VEGETARIAN COOKING AROUND THE WORLD by Mary Winget

VEGETARIAN COOKING AROUND THE WORLD

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Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A useful addition to the ``Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks'' series, beginning with an explanation of different reasons for omitting meat from the diet (religion, health, social responsibility, or simply economic) and a cursory discussion of nutrition, then going on to a tasty-sounding world-wide collection of recipes. For those who are already somewhat sophisticated about food and its preparation, this is a good sampling of flavors, from curried chickpeas to sweet Anzac biscuits. For the novice, directions can be skimpy: the instructions for kneading bread, and for knowing when it's fully cooked, are inadequate, while ``a dressing of your choice'' won't make an authentic Chilean salad when poured over lettuce. Also, this is clearly not for young children; some sensible precautions are listed, but none applies to the deep frying employed in several recipes. Nonetheless, with these caveats, an attractive introduction to a worthwhile concept, with simple-to-intermediate recipes and plenty of mouthwatering color photos. Index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8225-0927-X
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Lerner
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1992