Entertaining Vegetarians Paperback – 3 Sep 2005
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About the Author
Celia Brooks Brown was born in Colorado, USA, and moved to Britain in 1989 to seek a career in the theatre. She discovered a passion for cooking while working as a life model for the artist Christiane Kubrick, wife of film director Stanley Kubrick, eventually becoming the resident cook in the Kubrick household. It was then that she decided to transfer her love of entertainment and performance into a career in food. She now runs a successful vegetarian catering company, with celebrity clients including Stella McCartney. As well as writing for magazines such as BBC Good Food magazine, she makes regular television appearances on the UK Food channel and gives live demonstrations at the world-famous Books for Cooks Cookery School. Her book New Vegetarian (Ryland, Peters & Small 2001) was hailed as 'a gem' by BBC Good Food, and is a success worldwide. Jan Baldwin is one of Britain's leading food and interiors photographers. Her other books include Party! (Conran Octopus/Soma) The African Kitchen, (Conran Octopus) and Tapas (Mitchell Beazley). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
While I consider 'fish-eating vegetarians' pescatarians rather than vegetarians, I find this debate about what makes a model vegetarian, completely immaterial to the quality of a cookbook.
What matters to me is whether the recipes are reliable and tasty, whether the recipes are original (because I have already a great number of cook books, and therefore am covered for all the basics), nice pictures and presentation are an added bonus (though many of the greatest books are conspicuously plain), and compelling prose can turn a good cookery book into a great one.
I admit, that C. Brooks-Brown's prose, whilst perfectly pleasant, is not on par with that of Elisabeth David for example, but then again, I don't think that she is aiming for that.
The quality of the recipes are quite outstanding, however. It's one of my most frequently used cookery books, because I have not found a single recipe that didn't work. Just to name a few: the potato strudel is delicious, so are the 'sugar beans', and the wholewheat cheese pancakes have become a weekend staple.
In addition, there are plenty of ideas for vegans, and you can mix and match many of the dishes to suit your needs. The pictures are extremely generous and captivating.
The recipes are easy enough for beginners and every-day use, but original and tasty enough for entertaining, and the more experienced cook.
It's easily one of my top three vegetarian books, so I am going to give it a much-deserved star booster.
Anyway, the rest of the book is packed with delicious and inventive recipes. I particularly liked the Cranberry Torte with Toffee Sauce, and the Apple Marzipan Muffins. There's good advice about catering for large groups as well. Celia Brooks-Brown steers clear of the roasted peppers/goat cheese vegetarian recipes that are omnipresent, and for that alone I'm grateful. I'd rather my meat-eating friends bought this book for inspiration and instruction than Delia's Vegetarian book before I was coming to supper.
I still can't work out whether the 'Entertaining' in the title is a verb or an adjective though...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a 'vegetarian book', this book should receive Zero stars - it is not a vegetarian book, it has FISH recipes???????? Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2009 by in search of....
Like many of the other reviewers, I was very disgruntled to find that a 'vegetarian' book included fish. Read morePublished on 17 April 2007 by Kentish Woman