World Vegetarian Classics

The best vegetarian cookbook I have every read!

A real bible for vegetarians!

When I pick up a new cookbook, I usually find only a handful of recipes I am interested in (I love a good cookbook for a spot of bedtime reading)! But I have to say I am very excited about this collection! I just want to cook everything in it! Although I'll probably have to negotiate with Graham over the use of blue cheese and walnuts!

Celia Brooks Brown has trawled the world for genuine vegetarian dishes true to each area instead of adapting meat dishes. She has also made it that little bit easier by including alternatives to unusual ingredients!

Tofu Pocket Sushi form Japan, Coriander Peacakes in Coconut Curry from Mauritius, The Priest Fainted (Stuffed Aubergines) from Turkey, Fried Cheese from Cyprus and Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce from Greece to name but a few. And the photos are simply sumptuous!

Disclosure Statement: I did not receive this book free from the publisher to review, this is my own copy. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. That sounds like a must-cookbook! When I buy cookbooks, I must admit I mostly buy them for the beautiful pictures... But it sure would be nice to have a vegetarian-bible to try out new and interesting recipes from, instead of "always" returning to classics:)

    //Pia, vegetarian for ages:)

  2. Couldn't agree more! I love this book. More to the point, my it-must-have-meat-in-it partner has loved the results too. A serious competitor for Leiths' Vegetarian Bible.

  3. Looks like a great book. Now I am waiting for you to post a recipe and photo of a yummy dish! I absolutely love cooksbooks. I think last count was coming upon 200. I also subscribe to a few food magazines also and am running out of space for that collection. A friend of mine, we always joke saying if we fixed one new recipe everyday for the rest of our lives out of our collection of books and magazines, we would never die! I just wish there were more hours in the day to play!

  4. Holler, thanks for the tip. I'm not a vegetarian, but I cook and enjoy a lot of vegetarian dishes and I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. Cheers!

  5. Hi winedeb,
    I am hot on the case!
    I made the fried cheese from Cyprus, which I shall be adding later! It was delicious! Graham missed out trying some, so i have promised to make it again tonight (luckily I have more halloumi in the fridge!).

  6. Hello hellojed,
    Thanks for stopping by!
    I hope I can tempt you with some of the recipes from this cookbook!

  7. It's me again. I was just reading some of my email and I get a recipe emailed to me everyday (almost) from Vegetarian Times and I thought you might enjoy also. Go to and sign up for the free recipes. They have some nice ones and EASY!

  8. Thanks winedeb,
    I didn't know about the Vegetarian Times emails. I will give it a go! That was a kind thought!


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