preparation, serving and eating of good food. It is no surprise that simplicity is the common theme throughout - David, after all, abhorred pretentiousness in food and anything that wasn't honest and authentic. With glossy photographs - which never appeared in the original books - Elizabeth David on Vegetables brings to life the work of a true icon of the food writing world which, I hope, will go on to inspire a new generation of chefs and keen cooks everywhere.' --Caterer & Hotelkeeper, 10th May 2013

'This selection of recipes, a 'greatest hits' compilation of vegetable and vegetarian dishes published to celebrate the centenary of [Elizabeth David's] birth, will come as a real treat for anyone unfamiliar with Elizabeth David's work. What must have seemed thrillingly exotic to a British audience when they first appeared now seem refreshingly simple and absolutely in touch with the way we want to cook today. This book couldn't be better timed to introduce a new generation of cook to one of the most iconic figures in food writing.' --Food Book of the Week, Daily Mail Online, 19th May 2013

'Food legend Elizabeth David revolutionised British cooking, bringing the colour and vibrancy of sunnier climes to kitchens everywhere with her dishes. This beautiful new collection celebrates the cook's best and most-loved vegetable recipes, spanning Elizabeth's entire cooking career, and is sure to inspire a whole new generation of home cooks.' --Great British Food Magazine, June 2013

'This selection of recipes, a 'greatest hits' compilation of vegetable and vegetarian dishes published to celebrate the centenary of [Elizabeth David's] birth, will come as a real treat for anyone unfamiliar with Elizabeth David's work. What must have seemed thrillingly exotic to a British audience when they first appeared now seem refreshingly simple and absolutely in touch with the way we want to cook today. This book couldn't be better timed to introduce a new generation of cook to one of the most iconic figures in food writing.' --Food Book of the Week, Daily Mail Online, 19th May 2013

'With their simple, clean flavours, Elizabeth David's vegetarian recipes have certainly stood the test of time.' --Cook Vegetarian, July 2013

'In the centenary of her birth, her editor, Jill Norman,has compiled this marvellous selection of David's recipes, from tasty soups and crunchy salads, through accompaniments to meat and fish, like courgettes à la nicoise, to main courses like the wondrously rich aubergine Parmigiana. This is testament to the longevity of a true culinary superstar.' --Good Book Guide, July 2013

About the Author

Elizabeth David lived in France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and India, learning the local dishes and cooking them in her own kitchens. Her first book, Mediterranean Food was published in 1950 to great success and was followed by French Country Cooking (1951), Italian Food (1954), Summer Cooking (1955), French Provincial Cooking (1960) and English Bread and Yeast Cookery, winner of the 1977 Glenfiddich Writer of the Year Award. An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, a selection of her journalistic work, was published in 1984. Elizabeth was made Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite Agricole in 1977, awarded the OBE in 1976 and the CBE in 1986. In 1982 she was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Aug. 2013
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The late Elizabeth David was an influential culinary writer, who specialised in British and European cooking and was the author of a number of influential books during her lifetime, as well as several posthumous volumes such as this one. She did publish quite a lot of recipes in which vegetables were the principle ingredients, which have provided plenty of source material for this book.

Personally I am not a vegetarian, but I have no problem at all with eating in a vegetarian fashion for some of the time as some vegetarian dishes are delicious. There is a good selection of recipes here which are likely to tempt even the more committed carnivore. The recipes are presented as a short essay with Elizabeth often giving some background to the recipe and then the details of how to make it. Sometimes there is a list of ingredients, and sometimes it is down to the reader to distil this information from the text. Whilst there is a certain charm in reading the original version, it would probably have made for a more user friendly book if the introduction, ingredients and methodology had been sorted out and separated in the fashion we are more used to in our cook books these days. The presentation of the recipes is somewhat inconsistent as they were presumably written at different times and for publication in different places.

This is an interesting compendium of some very simple techniques, such as ways of cooking and serving tomatoes or potatoes. On the other hand there are some much more sophisticated dishes such as Gratin of Rice and Courgettes, and some which are much more complex than one would reasonably expect such as La Soupe au Pistou (vegetable soup). However, there is a great selection and it would be surprising if the reader was not tempted by at least some of these classic recipes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By techpuppy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 30 Jun. 2013
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Like everyone, I have my likes and dislikes but I'll try most things once (providing they don't include four-legged meat) and I muddle along happily omnivorous most of the time. I enjoy collecting cookbooks and can find something worth trying in almost all of them, even if sometimes they don't quite match my tastes. However I don't think I've ever stumbled into a cookbook that so matches my taste in vegetarian food as much as this one does and I'd happily eat this way every single day - really I aspire to eat like this every day. It's not that the food is particularly fancy, actually it's quite the opposite and seems to follow the Italian (maybe Mediterranean?) attitude toward cooking - get the best ingredients you can and then make something essentially simple with them, letting their actual flavours do the work. In other words make REAL food.

Of course Elizabeth Davis is no longer with us and so these recipes are gathered from her books first published decades ago and maybe that is what makes the difference? In an age of neon-coloured cup-cakes and techno-foods maybe it's just nice to be reminded of how appetising simple foods, made with a bit of care and flair, can be? The overall style is very Mediterranean and/or French Provincial, lots of olive oil and garlic and general yumminess. The layout of the book was disconcerting at first, there are no lists of carefully quantified ingredients alongside the method - most recipes are just a paragraph or two and you learn what's actually in them as you read how to make them. It's a book about cookery, not just a list of recipes, and once you understand that it's actually much more fun - you realise it really doesn't matter how many peppercorns you use, just go make something gorgeous. A real treat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 26 May 2013
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...a collection of original recipes, peppered with colour.

Following on from At Elizabeth David's Table: Her Very Best Everyday Recipes, we have another superbly produced hardback book with a dash of colour, this time spot-lighting vegetables. This selection is also compiled by Jill Norman - the trustee of the ED estate. She pens the introduction which concludes:

* '...2013 is the centenary of Elizabeth David's birth. I hope this collection of her vegetable dishes, published to celebrate the occasion, will lead readers familiar with her work to discover dishes they had overlooked, and will introduce younger readers to the work of this remarkable woman who did so much to improve British food.'

This is a hardback edition, with dustjacket.
Inside the durable covers, we find 192 quality shiny pages split over main chapters offering a selection of the original recipes with their characteristic vagueness and approximate nature, interspersed with full colour plates, from Kristin Peters, and peppered with Elizabeth's writings affectionately known as 'essays'.

1. SOUPS
2. SMALL DISHES
3. SALADS
4. PASTA, GNOCCHI & POLENTA
5. RICE, BEANS & LENTILS
6. MAIN DISHES
7. BREADS
8. DESSERTS

The recipes are sandwiched between that aforementioned intro and a 4-page index.

Hardly surprisingly, I am hooked at the first plate, well 'dish' to be precise - a Le Creuset one, no less!
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