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Time consuming but delicious!
on January 18, 2010
This cookbook is amazing if you don't mind putting in a lot of time. The recipes involve a lot of prep work and are more 'gourmet' than I expected - not the kind of meals you can whip up in 20 minutes for dinner. Most take some advance prep (ie soaking nuts overnight for cashew cream) - which, if you can get in the habit of doing that, is fantastic because the food is delicious.
There are a lot of ingredients in here that the average person likely doesn't have. I already had a very raw / vegan friendly kitchen with lots of stuff that most people have never heard of, and I still had to go on the hunt for some of the ingredients. In Canada the 'Gardein' which he calls for in several recipes is very hard to find.
The ideas and presentation are great, pictures for pretty much every recipe which I love. Just a bit time consuming, but delicious. The celery root soup is INCREDIBLE.