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The Bean Book [Paperback]

Rose Elliot
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31 Jan 1980

Classic Bestseller from the world’s best-known vegetarian cookery writer in smart new format

Stylish updated version of the classic vegetarian bestseller. Rose Elliot is Britain’s most popular and versatile vegetarian cookery writer and in this book, she gives the lowdown on beans of every flavour, colour and variety.

Through the A–Z of bean varieties, there are bakes, rissoles and soups to tempt the tastebuds and essential information on the preparation of all pulses.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Fontana Press (31 Jan 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006355366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006355366
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 511,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Rose Elliot is Britain's most-respected vegetarian cookery writer and is renowned for her easy-to-achieve recipes and creative approach to food. She frequently contributes to national magazines, gives cookery demonstrations and broadcasts on radio and television. With book sales of 3 million, she is the UK's best-selling vegetarian cookery author.

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From the Back Cover

THE CLASSIC VEGETARIAN BESTSELLER

'The Bean Book' contains recipes for cooking with beans of every flavour, colour and variety: adzuki beans, butter beans, borlotti beans, mung beans, soya beans, chick peas, lentils, kidney beans and many more. Whether baked or casseroled, made into soups and rissoles, served with pasta or pancakes or simply sautéed with vegetables, the versatile bean is healthy, economical and delicious.

Well known to thousands as the original "bean" bible and a student's classic, this invaluable book tells you everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, cooking and menu planning with pulses. Rose Elliot's creative and delicious recipes have inspired many to become fully vegetarian and are a wonderful source of ideas for every meal time.

Rose Elliot is Britain's most popular and versatile vegetarian cookery writer and her creative and easy style is an inspiration to anyone interested in vegetarian cookery. Her best-selling titles have been widely praised and include: ' Not Just a Load of Old Lentils, The New Simply Delicious, Vegetarian Cookery, Vegetarian Christmas, Vegetarian For Seasons ' and ' Vegetarian Fast Food', all available from HarperCollins.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rose Elliot MBE is Britain's most-respected vegetarian cookery writer and is renowned for her easy-to-achieve recipes and creative approach to food. She frequently contributes to national magazines, gives cookery demonstrations and broadcasts on radio and television. With book sales of 3 million, she is the UK’s bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookery writer.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an old friend that's never let me down 27 Mar 2007
Format:Paperback
I first came across rose Elliott's Bean Book when I was at University and I literally taught myself to cook from it and survived on a very slender budget by cooking all her wonderful, cheap and tasty bean recipes.

My original copy was falling to pieces so I've just bought this new edition -- and i still love it! The warmth and friendliness of the book are very encouraging and the recipes are lovely.
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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a fabulous introduction to cooking with pulses 20 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first came across this cookbook when a work colleague loaned me a well worn, dog-eared copy she had picked up in the UK in the early eighties. How I wanted a copy of this cookbook!
From simple lentil soups to the sophisticated aigroissade salad, Rose Elliot's recipes offer something for whatever level of cooking experience you have and are a great introduction to vegetarian cooking. The layout is pleasing to the eye and cooking instructions are short and easy to understand. The recipes are enhanced by accompaniment suggestions and a short history of the dish, if it exists.
This is a cookbook which will expand your knowledge of pulses and move you beyond lentil stew. It gives an overview of the nutritional value of beans and pulses and introduces the reader to the wide range of beans and pulses which are available. Descriptions of the beans are given, colour and size, which will make it easier for those unfamiliar with them to spot when out shopping.
Favourite recipes of mine include creamy bean dip, spinach and lentil soup and beans in leek sauce. There are also recipes for staples of vegetarian diets, such as felafal, hummus and dal. Rose Elliot also takes some traditionally meat based dishes, such as lasagne, pastichio and cocido, and turns out vegetarian versions which are just as tasty and flavoursome as the originals.
I was estatic to find this book was available again. My only complaint? I think this newer version has fewer recipes than the original!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference on all pulses 20 Feb 2002
Format:Paperback
I have the 1979 edition of this book and it has clued me up on all the important things you need to know.
Some pulses are a bit offputting with the soaking & cooking requirements to make them safe. This takes all the worry out of that.
It also tells you just exactly how you make bean sprouts. i'm going to buy the updated version so maybe I'll find out some new stuff and have more fun out of the pulse.
Enjoy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the bean book 6 May 2010
Format:Paperback
I had this book once before but gave it my brother when he turned vegetarian. I missed it because generic cookery books don't carry many bean/pulse recipes. Beans and pulses are cheap and healthy and this is a very comprehensive book and the recipes aren't complicated.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing new edition 27 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a disappointment! I have just received this book, which I'd intended as a present for my 14 year old veggie grand-daughter, but it is nowhere near as informative or comprehensive as my 1979 paperback edition, and doesn't even contain all the original recipes. My old copy gives coloured illustrations for the different beans inside the front and back covers - very useful - and also lists the different beans, with suggestions for what to use them in, with information on growing, harvesting, sprouting etc. This new edition is quite nicely set out, with one recipe per page, and I suppose if you don't know the original, it will be a good buy for most people, but apart from a few line drawings, there are no illustrations at all. For all these reasons, I can only give it 3 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 6 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
I love this book. I wanted to improve my health and introduce beans and lentils into my diet. I was a bit wary buying a book for vegetarians but with the flavour and texture provided by these simple and easy to use recipes in this book I have realised I don't need meat in every meal. The recipes in this book have inspired me, I now have many vegetarian cook books. This is the most used cook book I own, I shall soon have to invest in another one.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of beans 23 April 2006
Format:Paperback
I wanted to do more with beans and pulses and this was the ideal place to start. The book is packed with easy to follow, well presented recipes. I notice one reviewer complained of the lack of photographs, but let's face it - this type of cookery isn't about beautiful food. The book is still attractive, easy to read and well laid out. Also, everything I've tried so far has been simple to cook and a great success.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I see above that some purchasers are unhappy with the book. That is their right. I think one thing needs to be taken into account with vegetarian cooking: it's mostly bland. That's my experience. But the concepts are fine, and the meld of unknown and unfamiliar ingredients is excellent.

Any cook worth their salt can take a recipe that is sound and ponce it up to their personal tastes.

I bought Rose's book 25 years ago during an intense relationship with a vegetarian lady. I was already a pretty fair cook in the meat style, and I saw this as a challenge. Rose's recipes weren't hot/spicy enough for me, but her constructions are superlative. You want chili? Add some. If you are a rigid cookbook cook, the maybe you need The Woman's Weekly cookbook and not this one.

I still have the original paperback book I bought in Australia--used it tonight, in fact-- but the pages have begun to fall out from use. This wee book has been a mainstay on three continents for me, and now I'm forced to purchase a new one.

For you knockers out there I say.... learn to cook.

Cheers, John Irvine
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Scrummy Pulses
One of my favourite veggie books, pulses in all their glory.
Published 20 days ago by Adrian of Wales
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book, for students on a budget
Best book, for students on a budget, in the world. Will provide a healthy cheap diet for all and meat eaters can easily add a few cheap cuts in if necessary.
Published 27 days ago by Sharon Groves
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exiting to look inside, not made any of the stuff yet:)
Published 1 month ago by eiram
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book helped to widen my knowledge on this subject.
Published 1 month ago by James E. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The word
good to have this oldie back in my possession - return to basics and then have a think
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars More beans please.
Warning this five star review is for the original version! See customer reviews rewarding the new edition! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tweedledum
3.0 out of 5 stars Updated but not the same as the original 1979 book!
It's great to see a new edition of an old favourite re-issued but I must admit I must have been a bit naive to expect to see the exact same book reprinted. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. B. Radford
2.0 out of 5 stars basic and uninspiring
I found this book very basic and uninspiring
Published 2 months ago by Mr Y Zeevi
4.0 out of 5 stars bean book
Good book, well written, alot of good recipes. The reviews I read beforehand were very useful and inspired me to buy the book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Tried and tested
I have had Rose Elliot's Bean Book since it was first published in the 1970's and in hard times it was a godsend but, quite apart from that, the recipes are completely delicious -... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Book fiend
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