Eat Your Vegetables Hardcover – Aug 1 2012
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About the Author
Arthur Potts Dawson is passionate about good food, eating well and making the most of what's fresh, local and seasonal. He was trained by the Roux brothers- Rowley Leigh and Pierre Koffmann. He went on to be head chef for Ruth Rogers & Rose Gray at the River Café, the Soho House Group at Cecconi's, Jamie Oliver at Fifteen and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage HQ in London. He founded London eco-restaurants Acorn House and Water House for the Shoreditch Trust, and the annual Mrs. Paisley's Lashings pop-ups with Jo Wood. Arthur has appeared on the BBC's Market Kitchen on numerous occasions, had his own show in C4's latest Food Fight season alongside Gordon, Jamie, Hugh and Heston, and was featured on C4's The People's Supermarket documentary this Spring.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Arthur Potts Dawson is an engaging champion of vegetables and has produced a good, usable cookbook with plenty of ideas and inspiration about using vegetables in cooking. Recommended.
Clearly written by chef with passion but who is also completely down to earth, it is chock full of recipes that sound completely doable and reasonable but also delectable and indulgent!
As a previous reviewer noted, many of the recipes are a bit involved for an average weeknight, but they're still very reasonable - nothing crazy, madly expensive, or hard to find/get. I loved that there numerous recipes for things like celeriac, endives, ramps, radishes - all the kinds of healthy, colorful, high-potential vegetables that show up in abundance in summer CSA boxes that most people either have no idea what to do with or only have 1 recipe for. :)
I also second the previous reviewer's note about there being great recipes that are not vegetarian, but use veggies in a big way. If you're looking to increase your veggie intake but don't quite feel like a meal is complete with a primary protein, this will give you a world of fantastic options. I expect to spend the summer cooking it through it and will be highly recommending it to others!