- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Cassell; New edition edition (13 April 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844035085
- ISBN-13: 978-1844035083
- Product Dimensions: 24 x 1 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,100,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Accidental Vegetarian: Delicious food without meat Paperback – 13 Apr 2006
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'The vegetarian world may have found its Jamie Oliver.' Time Out --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Simon has a growing TV profile. Something for the Weekend averages 1 million viewers weekly and is the most successful show that BBC2 has ever had in the 10-11.30am timeslot on a Sunday. The programme will be on air until at least March 2010. In recent times he's also appeared on BBC2's Great British Menu, Celebrity Mastermind, Grub's Up, Recipe for Success, BBC1's This Little Farmer, Saturday Kitchen, Richard and Judy on Channel 4, Cooking the Books and Breaking in to Tesco for Channel 5. Simon also has a regular slot in This Morning (3 million viewers) and appears on BBC Good Food Live. He has been a roaming presenter for Granada and has been a guest on Radio 4. He also contributes to BBC Good Food magazine. Simon has written 4 books - The Accidental Vegetarian, Rebel Cook, Lazy Brunch (with Tim Lovejoy) and The Seasoned Vegetarian. More and more people are opting for meat-free meals on a regular basis. Simon is a meat eater with a gift for producing vegetarian recipes. The hardback edition of Accidental Vegetarian was a huge success, selling well over 15,000 copies in less than a year. Simon's vegetarian restaurant Greens has won the Manchester Food and Drink Award for Best Provision for Vegetarians in 2000, 2002 and 2006, and won their Restaurant of the Year Award in 2006. It also won a AA Rosette for Quality of Cooking in 2005 and 2006. More than 100,000 people buy a veg box weekly or fortnightly in the UK. 5 per cent of the British population is vegetarian and 25 per cent of 11-14-year-olds are considering giving up meat. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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The food in it is simple enough for me to make (in the past I have done more "heating up" than "cooking") and yet they are delicious enough to please my meat-eating partner. Too often people make dishes for me specially, but it's something they wouldn't eat themself! This is the opposite - just what I want to get my teeth into. The fact that there's no meat or fish is incidental.
I think the key is that it was written by someone who loves food and is not a vegetarian, so he has worked at creating dishes which satisfy anyone - not just veggies. It's real, tasty food - not freak food! There's no overemphasis on lentils or aubergine, instead it's full of things I really want to eat. I'm starting to enjoy cooking!
Recommended not just for veggies but for those who cater for them and want to please everyone with the same dish!
Other veggie books I'd looked at offered quite boring recipes and lots of salads that didn't seem to pack much fun, but this book will definitely make your tastebuds happy!
Would observe that a lot of the recipes are for big quantities, "feeds 6" is a regular through the book. That's fine for bigger families or entertaining, but some of the recipes are more awkward to scale down for smaller quantities. Not really a book for those cooking for one regularly.
Overall, a pretty good buy judged by the fact that I have already cooked more recipes from it than I do from most cookbooks, and would eat most of them again.
I can't recommend this book enough. Having many recipe books this is one of the main ones I use.
My only gripe with it, and the reason why I have given it 4 stars instead of 5, is because I feel most of the recipes rely far too heavily on dairy and eggs. In fact, I counted quite a lot of eggs for just one recipe. I don't believe that overconsumption of dairy produce and eggs is acceptible from a health point of view. But I hope that people would relaise that a lot of these recipes can be cooked for special treats and dinner parties.
My main reason for buying this book, is because I have eaten at the author's restaurant and I was very impressed with it and I wanted to see what other delicacies I have been missing out on.
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