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Ayla
Feb 12th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Does such a thing exist? I'm very much a visual person and cookbooks without pictures just don't do it for me. So, if someone could recommend a few that are good, I'd really appreciate it!

tofutofu
Sep 4th, 2006, 07:59 AM
Hi. I feel the same. I need the pictures. But anyway last week i bought the BEST vegan book ever. it is amazing and with pictures. "The Vegan Cookbok" by Tony Weston & Yvonne Bishop. Everything i have made so far has been incredible!:D


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegan-Cookbook-Mouthwatering-Recipes-Occasions/dp/0600609154/sr=8-1/qid=1157349576/ref=sr_1_1/202-8707431-5274210?ie=UTF8&s=gateway

thats it..

Mr Flibble
Sep 4th, 2006, 06:07 PM
There's lots of books out there that aren't written for vegans (even vegetarians) that have a high percentage (sometimes 95%) of recipes that are either vegan or easily adaptable. Pictures cost money (both to buy rights for/commission and to print) so they tend to only be in books from large publishers.

thecatspajamas1
Sep 4th, 2006, 07:24 PM
I get a lot of recipes from www.vegweb.com (http://www.vegweb.com) and they have a lot of featured recipes with photos.

Korn
Sep 9th, 2006, 01:19 PM
There's lots of books out there that aren't written for vegans (even vegetarians) that have a high percentage (sometimes 95%) of recipes that are either vegan or easily adaptable. Pictures cost money (both to buy rights for/commission and to print) so they tend to only be in books from large publishers.

One such book, with lots of pictures in it, is 'World Food Cafe', by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott (one of them is a photographer).

http://www.africabookcentre.com/acatalog/World_Food_cafe.jpg


Another cookbook which has lots of pictures (this one is 100% vegan), is The Artful Vegan - fresh flavors from The Millenium Restaurant.

http://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/img/cover_artful.jpg

Troutina
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:19 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/184476267X.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V50662163_.jpg

Vegan Recipes, edited by Nicola Graimes.
Really lovely book, loads of pictures [including of the making process].
Information at the start, so really useful for a new vegan.
It includes a few general meal ideas, then starters, main, salads, breads&baking, and desserts.

Linxie
May 17th, 2007, 01:24 PM
Can anyone recommend a good vegan cook book with photos please?

I am such a rubbish cook that I need to at least know what it is meant to look like! :o

All the books I have been looking at so far in the shops have no pictures

Mr Flibble
May 17th, 2007, 01:32 PM
What genre of food?

Pictures are expensive (to produce and print), so publishing companies for vegan books tend not to use many.

Linxie
May 17th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Anything really as I have no books so far although some of my vegetarian books do have a lot of vegan recipes in. I suppose I could try the library.

Or just learn to cook a bit better :D

Mr Flibble
May 17th, 2007, 01:56 PM
If you scroll up you'll see some mentioned in this thread.

I can't recomend the Millenium Cookbook for UK readers wanting a book with recipes they can just make without adaption; it has too many specialist ingredients that are hard to find here (food grade cocoa butter for instance isn't available unless you have access to wholesalers).

I have this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1842159062) Nicola Graimes book that is OK. Cherry has another one which is actually the same book without different cover and name. Not sure whether the one Troutina mentioned is another identical one.

fiamma
May 17th, 2007, 02:54 PM
There's the Candle Cafe Cookbook - some wondeful recipes but a lot call for quite exotic ingredients, I suppose it depends if you're looking for an everyday recipe book, or one for more special occasions.

DancingWillow
May 17th, 2007, 07:57 PM
my mom got me a vegetarian cookbook with wonderful pictures. most of the recipes are vegan or easy to veganize. the recipes i've tried are really good and the book has so many! the book is called The Little Big Vegetarian Book
(http://www.amazon.com/The-Little-Big-Vegetatian-Book/dp/8889272333/ref=sr_1_4/103-1322125-9581460?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179424629&sr=8-4)

absentmindedfan
May 17th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Why spend money when you can trawl the net for free? :D

Vegan Lunch Box (http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/)

Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/)

Vegalicious (http://www.vegalicious.org/)

VeganYumYum (http://www.veganyumyum.com/)

Have Cake, Will Travel (http://havecakewilltravel.com/)


(http://vegweb.com/)

Mr Flibble
May 17th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Theres lots of good sites out there (why is Cherry's not on that list?), but in general the really really good stuff (i.e. those written by restuarants and food experts) tends to be in books.

auntierozzi
May 17th, 2007, 09:20 PM
AMF, do you print off recipes and keep them in an organized file for the next time?

absentmindedfan
May 17th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Theres lots of good sites out there (why is Cherry's not on that list?), but in general the really really good stuff (i.e. those written by restuarants and food experts) tends to be in books.

D'oh!


AMF, do you print off recipes and keep them in an organized file for the next time?

Nope. Unless I'm baking, where I need to be precise, I use recipes to learn what is in dishes and/or any specifics of how they are cooked, or to inspire me. When I come to cook them I just sort of chuck it all together and see how it goes.

Mr Flibble
May 17th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Cookings like lots of things - if you work out what's basically going on and learn the building blocks by heart then you can figure out hundreds (thousands) of recipes with a reasonable degree of success from those without too much effort. This excellent (http://www.amazon.co.uk/McGee-Food-Cooking-Encyclopedia-Kitchen/dp/0340831499/ref=pd_bowtega_1/026-0939923-5434048?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179431115&sr=1-1) book has no recipes and no pictures (well, not many) but tonnes of info about each ingredient you're likely to come across. This (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Chefs-Culinary-Institute-America/dp/0471349976/ref=pd_sbs_b_1/026-0939923-5434048?ie=UTF8&qid=1179431184&sr=1-1) knife skills book has lots of pictures and is about 50% vegan applicable.

fiamma
May 17th, 2007, 11:38 PM
That second one would look nice in the lobby of the Bates Motel :eek:

cherrywisp
Dec 2nd, 2007, 03:27 PM
I personally don't care if it's expensive for them to have pictures in the book, I only like cookbooks with pictures and if there are any out there I'm going to pick those over cookbooks without pictures! I'll pay more to have pictures :D

justdewit38
Jan 28th, 2008, 08:41 AM
ten talents, or seven talents I am not sure-the book is in my car and it is COLD!- is full of pictures. It looks to be very good. It also has little vegan info and quotes from people who promote vegetarianism and veganism (is that a word?) on the edges of the pages. A dear friend from my church gave it to me. It does have some recipes I think that may have honey in them, but not many if at all, but no other animal products. Beautiful pictures. Has some info about the five loaves restaurant also.

journey
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:30 PM
The Joy of Vegan Baking is a good one for desserts, with lots of pictures.

Yes, I have to havethe pictures, too, and I love the idea of saving money by getting recipes from the internet, but that just isn't the same for me. Nothing like having a nice fat book full of pictures to motivate some cooking.

Sluggie
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:12 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/184476267X.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V50662163_.jpg

Vegan Recipes, edited by Nicola Graimes.
Really lovely book, loads of pictures [including of the making process].
Information at the start, so really useful for a new vegan.
It includes a few general meal ideas, then starters, main, salads, breads&baking, and desserts.
I bought this one recently, and really like it. Easy to follow recipes without loads of hard-to-find ingredients, and so far everything I've tried has turned out well.