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Secrets from a Vegetarian Kitchen [Hardcover]

Nadine Abensur , Gus Filgate
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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25 July 1996
This work contains 100 vegetarian recipes which are divided into chapters on soups, hot and cold starters, main courses, salads and accompaniments, and desserts. The book features 12 sample menus for one third of the recipes. It also includes a general introduction, with a description of the main ingredients, and an account of the essential cooking techniques - braising, grilling/broiling, roasting, frying, stir-frying, deep-frying, mashing and pureeing, baking, cooking in a bag, steaming and searing. A full index is also provided.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; First Edition edition (25 July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857938313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857938319
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 859,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
'Nadine's cuisine is colourful, exotic and highly inventive, representing the very best of contemporary vegetarian cooking. Secrets from a Vegetarian Kitchen contains 100 of her mouth-watering recipes.
There is also a description of the main ingredients and an account of the essential cooking techniques....'

160 shiny pages, split over chapters:-

1. Tales from a small kitchen
2. How to cook a vegetable
3. Unusual ingredients
4. Basic recipes
5. Soups
6. Starters
7. Salads and vegetables
8. Main courses
9. Desserts

with a full index.

Each recipe is well written with an opening relevant note, the number of servings, list of ingredients and a clear method.
I think it would be fair to say that this delightful book is a little sparse on photography with only 20 double-page spreads altogether, but they are truly mouth-watering photgraphs!

Recipes include:-

* Harira
* Pumpkin Soup with Spinach
* Vegetable Sushi
* Leek and Almond Terrine
* Olive Focaccia
* Braised Fennel
* Orange and Black Olive Salad
* Filled Mushrooms in their Golden Cage
* Mushroom Wellington
* Spinach Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
* Couscous Royale
* Grain Dauphinois
* Layered Vegetable Filo Pie
* Strawberry Risotto
* Pastilla
* Tofu Marsala
* Rose Petal Queen Dream
* Chocolate Truffle Cake
* Baklawa with Rose Water
* Individual Crumbles with Crème Anglaise
* Lemon Tart
* Crème Brlée
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good! 10 Sep 2014
By Pilgrim
Format:Paperback
Ideal for the vegetarian cook.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New and exotic 7 Jan 2000
By Jasmine Guha - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book contains some really original and exotic recipes. The ones I've tried are really good. This book however is really for those who like to cook a lot and also like to try out something new. Those who are beginner vegetarians, or looking for some basic, simple recipes should look elsewhere.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Easy to Succeed With the Recipes 29 Jan 2001
By Sheila Armitage - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Unlike some exotic cookbooks, this one is simple to use, and immediately banishes any fear of the unknown realms it leads one through. The recipes are practical and turn out as they should. They are clearly written, not overwhelming and the format and photos really help readers to succeed, thus making the book practical rather than a coffeetable book.
The author blends flavors in delectable ways, for example the cardammon and coconut ice-cream recipe sounded inedible to me, but the actual icecream was so delicious that I have had many requests for it. (Special gadgets and ice-cream makers were not called for in this recipe, which made it accessible to cooks with basic kitchen tools.)
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