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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing new edition, 27 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: The Bean Book (Essential Vegetarian Collection Series) (Paperback)
What a disappointment! I have just received this book, which I'd intended as a present for my 14 year old veggie grand-daughter, but it is nowhere near as informative or comprehensive as my 1979 paperback edition, and doesn't even contain all the original recipes. My old copy gives coloured illustrations for the different beans inside the front and back covers - very useful - and also lists the different beans, with suggestions for what to use them in, with information on growing, harvesting, sprouting etc. This new edition is quite nicely set out, with one recipe per page, and I suppose if you don't know the original, it will be a good buy for most people, but apart from a few line drawings, there are no illustrations at all. For all these reasons, I can only give it 3 stars.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 11:55:53 BDT
R.E. Barton says:
I agree. I really prefer the old 1979 paperback. This new edition has one advantage - it has smooth, good quality pages, unlike the old one which is printed on rough cheap paper, the feel of which puts my teeth on edge. However, I won't be parting with it, because of the reasons set out in your review - the new edition is not as informative, doesn't contain all the original recipes etc.

Posted on 8 Aug 2014 09:43:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Aug 2014 09:43:47 BDT
Tweedledum says:
What a shame...and I was thinking of updating my copy. I think I will treat my old copy to a nice new plastic cover instead to stave off the falling apart stage...
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