My 6 Favourite Vegetarian Cookbooks

Here is a list of my 6 favourite vegetarian cookbooks. Feel free to add to it!


1. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi: my favourite by far! Published in 2010 it contains many of Ottolenghi’s recipes from his New Vegetarian column in the Guardian’s Weekend magazine. Lots of different inspirations from middle eastern to French.

2. The Green World Cookbook by Rachel Demuth: this was my first vegetarian cookbook, bought by my husband after a superb diner at Demuths restaurant in Bath. Simple and elegant.

3. River Cottage Veg Every Day! by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: over 200 hundred recipes inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Summer as a vegetarian. Lots of different cuisines inspiration to suits all taste.

4. Accidental Vegetarian by Simon Rimmer: collection of recipes that are quick to prepare from Rimmer’s Greens restaurant. Rimmer is himself a meat eater and most recipes are designed to please non-vegeterian palates.

5. Gaia’s Kitchen by Julia Ponsonby: straight from the kitchen of Schumacher College here are many vegetarian recipes inspired by Mediterranean, Californian, Indian, and Mexican cooking. Great if you have to feed a crowd as most recipes include 2 sets of ingredients for either 4-6 persons or 35-40 persons.

6. Vegetarian Supercook by Rose Elliot: since 1967 Rose Elliott has been writing books on vegetarian cooking (55 books in total!). Vegetarian Supercook has straightforward recipes to cover all basis. I also like Veggie Chic which has recipes perfect for entertaining.


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