- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Conran (3 Mar. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1840916109
- ISBN-13: 978-1840916102
- Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 3.4 x 26.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Leon: Fast Vegetarian Hardcover – 3 Mar 2014
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The fifth cookbook from bestselling healthy fast food brand Leon shows you how to make delicious vegetarian food from sustainable ingredients.
About the Author
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good.
When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner).
There are now 33 restaurants serving over 120,000 people a week.
Jane Baxter is co-author of The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won Best First Book and Work on British Food at the Guild of Food Writers' awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Cafe before becoming the Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on local food matters in Devon and hosting food events in unusual locations.
Henry Dimbleby also co-authored Leon: Naturally Fast Food and Leon: Baking & Puddings. He and John Vincent are currently advising the UK government with their School Food Plan.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book's divided into two sections – one where the veggies are the stars and 'can stand on their own as a whole meal' and another where they're more the support act (i.e. side dishes). There seems to be a bit of crossover – particularly in the chapter dedicated to cooking for children – but by and large the first section is where you'll find mains and starters, the second sides (and a little chapter on fruity puddings).
The dishes are kept simple – 'Turnips, beetroot & orange', for example – but it's the combination of flavours, seasonings and dressings that give them the edge, and there are lots of combinations I wouldn't have thought of before. Plus (and probably most importantly) most of the ingredients are either the kind of thing you'd already have in your cupboards, or something that you could pick up easily. No more hunting around for obscure ingredients! I can see this becoming my go-to kitchen cookbook for many meals to come.
This is hearty home cooking, great for family meals and not boring.
So many of these recipes you can make from products in your own cupboard, don't worry about having to source difficult to find ingredients.
The recipes are straightforward and tasty and can be cooked after work, I have made over 10 recipes from this book, including the courgette and tomato lasagne, baked butternut squash and cheese and pea fritters.
I even had to buy a copy for my 60 year old parents!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter & Family. She has shelves of Cookery books and I just know she will love this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Irene MacRae
Just what we were looking for. Some great vegetarian meals.Published 2 months ago by David J Thorogood
fab recipes, clear instructions, tidbits of information and a great primer for anyone wondering how to cook for the veggie in your life.Published 3 months ago by Magpie78
Love the whole book, the recipes, the photos the stories. Great to browse throughPublished 4 months ago by Ann Langton
nice book just not quite what I expected. The dishes are very varied and I will probably not trial a lot of them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by stoniers husband
Bought as a present for my mother. She loved it and has tried a lot if the recipes.Published 4 months ago by Jenni Bird