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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Books; paperback edition edition (30 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857831097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857831095
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Maria Elia grew up in the kitchen of her Greek Cypriot father's restaurant in Richmond, and has worked in Italy, America, Australia and Spain (including staging at El Bulli and Arzak, a highlight in her career).

After sailing around the world as chef on board a private yacht, Maria returned to London were she was executive head chef at Delfina, The Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room and Joe's in South Kensington. She has earned 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin recommendation.

Maria now divides her time between London (where she consults on various projects and hosts 'pop ups') and California where she is Executive chef overseeing 'Jimmy's' restaurant, creating modern Greek Californian cuisine at 'The Landing'; a five star boutique resort in South Lake Tahoe.

Her second book "Full of Flavour" was awarded best UK female author at The Gourmand Cook Book awards in 2012

Her third book "Smashing Plates" was awarded a special commendation prize at the Andre Simons awards in March 2014.


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'Maria Elia is known for her creative, flavour-packed cooking style that pulls together gutsy flavours and ingredients from around the world. If you re looking for new and unusual vegetarian recipes to add to your repertoire, this book does the trick.' Time Out magazine

'No nut roasts or boiled brown rice here in this exciting and inspiring new book, the vegetable is the king. Maria draws on influences from all over the world to create varied and unusual combinations.'
BBC Good Food Magazine

'Maria Elia's elegant, inventive recipes will come as a breath of fresh air to exasperated veggies. With accomplished recipes and stunning photography, this is first-rate entertaining food that anyone can eat.'
Delicious magazine

'A book of modern vegetarian cooking that wakes up the taste buds and adds interesting spice to the meat-free life.'
--YOU magazine

About the Author

Maria Elia was brought up at the stove of her Greek Cypriot father's restaurant in Richmond. Her love of cooking has grown into a passion that has led her to travel the world and incorporate an eclectic range of influences into her cooking style - earning her great acclaim when head chef at Delfina's and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room. She is also a contributor to Olive and Good Food magazine and appears regularly on TV.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JPLovebooks on 16 Mar. 2013
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I have a lot of cookery books -- and I mean a lot. So I'm a bit wary about new ones as it seems harder and harder to find one that feels really different. But Maria Elia does it with this book. It's imaginative and -- most importantly -- the dishes are mouth watering. This isn't vegetarian food where you feel that the chef simply removed the meat. These are recipes where the veg is the star. The combinations are unexpected which is part of the allure but never too way out. What Maria does that is so great is to make you think of ingredients differently. Miso leaves it's traditional Japanese roots and goes Mediterranean in a marinade for her kataifi-wrapped aubergines. Watermelon goes savoury in a curry. The recipes aren't complicated but are packed with flavour. A must!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amber-Rose on 27 Aug. 2013
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the recipes take time to prepare. They are not ones for a quick meal to throw together after work. I love this book and have cooked quite a few recipes but they do take time to prepare. In my experience it is the preparation that takes the time and not the cooking.

I recommend this book based on the inventive and delicious recipes. My friends and family love what I've cooked. If you love cooking and want to try something different then get this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marand TOP 100 REVIEWER on 6 Aug. 2014
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This is a lovely book with some unusual and inventive recipes. The photography is excellent and just inspires you to cook and there are some great ideas for dinner party cooking.

By way of example, there is a collection of pea based recipes which can be combined into what the author calls 'Textures of Peas' - a pea, basil & mint soup, pea custards (simple but gorgeous), pea jelly and pea & feta crostini - so very Masterchef. The soups generally are pretty good - a beautiful chilled tomato, peach & ginger soup which is so refreshing on a hot day; lemongrass & sweetcorn soup; and a Thai-inspired fennel, cardamom & coconut soup to name a few.

I like that the recipes are generally not things you will find in other books, such as a risotto made with barley and another which uses a parsnip purée (I haven't tried this yet but it looks like a lovely autumn/winter dish). The chilli & rosemary aubergine parcels are good served with a smoky mash of aubergines and on a similar theme there is a smoky aubergine, tomato & cashew curry. As a few reviewers have pointed out, many recipes require a bit of time to prepare all the elements but there are some which appear at first glance to be complicated, with lengthy lists of ingredients, but on closer inspection the method is straightforward. Other recipes would be easy to prepare partly in advance and finish later e.g. the butternut squash & ricotta samosas. There are also really simple and quick dishes - lemon pasta with peas, broad beans and asparagus or tomato & coconut curry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Polydorou Eleni on 3 Nov. 2013
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Not overjoyed with this purchase. A great deal of recipes are also from the authors first book "Smashing Plates". Excellent quality of print and production but nor original enough to warrant the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judi on 23 Sept. 2014
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This book has a title that sounds like a 1970's textbook. However it is anything but.. a very exciting collection of recipes. I am not vegetarian but i love this book. It makes you think outside the box.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Phoebe on 1 Nov. 2012
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I have got about a million veggie cookbooks and hadn't heard of this cookery writer before, but this is a lovely book, and I have already made some of her recipes. I would recommend it, whether you are (like me) a longstanding veggie, or a meat eater who just wants to nice veggie ideas. The recipes are simple and imaginative, and it is all v nicely illustrated, too. Would make a great present.
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