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‘Challenges the palate with familiar spices in new and unusual ways... Wells shows how different spices can be used to jazz up even the most common vegetarian ingredients.’
Associated Press on Global Vegetarian Kitchen

'Small Planet is definitely an invitation to cook new recipes that will rock your world.'

‘This book demonstrates the amazing worldwide diversity of vegetarian ingredients and shows how just about every non-Western culture in the world has developed healthy non-meat cuisine.’
The Vegetarian Society on The World in Your Kitchen

Vegetarians and vegans with a taste for the international cuisine will love The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook. Troth Wells has done a fabulous job of selecting recipes, and the publisher did equally impressive work in designing the book. - Portland Book Reviews.

The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook introduces a global spread of delicious low-impact vegetarian dishes. There’s something particularly enticing about a meal made up of several ‘small’ dishes, as with Middle Eastern mezze or Spanish tapas. Troth Wells has taken this style of cooking and enjoying food and given it an exciting global dimension.

Western livestock-rearing and industrial production of meat is not a model that can be projected worldwide - even if it were desirable. Moving towards a more vegetable-based diet is the only sustainable and healthy way to feed the world. Not everyone can or will give up eating meat at once, but this exciting Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook will help the change.

Some of the best non-meat dishes come from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and we have selected a range of highlights. From the tempting coconut milk rich dishes of South India, to the warming bean and chilli concoctions of South America; from the fragrant soups and stir-fries of Thailand to the delicate wat stews of Ethiopia, this cookbook has intriguing tastes for every palate.

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And to reflect the wealth of vegetarian and non-dairy meals, the book is presented in mezze (or spread of dishes) style – dips that can also accompany a main dish; crispy salads that you may like to start a meal with; a ‘main’ course that could also be a starter and vice versa…. these tasty, easy recipes offer freedom from a standard menu approach and invite you to experiment with exciting tastes, colors and flavours. The extraordinary abundance of nutritious plant foods give great opportunities to conjure them into delicious, planet-friendly meals.

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This book enables you to roam freely, experimenting with different combinations. Think small – small dishes, lots of them, for our small planet.

Free Recipes

About the Author Troth Wells was a co-editor at New Internationalist for over 30 years. She is the author of a number of cookbooks, most recently the best-selling World of Street Food and Global Vegetarian Kitchen.

Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 252 mm x 180 mm
Page extent: 256
Publication date: October 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-078-5

Date added: April 20, 2012

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  1. #1 Simone Wright 24 Sep 12

    Hi, could you confirm the date this book will be available? I'm thinking of ordering it as a birthday present - birthday is the 22nd October.

  2. #2 brandon miles 31 Aug 13

    Thanks for the Free Recipes-I don't know why I eat meat,i cant cook but these recipes are great.

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