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Brilliant way to add veg to your diet,
This review is from: River Cottage Veg Every Day! (River Cottage Every Day) (Hardcover)First let me start by saying I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstall. Generally seems a bit overblown to me. I say this not to be mean, but to emphasise that I am not a devotee of River Cottage and its fearless leader...just this book, which is absolutely amazing.
I've recently been focusing on the need to add more veg to my diet, but all my vegetarian cookbooks either try to replace meat (think tempeh and nut loaf),just chuck the veg with some pasta or into a pie, or have a list of exotic ingredients as long as your arm.
This book doesn't focus on what's missing in a vegetarian diet, but focuses on the veg and how to make them taste great in a number of simple ways. I've had the book for a month and used it at least 10 times. The recipes are easy to follow, the suggestions for modifications are brilliant, and the food just tastes good. Even my carnivore husband has complimented the recipes and asked for more!
Which brings me to another point - these recipes are very easy to chuck some chicken or fish into if you fancy. You just don't happen to miss it if you don't.
I have recommended this book to all my friends and will continue to use it on a regular basis. It's fab!
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Posted on 24 Jan 2012 12:53:15 GMT
Mrs. A. D. Fellows says:
I have never felt moved to add a comment to anything before but this is a wonderful cookery book and I'd recommend it to anyone - carnivore or veggie. There is subtle difference between a vegetarian cookery book and a book aimed at persuading meat eaters that vegetables are tasty and filling by themselves. Possibly the fact you don't need special veggie ingredients helps, it kind of de-mystifies vegetarian cooking and turns it into cooking with vegetables which somehow seems more straight forward. Try it, you won't regret it I promise you; I'm about to buy my second copy to give as a present.
Posted on 27 Dec 2012 02:42:14 GMT
Laraine A. Barker says:
We personally rather like Hugh, but he does seem rather disconnected from the real world (all that organic food that he says everybody should be eating is just way way too expensive for ordinary folk). We have watched the Veg Every Day series at least twice and the food looks fabulous, but there's way too much hard work in it for me. (Can you tell I loathe cooking? :-0)
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