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Leon: Fast Vegetarian Hardcover – 3 Mar 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Conran; 01 edition (3 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840916109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840916102
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 3.7 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The fifth cookbook from bestselling healthy fast food brand Leon shows you how to make delicious vegetarian food from sustainable ingredients.

About the Author

Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good.

When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner).

There are now 33 restaurants serving over 120,000 people a week.

Jane Baxter is co-author of The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won Best First Book and Work on British Food at the Guild of Food Writers' awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Cafe before becoming the Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on local food matters in Devon and hosting food events in unusual locations.

Henry Dimbleby also co-authored Leon: Naturally Fast Food and Leon: Baking & Puddings. He and John Vincent are currently advising the UK government with their School Food Plan.


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If, like me, you've ever been stumped for what to cook your vegetarian friend, or just wanted to incorporate more veggies into your and your children's diet, this book is a godsend. It's full of simple, relatively quick, tasty dishes, all presented in Leon's standard stylised, accessible, home-cookbook manner.

The book's divided into two sections – one where the veggies are the stars and 'can stand on their own as a whole meal' and another where they're more the support act (i.e. side dishes). There seems to be a bit of crossover – particularly in the chapter dedicated to cooking for children – but by and large the first section is where you'll find mains and starters, the second sides (and a little chapter on fruity puddings).

The dishes are kept simple – 'Turnips, beetroot & orange', for example – but it's the combination of flavours, seasonings and dressings that give them the edge, and there are lots of combinations I wouldn't have thought of before. Plus (and probably most importantly) most of the ingredients are either the kind of thing you'd already have in your cupboards, or something that you could pick up easily. No more hunting around for obscure ingredients! I can see this becoming my go-to kitchen cookbook for many meals to come.
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Sick of vegetarian cook books which rely heavily on cheese, eggs or pasta? Then this is the one for you. I have shelves of cool books, but this is my absolute tasty favourite as of a few weeks ago when so took the plunge and treated myself. I love this book, the recipes are quick, really work, and are yum. So far everything I have cooked has been delicious. As a plus the photos are very well organised, and endearing.
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I enjoyed Jane Baxters recipes in the Riverford cookbooks and here she has teamed up with the Leon team for a fast vegetarian cookbook.I have tried several recipes the vegetable jambalaya was particularly good.
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I have all the big Leon books and this one is a must for your collection. I have a lot of books and I am very picky these days about which new ones I add to my collection.
This is hearty home cooking, great for family meals and not boring.
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This is a lovely recipe book. The vegetarian recipes are easy to make and are full of flavour! The family (including 4 year old twins) have loved everything that I have made so far. I highly recommend it. You don't have to be a vegetarianto love it!
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A really great selection of vegetarian recipes with a wide variety of key ingredients. The book really encompasses a mixture of dishes including starters, mains, sides, deserts, dressings and sauces. The two recipes we have tried to far (soba noodles with vegetables & polenta with creamed kale) were both delicious and idiot-proof; a necessity in our kitchen! Highly recommend to all chefs; even those seasoned vegetarians are sure to find some new and exciting ideas in here.
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Great vegetarian cookery book, and I'm not even vegetarian.
So many of these recipes you can make from products in your own cupboard, don't worry about having to source difficult to find ingredients.
The recipes are straightforward and tasty and can be cooked after work, I have made over 10 recipes from this book, including the courgette and tomato lasagne, baked butternut squash and cheese and pea fritters.
I even had to buy a copy for my 60 year old parents!
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Some cook books disappointingly have too much of authors uninteresting personal stuff, pictures of family, friends and kids rather than full of useful and appealing recipes....this is one, find a cheap copy if you must
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