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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of My Very Favourite Cookbooks!, 10 Sep 2000
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This review is from: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Ethnic and Regional Recipes from the Cooks at the Legendary Restaurant (Cookery) (Paperback)
This is a spectacular collection of delicious vegetarian recipes from 18 different regions or ethnicities, so detailed it has separate chapters on Africa south of the Sahara and Northern Africa, and the Jewish chapter is split up into sections on Ashkenazi and Sephardic cuisine! There are also recipes here from Mexico, Eastern Europe, China, Japan, Finland, New England, and the Carribbean amongst others. I have owned this cookbook for years and many of the recipes here are old favourites of mine. I find that the Mexican Kettle Stew is especially good at winter parties, everybody seems to love it and it is easy to cook huge vats of it, and the Cranberry Tea Cake (from the New England chapter) is both delicious and absurdly easy to make. This is an enormous (734 pages) and almost alarmingly wide ranging book. I've never quite drummed up the courage to make a Cocola Salad (from the Southern United States chapter this is a jellied salad made with cola) for example, but it's nice to know that if I were required to, I have a recipe for it. This book also contains very useful chapters about the ingredients used in the recipes, conversion tables for American measures into metric, and a wonderful section called "What We Mean When We Say 'One Medium Onion'" where they explain how much one apple should be in both volume and weight measurements. A treasure of a book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 17 May 2014
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This review is from: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Ethnic and Regional Recipes from the Cooks at the Legendary Restaurant (Cookery) (Paperback)
Fabulous book, fabulous condition, quick delivery..... All in all: great. I always wanted the first Moosewood Book when I was a relatively new vegetarian cook, having not long left home. More than 25 (ahem) years later, I've finally gotten round to buying one and it's unique amongst my American vegetarian cookbooks, in that it doesn't use too many weird and wonderful ingredients that are impossible to buy in deepest darkest rural Wales.
As it's a book which focuses on their "international" evenings, where the restaurant focuses on cooking foods from different countries/regions, it also provides a bit of a giggle when you look at the British section.
It's quickly been absorbed into the collection of cookery books and is one that has already made it's way into the "Have a quick look for inspiration" pile.
Love it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bizzar, 20 Sep 2006
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This review is from: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Ethnic and Regional Recipes from the Cooks at the Legendary Restaurant (Cookery) (Paperback)
A truly strange cookbook. On the surface, the regional sections seem great, until you speak to people from these far-off places, and realise that they've never heard of such a dish. Authenticity aside, this is much more of a winter book than many veggie cookbooks out there, whjich is brillient. Lots of spicy things and warming, soups, etc. There are lots of sumemr things too, so don't get the wrong idea its just more balanced than most books. It's useless if you're wanting to cook straight from your cupboard, it's more of a special occasion book. It has an excelent at menu planer at the back. I have to say that the cous-cous dumplings are my favourite, and have become a cold day staple. I have never seen a stranger collection of recipes collected together in one book.
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