Veg: The Cookbook

Veg: The Cookbook


By (author) Gregg Wallace

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  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 253mm x 21mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845334531
  • ISBN 13: 9781845334536
  • Illustrations note: 70 Colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,513,172

Product description

Veg is a delicious account of the wealth of vegetables grown in Britain today: how to choose them, prepare them and cook with them. As a passionate believer in buying veg locally in order to get the best quality, broadcaster, greengrocer and veg expert Gregg Wallace covers all the varieties that you're likely to want to eat. In "Veg", he describes the flavour and texture of every main variety of each vegetable included and identifies the pick of the bunch. Gregg encourages you to buy good local produce in season and helps you to distinguish between the freshest samples and their more tired counterparts. As well as instructions for cooking each vegetable to perfection in any way you can think of - from roasting, frying and grilling to boiling and steaming - there are over 120 delicious, easy, homely recipes covering every veg included in the book. Most of these dishes take no more than a few minutes to cook, proving beyond doubt that vegetables make the perfect healthy fast food.

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Author information

Co-presenter of BBC2's Masterchef Goes Large and Radio 4's Veg Talk, Gregg Wallace is an expert on British vegetables. He works with and sources veg for some of London's top restaurants and runs a successful fruit and veg stall in Borough Market. Gregg spent one and a half years presenting BBC2's Saturday Kitchen, and he writes for several newspapers and magazines, including BBC Good Food and Olive magazines.

Review quote

'A book with something for everyone.' Daily Telegraph 'Packed with homely recipes, the emphasis is on keeping things simple - but above all, delicious.' Real Homes 'No idea what to do with weird and wacky veg, such as salsify and Swiss chard? Get Gregg Wallace's Veg: The Cookbook for the answers.' Eve magazine 'Masterchef co-presenter Gregg Wallace knows his onions - and his aubergines, too.' Daily Mail

Table of contents

introduction organics artichokes and cardoons asparagus aubergine beans beetroot bok choi and pak choi broccoli brussels sprouts cabbages carrots cauliflower celeriac celery chard chicory chillies courgettes and marrows fennel garlic leeks mushrooms onions and shallots parsnips peas peppers potato salsify samphire spinach squash and pumpkin swede sweetcorn tomatoes turnips index