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"Whether you know a student who is starting to cook for themselves or a whiz in the kitchen who needs new gourmet ideas for entertaining vegetarian guests and family members, this book is for you..

"Whether you know a student who is starting to cook for themselves or a whiz in the kitchen who needs
new gourmet ideas for entertaining vegetarian guests and family members, this book is for you."


For years the words "vegetarian," with its roots in natural living, and "gourmet," implying high quality and refined tastes, have been mutually exclusive. Not anymore, with this
wide-ranging book's focus on "inspired, contemporary flavour."
The Vegetarian Gourmet provides loads of delicious recipes illustrated with exquisite food photography set in the most beautiful European country kitchens. More than 200 full-colour photographs illustrate plenty of
garnishing and presentation ideas.
Two-time winner of the German Nutrition Society's prize for journalism, author Dagmar von Cramm provides supportive advice for those considering a vegetarian diet. He covers essential nutrients, ingredient selection, storage, and preparation pointers. He also lists well-researched health benefits of a vegetarian diet: lower cholesterol and blood pressure; reduced incidence of cancer, kidney, and gallbladder disease; and easier weight management.
Von Cramm then moves into the gourmet field, offering dinner party planning tips and seasonal and regional menu suggestions. This book really considers every kind of vegetarian, as it also includes ideas for single and
student cooks.
As a nutritional consultant reviewing the book, I love that it stays true to the fundamentals of whole foods, featuring a wide range of not-so-common grains such as amaranth and millet. Recipes such as Curried Chick Pea Fritters, Millet Pudding with Chive Sauce, and Crispy Moons with Tomato Sauce are excellent examples of the diversity of international flavours provided.
This book is ideal for lacto-ovo vegetarians (those including eggs and
milk products). Readers who are
avoiding saturated fats, have milk-related allergies, or those who are strict vegetarians may be challenged as some dishes do combine cream, butter, cheese, and eggs.
However, The Vegetarian Gourmet's detailed shopping, preparation, kitchen, and cooking hints offer plenty of information for everyone. Whether you know a student who is starting
to cook for themselves or a whiz in
the kitchen who needs new gourmet ideas for entertaining vegetarian guests and family members, this book is for you. The Vegetarian Gourmet successfully combines wholesome healthy
eating with gourmet flair and will have wide appeal.

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