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  • Anonymous says:

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    Once you try a recipe in this book it is an instant favorite. All the recipes are winners. And it’s easy. Simply put this book is full of recipes that will produce “good stuff”. Though the recipes are “international” the result is very American.

  • H. King says:

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    A friend gave me this cookbook six years ago and I have tried nearly every recipe. This began my collection of vegetarian cookbooks, namely those from this author (Mollie Katzen) and the Moosewood Collective. I highly recommend it–it is easy to follow, has a lot of great information about ingredients, and the recipes all are delicious! The only drawback is that some of the recipes are time-consuming, but each recipe has an estimated time for its preparation and cooking. This is very helpful, especially if you are cooking for company. If you are vegetarian, this is a MUST for your collection. If you are not, it’s a great cookbook to have anyway. Treating non-vegetarian friends to these recipes has often resulted in their reconsidering their eating habits!

  • Mark Hasty says:

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    Look, all I wanted to do was start eating more vegetables, and this book is getting me to do just that. All the recipes are easy; very few call for ingredients I can’t find in rural Nebraska; and, most importantly, everything tastes *wonderful*. Do NOT assume that only vegetarians will find this book useful.

  • Melanie Wilson says:

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    First published in 1977, this classic vegetarian cookbook still has the same charm and warmth of hand-drawn pictures and handwritten recipes, and now it also has bright color photos interspersed among the familiar pages. There are 30 new recipes, and many of the old ones have been rewritten, since, as the author describes, her cooking has become “more streamlined in preparation-and lighter in `weight’ while richer in flavor” over the years. The oil content has been pared down and only 15 recipes include eggs. Tips for “dairy reduction or substitutions” are included, so this version will probably appeal more to the vegan set. Also included: pantry notes, recommended tools for the kitchen and a table of conversions.

  • b dubs says:

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    I’ve had this cook book for about 9 years now and have cooked nearly every recipe in it. It’s easy to follow and the recipes are delicious. Each recipe has an estimated preparation and cooking time which is a great way to gauge the intensity of what you’re in for before you start. I’d highly reccomend this book for beginers as well as more advanced cooks. Katzan explains each step in clear and easy langauge and also adds hints for where to obtain some of the more exotic ingredients. I’ve gotten so used to cooking some of the dishes that I’ve begun experimenting by substituting ingredients and seasonings. This cookbook includes dairy and eggs so it’s not for vegans, but if you are ok with dairy and eggs then it’s a good source.

  • Anonymous says:

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    This is a great basic cookbook to own, vegetarian or not. However I gave this book recemtly to a friend who has been toying with vegetarianism and he loves it. The nacho sauce recipe is a classic of mine and the brownie recipe inside is definitive. You really should own this book.

  • Kelly says:

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    This is a GREAT cookbook. I love the “handwritten” feel of the book itself, the author’s commentary, and the delicious, but “different” recipes. This book is great inspiration for not only using the recipes as presented, but also adding your own touches to customize what you are given.

    One reviewer commented that this cookbook would not be great for someone of “unrefined” tastes [a meat and potatoes type perhaps]. I have the back them up on that – my husband is a meat and potatoes guy and I haven’t made even one single recipe from this book that he would eat. However, for those who are more adventurous, you’ll adore the treats in this book!

  • KNSudha says:

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    I’ve cooked from the revised version of the cookbook for 5 or 6 years now, and her prep times are realistic so you can plan and cook for company. The results are also always flawless, so you can even try out a dish for the first time to rave reviews. My 19 mo old son has many food allergies, and I’ve found several great soups that even my friends kids love, and it gets them to eat their veggies…

    An example is the herbed carrot soup which is wonderful with fresh herbs from the garden, and picky kids just drink it up asking for seconds! Some recipes require many ingredients that add flavor, but, I found that a nice kitchen herb garden makes your shopping lists very small! Not too many exotic ingredients at all! I personally love her notes on substitutions, and optional dairy items since my husband has to watch his cholesterol.

  • Sonya Nikiforov says:

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    Majority of us can’t get all the way to Ithaca, New York to enjoy the meals at the Moosewood restaurant. This cookbook is the next best thing. The ingredients and the meals are of reasonable price range, and there are no exotic ingredients that you have to order from another continent… Makes for a beautiful gift for anyone, any occasion. YUM!

  • A. Eckler says:

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    I use recipes from this book two or three times each week. The soups are especially good, but I have been happy with almost every recipe I have tried – salads, entrees, sandwiches, desserts, everything! The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, she uses basic ingredients and spices, and most recipes are very flexible so that you can make your own modifications. I’ve purchased at least half a dozen copies more as gifts for friends and family and it is a hit with everyone! These recipes are much more accessible than those in the Moosewood Collective cookbooks.

    Spiral-bound would be better, but believe me, if you use this book as much as I do it wears in very nicely.

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