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Jen_M.'s picture

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I brought this up under some vegetarian discussion. I love every recipe I've tried, but it's such a huge book that I'd love to hear what everyone else liked. One surprise hit for me was the kichiri, an Indian rice and split pea pilaf sort of thing. I made it with chana dal, an Indian split pea. It is amazingly yummy, especially with the onion relish.

CLS's picture

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I've looked at this book several times and been tempted to buy it but never did. Maybe I'll have to add it to my collection. I have a very dear friend who's a vegetarian and I'm always looking for new things to feed her.

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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I have the book - boring.

Glenys_'s picture

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I loved
b Greens, Savory Way, Field of Greens
(I know it's not Deborah's but...) but I think the problem for many with VCE, is that it doesn't help put vegetable dishes on the table. That may sound odd, but what appeals as a side dish and what takes centre stage as a vegetarian main are based on a different focus. I do love her vegetable ragouts and Mexican inspired soups, her use of toasted spice mixtures etc.

Marie-Louise_'s picture

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I love this book. I've never made a recipe that I didn't like. I like Chez Panisse Vegetables better.

Glenys_'s picture

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Well there's the nurturing spirit and root (no pun intended) of great flavour in this book, but I agree, it misses the mark for most.

James's picture

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MC,what do you find boring about it? I have found some of the more flavorful dishes I have made in it ( I am partial to Asian flavors).
True and good flavors have become much more important to me since I have come to know Bill W.

James

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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I didn't mean to imply that the recipes were bad. Some are actually quite good.

The book itself is boring to read.

kai_'s picture

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i The book itself is boring to read.

This is important to me because I actually have more time to read than to cook, so I read cookbooks partly for pleasure, and partly for instructions or ingredient ideas.

Having input from pros like you is SO helpful. Thanks, pussycat :-)

Marie-Louise_'s picture

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i The book itself is boring to read.
You're right about that.

Amy_W.'s picture

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Jen...

I just bought this cookbook but can't seem to find the recipe you referred to here:

i One surprise hit for me was the kichiri, an Indian rice and split pea pilaf sort of thing.

What page is this on, please?