PETA Celebrity Cookbook: Delicious Recipes from Your Favorite Stars

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $8.61   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fun to look at and to read, easy to execute, relatively yummy and morally irresistible, this collection of vegan recipes from a wide array of notables adds up to a powerful argument against the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet, which encourages the heavy consumption of meat and animal products. In his brief introduction, James Cromwell, who played the laconic but lovable Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 hit movie Babe, describes how his time on the set surrounded by smart, friendly little pigs made it impossible for him to eat pork and indeed any meat ever again. Recipes are provided by a range of famous names, from Alicia Silverstone (who shares her recipe for "Steamy, Creamy Artichoke Dip") to Sir Paul McCartney ("All You Need Is Avocado Soup," etc.) to that surprisingly vegan cult TV figure William Shatner (and why wasn't his bean dip called "Bean Me Up Scotty!"?). Other celebs include Fiona Apple, Bob Barker, Jackie Chan and Bea Arthur. Some assertions here about the harmful effects of animal fat on the body have been challenged by recent research supporting Atkins's long-held contention that adding fat to our diet may actually help us slim down and get healthy. Still, there's little arguing with the compelling vision of living and eating in a way that doesn't harm other creatures. Even non-veggies will enjoy the wit and four-color photos lavished throughout this book, which should see healthy sales. (Dec.)
Library Journal
This collection serves up "Animal-Friendly Appetizers," "Benevolent Breakfasts," and other vegan recipes from Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, and lesser-known supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Accompanying the recipes are black-and-white photographs of their contributors and brief quotes; sidebars on vegetarianism and PETA's philosophy are scattered throughout. There are certainly better vegetarian cookbooks available, including Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet (see above), and not every vegetarian is a fan of PETA's tactics, but the organization does have more than 700,000 members. Buy for demand.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590560273
  • Publisher: Lantern Books NY
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2005

    Fun cookbook!

    I really enjoy cooking from this book. I especially recommend William Schatner's dip and Montel William's healthy, low fat entree. This book includes a varity of recipes, from low fat to decadent. It includes recipes from celebs like the B-52s, the band Goldfinger, Chrissy Hynde, and Charlize Theron. It is all meatless but you don't notice it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)