Wednesday, 16 March 2011

veg James McIntosh Review

If my mum saw me writing a feature about vegetables and my love of them, she would possibly fall off the chair she was seated on. As a child I point blank refused to eat anything that looked, was called or even I believed was a vegetable.
Now I adore the taste and versatility of my greens (plus oranges and purples) and due to a rather fabulous win a while ago of a years organic veg box, I had the opportunity to try new ones and some old favourites.

I recently reviewed cake by James McIntosh read here and loved the fact that its a little pocket book and as I flicked through the recipes just seem so easy, I commented then was not sure if the compact book made it appear easy

and happily the results of my cake making were simple and more importantly tasty.

veg is the same style min book, 50 recipes all with James giving tips and ideas.
I loved the Lyonnaise vegetables which he says is normally a word associated with potatoes like boulangere and dauphinoise (seen below)and asks whats the difference?

 Vegetarian mains and vegetable accompaniments at

an everyday price...

veg. is a book full of 50 recipes, 25 vegetarian mains and 25 vegetable accompaniments with variations to give a total of over 120 family meal solutions at an everyday price, providing nutritious, good wholesome

family food. veg. saves money on food and fuel bills.

About the Author

Food is all James McIntosh has ever known. Having grown up on a farm in Northern Ireland and studied Home Economics to Masters level, it was inevitable that his love of food would become his vocation.

In 2004, at the age of 26, James set up ‘Whisk’ (the only Home Economics Consultancy in the UK) to provide support and advice to manufacturers, retailers

and distributors of food and kitchen products. James has previously worked for the Le Cordon Bleu cookery schools and the Good Housekeeping Institute. He lives in London, travels a lot and loves to visit the farm in Northern Ireland where it all began, to see his family and find out what the neighbours are up to!

veg. is James’s third book. His first book, mix., was the winner of the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the Best Series of Food Books in the World. dinner., the second book in the series, is also available to buy now. cake., the final book in the series.

To recreate James’ veg recipes pick up your copy of 'veg' (£4.99)
 from, Amazon or all good bookstores.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds great, I love my veg and especially brussel sprouts, yum!