Elliot's Vegetarian Dishes From Around the World (1982) was an unsophisticated collection of sensible, British-accented recipes geared to everyday family meals. This second ""translation"" from the British brings us more of the same, dressed up with some ""elegant"" vegetables and ladies'-luncheon touches (stuffed artichokes, ""surprise"" avocado, or--""my favorite sandwich-type party foods""--asparagus rolls) and including some nut-loaf substitutes for Christmas turkey, but not otherwise notably festive. Lima beans, lentils, curried vegetables, and melba toast are much in evidence (as is the word ""lovely""); and quiches and pÃ¢tÃ‰s are offered as main courses along with lentil-pasta dishes and those nut loaves so basic to traditional British vegetarian cooking. Elliot's chestnut or pine nut loaves, walnut pÃ¢tÃ‰, or pine-nut-stuffed vegetables might indeed rival the turkey at a winter holiday meal. Otherwise Americans will find more special-occasion inspiration in Shulman's Vegetarian Feast or Thomas' Vegetarian Epicure volumes.