I've not read the book but did watch the TV series, which I really did enjoy.
Most of the recipes did look amazing even thought I really can't remember one except for that raw vegan chocolate tart.
It also infurates me that so many vegetarian recipes contain Parmesan. Authentic Parmesan is made with rennet ; however I know that you can get imitation Parmesan in the US. I've never seen it in the UK.
I saw one of the programmes on the tv the other day and Hugh's recipes really are original. I must make a point of making the raw vegan chocolate tart one of these day.I'll start.
River Cottage Veg every day! - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
I love this book. In the introduction it does state that it's not strictly a vegetarian cookery book, it's a vegetable cookery book. However, I'm pretty certain that everything in it is vegetarian. He does list parmasan in quite a lot of recipes but it's always stated like "parmasan, hard goat's cheese or other strong-flavoured hard cheese" and it's usually just an extra on top, not an essential part of the recipe. (In the UK parmasan is not vegetarian. )
Apart from that, it is wonderful. It's got lovely full page colour photos of all the recipes.
About a third of the recipes are vegan already as long as vegan ingredients (such as vegan wine) are used and about another third can be easily veganised.
I really would recommend this book to anybody. It's not like other vegetarian cookery books which focus on replace meat (if that makes sense), it's all about making vegetables interesting.
I just got this recently, and I couldn't agree more. Also, I love that a lot of the recipes can be made in under and hour -- some only take half an hour. When I get home from work (around 7ish on the non-busy weeks), sometimes I'm not in the mood to fuss and I just want something quick but tasty. This is also handy when I haven't spent Sunday preparing food for the week, which I try to do, but don't always succeed.
Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week
By Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Author of: Veganomicon, Appetite for Reduction, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For, and Vegan Pie in the Sky.
I just got Isa Does It. A fairly new cookbook (came out in October 2013) by my favorite vegan cookbook author. One of my first vegetarian cookbooks was by Isa and many of the dishes I normally eat came from it.
If I was buying a Vegan cookbook as a gift for a beginner this would be one of my first choices, yet it would also be one of my first choices for a experienced cook. In my estimation Isa Does It is a great cookbook for both the beginner or the experienced vegan cook. It is written so that the beginner won't get confused and yet not so simply that the experienced cook will feel it's simplistic. It's packed with great recipes, instruction, and photography.
Is this the same Mayim Bialik that's on The Big Bang Theory?I'm liking this Mayim's Vegan Table-Mayim Bialik
I found this cashew cheese recipe that was good and most of the recipes look simple and easy to make.Some things are a little high in oil but you can just easily reduce it if you want.It would be very good for someone just starting out being vegetarian or vegan.It looks good for kids too.