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A good book with some excellent recipes - slightly intimidating though..
on 15 November 2006
This is the first vegan cookery book I got and at the time I didn't realise quite how popular the books (this is the first of three) are. This book is really good and I've tried quite a few of the recipes (there really are a lot), but there are some flaws with it. I don't really like the fact that there are no pictures what-so-ever, so you really don't have any idea as to what the end result is meant to be like when making things (not really that practical when it comes to baking etc.). Another flaw is the fact that I found the book a bit muddled and it can be a bit intimidating when you're first starting out as a vegan and you're bombarded with a huge amount of facts and opinions. The book does contain an index of animal related products (really illuminating, I had no idea how much animal produce we consume without even knowing it.) and some really cool ideas and recipes for dog biscuits and face masks.
If you're already a vegan I'd say go ahead and buy away. If you're just starting out in the vegan world I'd recommend buying this book with a different one so you can use this one in small doses in the beginning instead of having to rely on it completely.