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OK but I do not know 'how to wash the pots'
on 31 January 2016
I find this book limited, it is not in depth with only a few recipes for every section but it does cover a broad spectrum such as breads, pastry, deserts & drinks. I am not sure why so many recipes rely on yeast extract I think there are better alternatives to help the basics shine and I would not have thought it was either healthy or wholesome.
I did not want or expected glossy pictures so ok on that score, a lot of the pages are given (50 out of 250) to 'story so far', 'bibliography' and 'culinary know how' in the last section it describes how to 'dice veg' and other similar basics the only thing it does not give any info on is how to 'wash the pots'; quite insulting really.
It is ok but there are far better books out there, so far no quite matches Gail Duffs 'vegetarian cook book' from the late 70's she has a real understanding of what she is doing and should inspire you to develop your own menu; this book is disappointing.