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on 18 April 2012
Robin Robertson is a kind of US vegan Delia. I already have and love her 'Vegan on the Cheap' and both these books are two of my favourites. They are fantastic for new as well as more experienced cooks. '1000 Vegan Recipes' is very basic in appearance and not at all celebrity chef/coffee-table - no photos or illustrations and a pretty boring lay-out - but it is one of those books you will use time and again. The recipes really work. Whether you are vegan, veggie or an omnivore, I defy you not to find lots of inspiring and tasty recipes in here. It's particularly good for when you have something that needs using up like a cauli - the index makes it easy to find recipes using a particular ingredient. It also has lots of useful nutritional and other information as well as every type of recipe for every type of occasion. Don't be put-off by some of the US terms and measurements. A quick Google will sort out the former, buying a cheap set of measuring cups and spoons will sort the latter. Most of the recipes use easily-available ingredients - for the few that use vegan specialities, try a good supermarket or health food shop to find UK equivalents.
Re the criticism of 'vegetable stock' from one reviewer - just use a bouillon powder like Marigold red or purple tub - or other stock cube/paste that is vegan. There are plenty around and it's a shortcut. If you are around a lot and want to make your own vegetable stock, fine, but it's not compulsory!