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Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2011

    Outstanding

    Words can't describe my fondness for this cookbook. It is exactly the kind of food I want to be eating right now. The recipes are delicious and surprisingly simple. And although I live in Berkeley, CA and am able to find almost any ingredient I desire, Ottolenghi kindly uses mostly mainstream products. His passion for cooking and non-snobbish approach to writing his recipes are truly refreshing. This is a perfect cookbook for the experienced cook, as well as the beginner. And not just for vegetarians!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    I purchased this book after seeing while on vacation in CA last

    I purchased this book after seeing while on vacation in CA last summer. It is wonderful and I have made such interesting and flavorful vegeterian dishes from it. I have easily been able to make the dishes vegan when needed. Tonight we have the multi-vegetable paella and it was delicous. I highly recommd this book to any cook that is looking for interesting vegetarian dishes that will inspire you to think outside the box. You won't be disappointed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Great for beginners

    The directions are very easy to follow and the results are delicious! This book is great for people who are hesitant about cooking (i.e. me). I do not have much confidence when it comes to the kitchen, but this book is a great learning tool. Also, I absolutely love meat and did not think that I can be satiated with all-vegetable meals. These recipes proved me wrong! The pictures are gorgeous and the short stories for each recipe are intriguing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2012

    Fantastic Flavors!!

    This cookbook is wonderful. Ottolenghi is fearless with vegetables. He treats them as sturdy rather than delicate like many vegetarian cookbooks do. This is not a book for the novice. Ottolenghi assumes for example that you already have your own pastry receipe. If one is familiar with technique, this is a wonderful addition to your kitchen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    This book turned out to be everything I wanted in a great vegeta

    This book turned out to be everything I wanted in a great vegetarian (But not limited to vegetarianism) recipe book.
    Many of the ingredients can have meat added to them though, and still taste just as great.
    A lot of the ingredients can be found at Wal-Mart or Target, which is great for basically anyone. 
    Not only that but the recipes are easy to follow, and almost always come out tasting great.
    My family uses this book around 2-3 nights a week.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Wonderful cookbook. You wouldn't even realize it has no meat in

    Wonderful cookbook. You wouldn't even realize it has no meat in it! (and I'm a meat eater). 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Fabulous book, the most delicious recipes

    A real celebration of vegetables. The author has an acute sense for combining flavors to create innovative dishes. I used this book during a year of catering vegetarian meals and every recipe I tried got rave reviews.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    The combinations and spices used have you salivating while readi

    The combinations and spices used have you salivating while reading the ingredient list. Straight forward recipes, nothing fussy or difficult, a cookbook worthy of its praise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Exquisite and easy vegetarian recipes

    Simply the best of the vegetarian cookbooks i own (and i have quite a number). I do not like meat, so though not a strict vegetarian, i am always on search for new & interesting meatless recipes. "Plenty" is excellent, combining modular recipe structure, great taste combinations and non-complicated techniques. The recipes have a distinct Mediterranean flavor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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