Title: Veg Every Day!
Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Page Count/Review Word Count: 418
I wasn’t expecting great things from this book, and in fact I nearly didn’t pick it up. I doubt I would have if it was full price, but it was on sale for just £1 in a charity shop, and it was also part of a pile where they were selling two books for £1, too. I’d already picked up one and so I figured, what the hell? It was basically free.
I’ve worked through a bunch of different vegan and vegetarian cookbooks of late, and not all of them have been good. This one has probably been the best of all of the vegetarian ones, but I still had to put some work in to veganise a bunch of the recipes. But I can’t exactly complain about that because I knew what was coming when I went into it.
And in fact, there are some cracking recipes in here, including my personal favourite, which is a herby, peanutty noodle salad. That isn’t the only recipe that I took away from this one, but it’s definitely the one that I’m likely to make the most often and it’s also the main recipe that springs to mind when I think of this one.
The truth is that this is such a hefty tome of recipes that there’s going to be something there for everyone, even if you’re a carnivore. There was so much choice here that it was enough to push it into a list of my top five favourite cookbooks that I recently filmed for my vegan YouTube channel. Not a bad effort, especially because it was the only one on the list that was a vegetarian cookbook as opposed to a vegan one.
Honestly though, this is the kind of book where there are so many recipes that there’s something there for everyone, including for die-hard meat eaters. It’s actually one of the few cookbooks that I’ve come across that’s arguably worth the full recommended retail price. So basically, I’d recommend this one, because the recipes were super tasty and super easy to make.
Still, if you’re looking for your first vegan cookbook, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. Pick up one of the Bosh cookbooks or a copy of Vegan on the Go. But if you’re reducing your meat intake or looking for veggie recipes, there are worse places to look than this.