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Book Review #12: The Global Vegetarian


Author: Mridu Shailaj Thanki, Juhee Prabha Rathor, Vandana Shailaj Thanki
Pages: 189
Publisher: Body & Soul Books (an imprint of Leadstart Publishing)
Cover image: Suhita Mitra

  • Ratings-

Cover : 3/5
Title : 4/5
Blurb : 4/5
Theme : 3.5/5
Overall : 4/5

  • Blurb:

Although the majority of people around the world are not traditionally vegetarian, there is an increasing trend towards it. Not so long ago, travelers found it challenging to locate any vegetarian food options outside their own homes and regions. This is no longer the case as vegetarianism has gained support, particularly in countries that were once exclusively non-vegetarian. For reasons of health, personal beliefs as well as ecology, more and more people now recognize the value of a vegetarian diet and most menus offer vegetarian options. As the number of people traveling globally has increased exponentially, they have also been exposed to different cultures and cuisines. This in turn has led to a burgeoning interest in innovative as well as traditional vegetarian cooking. This book brings together international flavors, foods and cooking techniques, selected from the world travels of the three authors and their passionate interest in gastronomy, one of the finest spices of life. They joyously present a plethora of vegetarian dishes for family meals as well as for entertaining friends. This vegetarian collection of delicious dishes is an integral part of the mainstream, culinary experience

  • Review-

The Global Vegetarian is a recipe book comprising of all the vegetarian dishes from all around the world. I being a big time foodie was thrilled when I received it for reviewing. Thanks Leadstart for sending me a copy 🙂

The book starts with categorizing the recipes into 3 parts-

  1. Travelogue recipes: collected from family and friends in different parts of the world, representing mainly the staple food of the country.
  2. Recipes from doorstep: based on working out ingredients and method of cooking through trial and error.
  3. Recipes of creative imagination: invented by the authors themselves.

Also, the meaning of vegetarianism and the importance it holds in our culture has been described at the very beginning of the book, making one excited about the recipes that would be followed.

It is not a regular recipe book, but much different from the ones in its genre. Many tips and techniques about cooking have been shared and a detailed description of various terms related to cooking has been mentioned for readers to understand.

The recipes have been categorized very well into Breakfast & Brunch, Snacks & Tid-bits, Lunch & Dinner, Starters, Mains, Sides, Salads, Dressings, Desserts & Afters. Also, an alphabetical arrangement of all the recipes has been mentioned at the end, making it very easy for the readers to locate a recipe in the book.

  • Verdict:

An awesome treat for the vegetarian foodies. A must pick recipe book. (4/5)
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