Vegetables Hardcover – 2 Oct 2006
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“A definitive work from a totally reliable food writer that deserves to become a classic.” The Bookseller
‘If you love cooking and eating your vegetables as much as you love growing them, you’ll be delighted with this book.’ - Organic Gardening magazine
Reviews for First-time Cook:
‘Great step-by-step visual guides…a perfect entree into the world of cooking’.
Independent on Sunday
‘Friendly and chatty, Sophie Grigson is the cook any beginner should have by their side.’ Good Food magazine
‘Gorgeous recipes from the start.’ - Time Out
About the Author
Sophie Grigson is synonymous with great food, often using new and exciting ingredients in simple, easy dishes. Her TV career began in 1993 with the award-winning 12-part series ‘Grow Your Greens, Eat Your Greens’ for Channel 4. She writes regular features for several magazines and newspapers, including BBC Good Food and Country Living Magazine and has been awarded the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Journalist Award. Sophie is the author of many successful books. She has two children and lives in Oxford.
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Top Customer Reviews
Just one negative ... the book contains no mushroom recipes at all - why?
This book explains each vegetable in details - when to buy, what to avoid, how to store and how to cook.
With this book, you can enjoy Kohlrabi (crunchy + juicy and refreshing), Edamame (beautiful little green gem) + Zucchini flowers (taste of the Italian summer) and many more.
I now enjoy going to small greengrocer's in Green Lanes near Harringay Railway station in London. Before Sophie's "Vegetables", I thought they sold wired vegetables, but I now think they sell treasures. If you live in London, visit there on weekend. My cooking is much more diverse and interesting now (at least to me), and it is nice to visit big supermarkets less.
It's not heavy on recipes, but it is great if you get a veg box! Frequently I sit looking at a mystery vegetable and although the name is provided, I draw a blank as to what to *do* with the blasted thing!
Now I know.
This book tells you where your veg originated from, how to buy it fresh, and what to do to it in very simple terms (boil it, roast it, serve it raw or not - you get the picture). There are also occasions when we're told what it'll do to us ("Jerusalem artichokes will induce wind to some degree").
If you're looking for a what's what in the vegetable world in order to increase your veggie repertoire, I'd recommend this book!
In fact, I had it on my desk today when a colleague popped up and said 'nah, no good for me, there'd be nothing in it I'm interested in'. Then he opened it on the parsnip page and saw using refried parsnips instead of refried beans in fahitas... and suddenly the book was a lot more interesting!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy reading Sophie Grigson. She has inherited ability with language from her father, the poet Geoffry Grigson. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jeannie
Great book with loads of inspiring information about cooking veg though not about growing them but be aware The Vegetable Bible and Vegetables both by Sophie Grigson are the same... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been using Grigson on Vegetables for several years and bought 'Vegetables' for a friend who agrees with me that it is the book most likely to increase the consumption of... Read morePublished on 28 July 2009 by R. E. Booth
This is my little kitchen bible and is a must for anyone who is part of a vegetable box delivery scheme or enjoys vegetables but is a bit scared of what to do with them (I used to... Read morePublished on 17 May 2009 by Knitterbird
I got the book for christmas, immediately liked it and tried some recipes during the holidays. They all went down well, even with my parents who sometimes aren't the most... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2008 by Sabine Zimmermann