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5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate veggie classic is back!, 8 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Rose Elliot's New Complete Vegetarian (Hardcover)
In my opinion this really does live up to its reputation as 'the only vegetarian cookery book you will ever need'. The old version of this was my favourite ever cookery book, and I am so pleased that its brilliance has finally been recognised by releasing this lovely new version which more than lives up to it. It is brilliant value- (the number of recipes to the pound must be the most on the market!), absolutely crammed with easy and straightforward, tasty recipes for every occasion and organised in a really clear and sensible way. Where so many recipe books skip randomly from one thing to another this is methodical and covers everything. For example, there is a fantastic range of soups - so many it amazes me - and main courses are organised into the main ingredient type - pulses, pasta, rice - etc so that it makes planning a meal or even an entire week very easy.

This is the perfect book for someone who is thinking of going vegetarian. It is a must-have for all vegetarians, and would be very useful for non vegetarians as well, as the range of dishes is incredible. Another small point is the layout and illustrations - stylish yet practical. You won't be afraid this book will fall apart if you spill something on it (likely in my case!) A top quality publication.
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2010, 11:30:59 BST
have not bought the book as of yet but i was impressed with the on-line video the recipe that was made looked really temping its a book that i MUST get

Posted on 30 Oct 2010, 11:19:48 BST
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2010, 11:25:33 BST
Louise K says:
I am lucky enough to have 2 copies of the original book - I snapped one up when I saw it in a charity shop. I have seen the new one and I have to say that although I would get it if you can't get the old one, the original is my preference. For a simple reason - it has everyday food that I cook everyday. There are no special ingredients, no need for lots of faffing about or any special efforts to be made;it is a book to be used. The new one is not quite like that - it is a little 'posher' (which or course one might like on occasion, when one hopes to impress) and therefore not so user friendly for everyday - you have to plan more and have more money to buy ingredients. Some people may prefer it of course, but I will stick to the old classic!
ETA I may be a on stick in the mud - liking what I know, because I see that this new version is going down a storm too. Some of the recipes are the same it is true and there is always room for the new. I am glad Rose Elliot still has such a following as she really is the best. I've got lots of her books and have never had a dud recipe.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2012, 21:46:00 GMT
Jane says:
I agree. Have just bought the new one to replace my falling apart original version. Lots of my favourite recipes aren't there - in particular the lentil and mushroom loaves, and red bean rice. I've found some that have been re-named, but are still there. That said, I'm enjoying finding new things to make and it's good to see that some of the recipes have been updated.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2012, 20:08:50 BST
Onora says:
There is nothing as bad as a dreary cookery book. If it's not in colour, I won't buy it. You could say the same about art books!
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