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Every recipe sublime. Perfect for foodies, veggie or not.
on 7 November 2006
The Greens Cookbook has, for many years, been my first point of reference when I want to prepare something extraordinary tasting, either just for myself, or for a houseful of guests. In fact, the early edition was one of the few items I brought with me when I moved overseas as a student in 1990.
Yes, some of the recipes are, in the author's words, "a labor of love" to prepare, but there also plenty of simple and practical instructions, ranging from a failsafe way to boil eggs to grilling peppers and making salad dressings.
I have happily worked my way through the cookbook - and through its companion, "Fields of Greens" - and all of the dishes I have made, without exception, are sensational. Guidelines in the book are clear, and, in my view, easy enough for beginners to follow.
It would be difficult to say what my favourite recipe is, but the book is worth buying for these five:
<LI><A> Chinese Noodle Salad with Roasted Eggplant (the dish I always take to parties)</A></LI>
<LI><A> Cheese and Nut Loaf (a special treat that makes great sandwiches)</A></LI>
<LI><A> Pizza Dough and garlic oil (I make these often, and my friends say it's the best pizza they have ever tasted)</A>
<LI><A> Baked Polenta Layered with Tomato, Fontina, and Gorgonzola (tastes as good as it sounds)</A></LI>
<LI><A>Cherry and Apricot Crumble (augments the humble crumble into something sublime.)</A></UL>
This book is for people who love good food and love to cook. And I'm not even a vegetarian!