I'm not sure what I feel about this book. It is three points of view about Yeong-hye (husband, brother-in-law, and sister.) I liked it but I have questions which will probably be answered or discussed in my book club. The first part I wanted to smack the husband upside the head because of how he dealt with Yeong-hye. I found the second part sensual and erotic. The third part as the sister tells her tale made me wonder why they didn't just let her go. This is not a book that easily can be forgotten.
Beautiful photos, each mouth watering and tempting. I took a long time to review this book. I tried almost all the recipes, and invited friends over to sample the dishes with me. I have been looking for many years for a vegetarian Vietnamese cookbook that spiced the dishes correctly. To me, the spices are the most important part of the dish. The authors of this book did their research, they got out talked to the people who made these dishes then took the ideas home and perfected them into easy to make recipes for everyone to make. I could eat from this book everyday an d never get bored. This is going on my favorite cookbook shelf along with Bowl by Volger. Fresh simple ingredients, healthy clean food, quickly made, with readily available items.
Published by: The Experiment (13th January 2017)
In But I Could Never Go Vegan!, Kristy Turner proved that anyone can do it - with recipes that overturn common excuses, from "Vegan cooking is too hard" to "I could never give up cheese!" But cooking vegan for the whole family presents its own challenges ...or does it? Now, the 125 recipes in But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! will leave even the most skeptical relatives begging for more. Like its predecessor, each chapter tackles a different objection: Don't have time to cook elaborate dinners? Try an easy weeknight solution: Quick Cauliflower Curry. Worried about satisfying the "meat and potatoes" eaters? Try Lazy Vegan Chile Relleno Casserole. Cooking for picky eaters? Try the ever-adaptable BLT Spring Rolls with Avocado. Turner's cheeky, inviting tone and satisfying, easy-to-follow recipes make it more possible than ever for families to dine happily together!
This book is perfect for the newly vegan. The chapter headings are humerous and engaging, and the dishes are delicious and filling, enough to turn even the most carnivorous member of the family! There are meals to suit every time of day, from breakfast to supper, and everything in between, from light bites to full on meals, all your favourites veganised.
I received an advanced egalley from The Experiment via Netgalley.
Published by: Workman Publishing (13th October 2017)
Sheet Pan Suppers is back! This time, with 100 vegetarian recipes for satisfying, sumptuous full meals-all made on a sheet pan, and all meat-free. It's the one-pot meal reinvented with a healthy twist, and what is sure to become every busy cook's new favourite way of getting dinner on the table. There are recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Raquel Pelzel's inspired take on satisfying, delectable, vegetarian cooking. Recipes include Orzo with Pan-Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon, and Mozzarella; Loaded Chilaquiles with Baked Eggs; Super Creamy No-Boil Mac and Cheese; and more.
I was really interested to try some of the recipes in here as it seemed so easy to just pop the ingredients on a baking tray and stick them in the oven. Was it really that simple? Erm...no not really! Some of the recipes required you to put foil (which I don't like using) between the tray and your ingredients, which made me just want to abandon the whole tray idea and just use a pan on the hob. Then when it came to stir part-way through the cooking time, the ingredients were stuck to the foil, so it ripped. Using spray oil instead of foil would have been a whole lot easier! For some, using your own initiative when it comes to preparation makes it easier.
A lot of these recipes are great, for example the orzo with tomatoes and carrots with garam masala, but a lot rely heavily on dairy and eggs, so would not be suitable for anyone following a vegan diet or with high cholesterol. There is plenty of variety here for most , and many easily adaptable with a bit of thought.
I received an advanced egalled from Workman Publishing via Netgalley.