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Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
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Read from June 30 to July 05, 2011

Visually stunning photographs of gourmet vegetarian faire! While on vacation, I attempted to take a photo of some food we were enjoying. Much to my surprise, I had a great deal of trouble! I now have a new appreciation for food photographers! Anyway, it's a beautiful cookbook with delicious sounding recipes. It's the kind of recipe book I would use on the weekend or when I have bags of time as the recipes are very detailed.

Update: We've now tried four of the recipes with 50% sucess! The recipes are:
1. Roasted parsnips and sweet potatoes with caper vinaigrette - fabulous! Anyone who says they don't like vegetables hasn't tried this recipe!!
2. Leek fritters - Disappointing. Bland. Odd spice combination.
3.Eggplant with buttermilk sauce - Blah! Boring. It couldn't decide whether it wanted to be sweet or savory! Recipe said to roast eggplant at 200-degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. I had to read it twice! I've never roasted anything at 200-degrees! Sure enough after 40 minutes the eggplant was still thoroughly uncooked! Sauce was quite runny, didn't look like fabulous illustration!
4. Sweet potato cakes - delicious! The recipe included a sauce which was superfluous & didn't compliment the sweet potato cakes.
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