Much more than just a cookbook, this sprawling title introduces basic nutrition and how to achieve it with a vegetarian diet. Beginning sections cover safety tips and culinary basics--how to measure dry and liquid ingredients, for example--as well as types of vegetarianism, the environmental and health reasons that have led many to a meatless diet, and a list of common vegetarian ingredients. The recipe sections are extensive, with well-chosen dishes from breakfast foods through entrees and desserts. The somewhat lackluster format, sprinkled with cartoon illustrations, will appeal mostly to a younger audience, although teens who can get past the graphics will enjoy the recipes. The spreads are uncluttered, with easy-to-follow directions and symbols that note prep time and difficulty. Even if they're not interested in distinguishing tempeh from textured vegetable protein, kids will come away from this title feeling more independent in the kitchen.
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Source Citation:Engberg, Gillian. "The Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook." Booklist 98.13 (March 1, 2002): 1134(1). General OneFile. Gale. Alachua County Library District. 25 Aug. 2009
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