- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Collins (5 Feb. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007289588
- ISBN-13: 978-0007289585
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.1 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Vegetable Bible: The Definitive Guide Paperback – 5 Feb 2009
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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
One of the first things I noticed, contrary to expectations: this is not a vegetarian cookbook. Rather, it's an informative reference volume covering a range of vegetable organised by culinary 'type' (roots, brassicas, &c). There are a number of recipes, but many of them are for meat dishes or side vegetables to supplement meat. I did, however, follow a recipe for tomato and red pepper ratatouille, and was incredibly impressed that I could produce something so amazingly tasty.
The few recipes aren't what the book is about, however. More, it is a case-by-case encyclopaedia of how to approach each vegetable; how to buy and cook each one is outlined in the individual entries, and by not being a recipe book it's something more valuable; something to get off the shelf when you're faced with a vegetable and need ideas of what to do with it.
As I've become more and more aware of the good reasons behind buying locally produced produce, and vegetable boxes have caught on as a trend, my curiosity has bee piqued. I don't know that I can afford a weekly box delivered, but I'm intrigued, and this book, that covers recipes I haven't even heard of, has at least put me on the way to the confidence to experiment the weird and wonderful things I might be faced with.
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Quite a useful book though some of the recipes seem a bit datedPublished 20 months ago by Is.J. Hutt
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