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German Home Cooking: More Than 100 Authentic Germa&hellip by Duane R. Lund
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The font says it all really...this book is overwhelmingly clichéed, yet does manage to provide some good easy-to-follow recipes, especially the rye bread and potato salad ones. The lack of pictures is a bit disappointing but then what do you expect for the price. I should point out that this book has quite an American feel to it. I think the emphasis is on recreating German dishes in an American kitchen, so British users may be unfamiliar with some ingredients (as well as the measuring system!).
Eat Your Heart Out: Why the food business is bad f&hellip by Felicity Lawrence
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in the state of the global food industry. Neatly divided into chapters which focus on topics like "Milk", "Pigs" or "Fish", Felicity Lawrence has done her utmost best to give us an accurate picture of the current state of the food industry. Not biased or persuasive, this book simply tells it how it is and allows the reader to make up their own minds. I'm pretty sure this book will encourage anyone who reads it to rethink the way they buy and consume food, and may also cause them to start spreading the message too (as I have found myself doing!).
Vegan, Virgin, Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
Vegan, Virgin, Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
If you're a young vegan buying this book expecting to relate really well with the main character, then think again.
The implicit message in this book is definitely anti-vegan. Mara openly admits that her veganism is a way of distracting herself - she basically says that she does it to be in control of her life (...because she's control freak) But when she starts to loosen up a little, she starts to eat chocolate and cheese and eggs. Nothing at all is mentioned in the book about animal welfare and in the end we are left feeling as though veganism is somehow boring and dull.
However if you like a love story and some family drama, then you might like it.