I received this book as a late Christmas present. Normally I don't buy cook books as I generally find what I want online. However, sometimes you need a bit of inspiration for something quick, easy and most of all tasty without lots of weird ingredients and Matt Pritchard doesn't disappoint. Choc a bloc full of good wholesome, non-weird recipes, I would highly recommend this to those that are new to veganism as often it can be a bit bewildering, the majority of his recipes include ingredients that you either have in your store cupboard or easily found in supermarkets. I am even tempted to try out seitan for the first time, he makes it look so simple and I am sure the majority of the dishes would impress the most ardent carnivore, in fact this was bought for me by a non vegan male who insisted I dish up the hangover breakfast on his next visit!! Matt just goes to prove that not all vegans are prissy health freaks, here we have a complete nut job (see Dirty Sanchez) who is not afraid to show compassion. An added bonus is the picture on the front cover, phew, got all hot and bothered before I even turned the stove on!!
Pritch and his team have done a great job with this book. Normally with cook books I skip the intro and go straight to looking through the recipes, but this one left me wanting to read it almost cover to cover. All the recipes are well presented and clearly a lot of thought has been put into making them tasty and nutritious.
Really handy especially if you're thinking of giving this vegan thing a go. The recipes are actually useable and not really at all that pretentious like so many other cookbooks. I can actually source these ingredients and put them to good use in my belly. The cupcakes were exceptional as you can see, they went down a treat with my carnist friends as well. There's a picture with every recipe which is very nice to see. Pritchard is right, it is 'proper bangin'