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A Modern Way to Eat: Over 200 satisfying, everyday vegetarian recipes (that will make you feel amazing) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Jones , Jamie Oliver
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Book Description


A completely modern vegetarian cookbook, from an exciting young food writer, that fits perfectly with how we want to eat today.

How we want to eat is changing. More and more people want to cook without meat a couple of nights a week, or are looking for interesting ideas for dishes for their vegetarian friends (whilst pushing their own vegetarian repertoire beyond a red onion and goat’s cheese tart or a mushroom risotto). At the same time we want to eat food that is a little lighter, a little healthier, a little easier on our pockets, but that won’t have us chopping mountains of veg or slaving over the stove for hours.

Anna Jones is a brilliant young cook and food writer, who worked with Jamie Oliver for many years. Her first cookbook is a totally modern take on vegetarian eating – recipes that are healthy, nourishing, truly tasty and satisfying, introducing new dishes that are simple to make. Based on how Anna likes to eat day to day, ‘A Modern Way to Eat’ covers everything from a blueberry and amaranth porridge to start the day to a quick autumn root panzanella or avocado, butterbean and miso salad for lunch; a tomato and coconut cassoulet, pistachio and squash galette, or mint, ricotta and courgette polpette for dinner.

Packed with recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients – different grains, nuts, seeds and seasonal vegetables – and alternative approaches to cooking that avoid too much dairy or heavy carbs and gluten, this is a cookbook for how we want to eat now.

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‘A simply brilliant book – modern, clever, beautiful and full of delicious recipes. Go Anna!’ Jamie Oliver

‘A Modern Way to Eat is a gorgeous revelation of a book. Vegetarian food that feels exciting and vibrant, by an author who writes and cooks with authenticity and passion. I will be buying it for everyone.’ Sophie Dahl

‘Anna Jones has discovered exactly how, with imagination and good taste, to create exciting and delicious vegetarian recipes that fit the modern requirement of nourishment – not forgetting the economical side either. Well done Anna.’ Antonio Carluccio

‘I can give you my word, these recipes not only work, they are also mind-blowingly delicious. So if you need more from your food, meals that are good for you, and the planet, tasty, beautiful, and unapologetically-meat-free, Anna’s recipes are an affirming win-win-win! Count me in.’ Tom Herbert, Fabulous Baker Brother

‘This is an excellent vegetarian book. Yep I said it. It’s bloody brilliant.’ Gizzi Erskine

‘Anna is a treasure. She's the rare cook able to expertly explore the rich realm of possibilities at the intersection of health/wellness and deliciousness. Her food is inspired and fresh, satisfying and beautiful – vibrant food for a vibrant life.’ Heidi Swanson

‘Simple, seasonal, veg-led fare that is as delicious as it is virtuous … Clear and concise … Pretty as a picture, and mouthwatering to boot … fantastically useful … Even if you’re a die-hard carnivore, read what Jones has to say – her subtle, beautiful, delectable dishes might just bring you round.’ Guardian

‘It is a book of vegetarian recipes, but carnivores, do not be put off. Let’s say it is a book of deliciously invigorating dishes that happen not to contain any flesh.’ Rose Prince, Spectator, Books of the Year

‘My favourite vegetarian cookbook this year’ Bee Wilson, Stella magazine

‘The new Nigella’ William Sitwell, T2, The Times

About the Author

Anna Jones is a cook, food writer and stylist. One grey, late-for-the-office day, she decided to quit her day job after reading an article about following your passion. Within weeks, she was signed up on Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme. She went on to be part of Jamie’s food team – styling, writing and working behind the scenes on books, TV shows and food campaigns. Now freelance, she has worked with some of the country’s biggest food brands, including innocent drinks for whom she wrote the recipes for Hungry?: the innocent recipe book for filling your family with good stuff. She has also worked with other well-known chefs, such as Henry and Tom Herbert (The Fabulous Baker Brothers), Stevie Parle and Antonio Carluccio, and cooked for royalty, politicians and LA school children alike. A Modern Way to Eat is her first solo book. She lives, writes and cooks in Hackney, East London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 117178 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uncomplicated, diverse and unpretentious. 14 Sept. 2014
By Max
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I generally dislike cookery books and the celebrity chefs that churn them out like they were going out of fashion (which most do within about a week of publication) but this book was different. Uncomplicated, diverse, modern and non-preachy this book actually contains recipes I want to make. I just recently made the Dhal which was fantastic and tasted very authentic and it proves to unimaginative meat eaters and restaurant owners alike that veggie food can go beyond stuffed peppers, goats cheese tarts and butternut squash risotto. I found the breakfast section wasn't really to my taste (pun sort-of intended) but this is coming from someone who's very content with toast and a cuppa. However for those who find breakfast a chore and constantly need new ideas (like my other half) I'm sure it'd be very useful.
Overall a great cookery book not only for veggies but for meat-eaters like me who believe there's more to life than meat, meat, meat.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like the concept 23 Jun. 2014
As a lifelong vegetarian I agree with the sentiment and goals of this book. The recipes and flavours are unique and refreshing. I think the comment about some of the ingredients is fair, they are hard to come by. I guess vegetarians have made that commitment to eat differently and as such, unfortunately (for now at least) this requires more effort to seek out these weird things. Judging by the recipes I say it is worth the effort.

What also appeals to me is the style and approach of the book. It doesn't fall into that hippy, eco stuff. It is modern and contemporary, just like the one in ten of us in the UK that don't eat meat, are no longer 'good life' stereotypes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative, unfussy and delicious. 14 April 2015
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have cooked nearly 20 recipes from this wonderful book now, and each one has turned out as delicious and lovely as I anticipated. I get really excited about cooking from this book, and in a short space of time it has won the coveted No.1 spot in my collection of over 50 recipe books. Favourites so far are the Dhal with Sweet Potatoes, Overnight Bircher with Peaches, Gado Gado (amazing satay sauce, worth the effort), Dosa spiced potato cakes, and Double Greens polpette (which also make great falafel). I cook from it several times a week without fail.

EDIT: I've only had one slight fail, and that was the Lady Grey Fig Rolls. They tasted amazing, but I couldn't get the oat pastry to work, it was too sticky even after hours in the fridge. Anyone else had problems with this one? However, it doesn't change my overall scoring of the book.

If you love cooking, and eating delicious and unpretentious foods then I think you will really love this book. I cannot wait for Anna's next one!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My cookbook of the year so far... 6 Oct. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
LOVE this book. I've already made the granola, black bean tacos and tortilla chips. There's so much I want to try, and most of Anna Jones' recipes feature ingredients regularly on my shopping list/in my storecupboard, so these are the kind of foods I love. And I'm not vegetarian.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic food! 30 Nov. 2014
My favourite cookbook, everything I have made has been great. Even managed to get the boyfriend, who thinks all meals should include meat to eat and enjoy a lot of these, particularly the cashew stir-fry.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE, DELICIOUS and MOTIVATING 19 Jun. 2014
This book is a revelation. So simple, so tasty, so wide ranging. And you can feel the mission that Anna Jones is on to spread the word about something that's deeply important to her, something that she has to share with the world from her heart. You can feel it in the pictures, the recipes and the writing. Thank you Anna Jones.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love love love 19 Aug. 2014
I'm not veggie, but I've decided I love this book. Tested out two of the recipes last night (the lentils and roast beetroot with salsa verde and the roasted kale and cherry tomato salad with the gorgeous tahini/chilli/honey/coconut oil dressing - couldn't find miso paste but it tasted great just the same even if it looked a bit weird), on my boyfriend and my brother, both staunch meat-eaters, and not only did I think they were both delicious, but brother and bf were full of compliments, completely cleared their plates and went back for seconds. I have a few of the recently published vegetarian cookbooks and this one has by far the most accessible ingredients, and, as other reviewers have mentioned, Anna does suggest substitutes for when your local supermarket doesn't stock a certain item, as well as encouraging you to adapt the recipe to your own personal tastes. Have the eBook at the mo for portability purposes (great for pretending you're a naturally gifted cook who doesn't need recipes when cooking for bf's parents, for instance), but think I'll probably buy the hardback too... Also refreshingly un-self-satisfied - rare for a cookbook of this type aimed squarely at the Guardian-reading classes (which is no bad thing btw!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 Aug. 2014
By ImC
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great recipes, lovely character to the way it's written and nicely laid out!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 2 days ago by dogskay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes
This is a weighty book full of interesting and sometimes unusual recipes, and combinations of ingredients. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jenny Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really excellent, informative and inspiring book!
Published 7 days ago by Sharon Donnelly
5.0 out of 5 stars The flavour combinations are great. Some great veggie ideas in here
Have tried a number of recipes and almost all were a success. The cauliflower-base pizza will need another attempt however! The flavour combinations are great. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Brian_Ireland
5.0 out of 5 stars a great buy
Brilliant. Well done Anna. Inspirational. Best tasting veggie food i have cooked. Exceptional burgers!
Published 17 days ago by Janet Copp
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to kickstart a healthy lifestyle
This cook book is great it has recipes which I cannot wait to try and the quality of the book feels and looks very expensive for what I think is a very reasonably priced cook book.
Published 18 days ago by HayleyJelly
4.0 out of 5 stars some tasty recipes but a lot of ingredients which are ...
some tasty recipes but a lot of ingredients which are not usual larder favourites. Fixated on unwaxed lemons as well!
Published 21 days ago by A. large
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious and wholesome vegetarian.
I have a mixed household of a vegan daughter, myself who hovers between being vegan and vegetarian and my son who eats dairy/chicken/fish but likes plenty of vegetables. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Melanie Lorraine Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars but Jones's explanations of the principles behind certain dishes make...
Tasty. There are so many delicious recipes in this book - vegetarian food has never been tastier. And not only that, but Jones's explanations of the principles behind certain... Read more
Published 23 days ago by asb
5.0 out of 5 stars Best healthy cookbook on the market
This is my absolute favourite cookbook at the moment. Easy, delicious, healthy but filling - I'm now working my way through the recipes without photos, having cooked all the ones... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Alice Swan
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