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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook by Deborah Madison --Easy or complicated recipes?

Thinking of getting this cookbook for a gift--are the recipes complicated or relatively easy?

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  1. Most are relatively easy and straightforward. She has another cookbook, Greens, that is a little more involved but also produces very delicious food.

    1. I agree with the mostly-easy assessment, but I would add that this book is very informative aside from the recipes. If your gift-recipient is a nascent veg fan, it's a great buy. If your recipient is fairly far into veg. cookery, he/she may already have it. Inquire slyly, I guess.

      It is a good book. Buy yourself one while you're at it! :)

      1. Mostly very easy.
        It's a great book, really. Great reference, and lots of good recipes, including my favorite little nut cookie.

        1. Mostly easy, and my favorite everyday cookbook. I've given it as a gift several times, mostly to non vegetarians, all of whom report using it frequently.

          1. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. Some people say it's too simple, but that's exactly what I like about it. The dishes turn out delicious, even though they're simple. And there are enough complicated recipes that if you're in the mood for a challengs, they're available.

            And it's HUGE. Something for every occassion. My friend bought me a copy and she and I e-mail each other all the time about "Madison's this" and "Madison's that."

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            1. re: Pei

              Yes, Pei, exactly, the beauty of it is the simplicity. Everything I have made has come out well, and the results are more than the sum of their parts.