Vegetarians often complain that they can have difficulty finding sufficiently different, interesting recipes when they are cooking for themselves, and the problem can be made even worse if they are eating out at the home of a non-vegetarian couple. The usual tired standbys often come out and there is only so much salad or a vegetable tart that one can take!
Here, in another of their usually high-quality little books, 101 different "GoodFood" vegetarian dishes are presented with the hope of providing a little variety and new thinking for vegetarians and, of course, for non-vegetarians alike who will have a meat-free dish.
As usual each recipe is easy-to-follow and well laid out and, on the facing page, a luxurious full colour picture of the finished article for inspiration (and confidence-building) purposes.
Recipes are split into six distinct sections from starters and snacks, light meals and pasta/rice dishes through to mains, dairy-free dishes and deserts. All typical signposting and a good index is provided to make the book easy to access and refer to.
The dishes are not ostentatious or something only a three Michelin star chef could prepare. All are easily prepared in a home kitchen yet many of the recipes could equally grace the table of a quality restaurant, so hopefully there will be something to inspire your family and friends and maybe convert the misapprehension that vegetarian food needs to be boring or just the same old green things rearranged on a plate.
It has even given this sometimes cynical, meat-eating reviewer, a few dishes to voluntarily wish to try!