I’ve begun to realise as I work through my Mofo book reviews, that I’ve got an awful lot of vegan cookbooks that I like but haven’t made all that much from. I suppose that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I cook from magazines, TV programmes, blogs and websites as well as books, and I’ve done such a lot of testing that I haven’t needed to look at books much for ages. This book is typical of the many books where I look through now and wonder why on earth I haven’t made more from it.
There’s a few pictures in a chunk in the middle and there’s quite a range of recipes from simpler dishes to some which need a bit more attention. I made the lasagne a long time ago and remember it being rich but tasty. The rocket and pear salad with raspberry vinaigrette made a stunning looking starter with our Christmas dinner a few years back. There’s a lovely looking chapter on burgers, sandwiches and wraps and I can’t believe I haven’t tried the cornmeal-crusted tempeh or seitan piccata which both look divine.