River Cottage Veg Every Day! (River Cottage Every Day) Hardcover – 19 Sept. 2011
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- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1408812126
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408812129
- Product Dimensions : 19.4 x 3.8 x 24.9 cm
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing; First Edition (19 Sept. 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 32,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I just wish every veggie recipe book could be this good and I'm not joking it really is the best I have bought!
There's nothing particularly deep or complex about why the book is good: the recipes just work. We've done a dozen different things and they all worked perfectly. Nothing too complicated, nothing too time-consuming, and most of the ingredients are absolutely standard things which won't need much hunting or expense.
Recipes range from the simple (leek and cheese on toast, a simple snack/meal in a few minutes) through safe bets (pinto bean chili, aubergine parmigiana), old favourites (gazpacho, cauliflower cheese, dal, a superb mushroom soup) to some more exotic things (the Cambodian wedding day dip tastes a bit...weird...but in a good way). Best of all, these are almost without exception recipes that you actually might make, rather than staring at and fantasising about. We've done 20+ recipes out of the book so far and it's still being well thumbed.
Somehow many of the recipes which sound dull on paper actually work much better than you might think: macaroni peas being a case in point.
Fortunately HFW doesn't evangelise too much about how good vegetables are for you and how tasty they are - presumably anyone who buys this book is going to be half-convinced of that anyway - but just lets the food do the talking. A good, solid, practical book which you'll actually use rather than leaving on the shelf looking pretty. Surprisingly good.