Through more than 500 step-by-step photos, this cookbook explains the basic techniques of vegetarian cuisine and contains some of its best recipes. The book is divided into four sections: on cereals, vegetables, tofu, seitan and tempeh, and nuts and seeds. Each section opens with an introduction to the characteristics, properties and uses of the ingredients. This is one of the most visual recipe books on the market; simultaneously tempting the eye by showing all the natural ingredients at their best while describing a host of delicious recipes.
Most of the recipes are simple one pot creations laden with fresh vegetables, such as Radicchio Tarte Tatin, Bulgur with Broad Beans and Courgettes, Orzo with Peas, Carrots and Peppers, Fennel Risotto, Rice Noodles with a Medley of Vegetables, Lentil and Millet Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Beetroot Dip, Sesame Crackers, Vegetable Miniburger, and Sweet Polenta. The Index listing all the recipes has easy to read icons showing the dishes which are dairy free, egg free and gluten free.
This is an ideal book for novice cooks who want to see recipes visually laid out by the step-by-step techniques for every stage of preparation and will be especially useful to students about to embark on their first tentative attempts at cooking away from home.