For vegetarians Thai food poses a real problem due to the fact that most Thai recipes use fish sauce in the same way that we might use salt and pepper. Thankfully with the help of one book, a good solution can be found...
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For a bit of a break in the Coast to Coast posts (mainly as I've got a huge photo backlog and haven't finished typing up and editing the remaining posts), it's time to talk home grown fruit and veg!
The concept of Cranks Fast Food is a simple one - brilliant, tasty vegetarian food in under 30 minutes - many can be easily done in 15-20 minutes.. Living in a country where sizeable proportions of the population live off ready meals because 'cooking takes too long', it's a book you often want to wave in front of people going 'LOOK! IT'S EASY!'
31% of people in India are vegetarian, and it's the country of the world with the most vegetarians. Some regions are more vegetarian than others, and in the Gujarit region, the population and food are primarily vegetarian. So no surprise then that Gujurati cuisine has come up with some excellent dishes over the years.
Over the years, author Clas Clarke became almost the Delia of student cooking and Grub on a Grant became known by many as the student cookbook bible, thanks to its extremely easy to follow recipes which were simple, and wholesome and tasty.
The book covers everything, and starts with the basics. Rather than presenting you with just the recipes, the book explores the equipment you need, general techniques and information about key ingredients.
Cast your mind back to 1961. It's the swinging sixties and you're on Carnaby Street. Far out man. There's fashion everywhere. And a restaurant.. And oh look it's vegetarian. That's good healthy food man!
Over the years we've now amounted a sizeable cookbook collection, so I've decided to review them. I'm going to share what I have and review them for you, sharing what's good and what's bad in the veggie cook book arena.
As I've probably mentioned on this blog before, Catherine and myself purchase our regular dosage of fruit and veg from an organic box scheme.