With an emphasis on using sustainably-produced ingredients, Leon: Fast Vegetarian enables you to make the most of the fresh vegetables available in markets, supermarkets and even your own kitchen garden.
Eating less - or no - meat is a practice that more and more people are adopting. But until now, it has been hard to find a book that presents perfectly delicious and healthy recipes that also have an emphasis on speedy preparation.
This collection of more than 150 really simple, really fast recipes is a treat for vegivores everywhere. The first part of the book offers 'Star Turns', those vegetable-based dishes that can stand alone as a whole meal. There are fantastic ideas for breakfast and brunch, pasta, grains and pulses, pies and bakes, rice and curry, and unbeatable kids' meals.
The second half of the book focuses on the 'Supporting Cast', and explores accompaniments and smaller plates. Chapters include grazing dishes, sides, and pickles, salsas, chutneys and dressings.
About the Authors
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good.
When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner). There are now thirteen restaurants in the Leon chain, serving over 70,000 people a week.
Jane Baxter is co-author of The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won Best First Book and Work on British Food at the Guild of Food Writers' awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Cafe before becoming the Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on local food matters in Devon and hosting food events in unusual locations.
Henry Dimbleby also co-authored Leon: Naturally Fast Food and Leon: Baking & Puddings. He and John Vincent are currently advising the UK government with their School Food Plan.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th March 2014
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 20.2 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.33
Edition Number: 1