Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Best Vegetarian Book in the World – Gourmand Winner)

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Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Best Vegetarian Book in the World – Gourmand Winner)

Adjudged as BEST VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD 2006 by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, this book features traditional Andhra recipes as taught by an illustrious Indian Grandmother. She is Mrs. Subhadra Rau Parigi, fondly known as Pedatha, the eldest offspring of India’s former President Bharat Ratna Dr. V.V.Giri. A passionate cook, Pedatha s recipes are much sought after by friends and relatives. Her cooking has remained unchanged in the face of changing times, still retaining the traditi

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  1. Anupa "reader, cook" says:
    37 of 40 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A book worth having in your kitchen library, December 11, 2007
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    This review is from: Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Best Vegetarian Book in the World – Gourmand Winner) (Hardcover)

    Looking for a South Indian Veg. cookbook with clear instructions, well laid out text, images of raw ingredients and finished products, tips on getting things “just so”, and suggestions for variations in case you have the urge to try the same dish with other materials? Look no further, because “Cooking with Pedatha” has all these features. The end products are authentic and taste like home cooked food (quite unlike most over spiced and greasy restaurant food) and leave you wanting to try more recipes. You will need to be able to get to an Indian store to get some ingredients but they can be used in multiple recipes and it is worth your time to do so. I hope you enjoy the book as I have since owning it the last month or so.

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  2. Subhadra Moorthy says:
    45 of 50 people found the following review helpful:
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    Simply Fantastic, July 19, 2006
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    Subhadra Moorthy (Houston, TX USA) –
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    This review is from: Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Best Vegetarian Book in the World – Gourmand Winner) (Hardcover)

    This book is well organized, concise and not overwhelming – in the past I have stayed away from preparing many traditional South Indian dishes because of their complexity, but they have been organized so well here that I now feel like preparing them!!!

    This book has recipes that should be regarded as FAMILY HEIRLOOMS and most of these recipes are several centuries old.

    Pedatha actually worked 1st hand with people AT LEAST FOUR GENERATIONS older than the current, using age old methods, plus she has worked in modern kitchens using new technology and I think she is truly the missing link

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  3. Sanjay K. Aiyagari says:
    26 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
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    Great!, June 12, 2006
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    Sanjay K. Aiyagari (Sunnyvale, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Cooking at Home with Pedatha (Best Vegetarian Book in the World – Gourmand Winner) (Hardcover)

    The explanations in this book are wonderful, and the results are amazing! Very clear, well-defined instructions to get the best in Indian vegetarian cooking! The book is divided into sections based on the different types of foods, along with explanations of the various spices used, and sprinkled along the way with the tips from Pedatha, the master chef herself.

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  4. Midwest Book Review says:
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    A wealth of wonderful recipes, November 11, 2001
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    This review is from: Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies (Paperback)

    Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies is the ideal “starter” book for anyone wishing to convert to a vegetarian culinary lifestyle. Fun and easy, the recipes are enhanced with superb color photographs and instructions that are simple, straightforward, and consistently reliable. In addition to a wealth of wonderful recipes, the novice vegetarian is also treated to a “reader friendly” guide to vegetarian basics, a description of the vegetarian kitchen, the tools and techniques of vegetarian basics, and some very good “tips, tricks and techniques” for adapting recipes to a vegetarian format. There is an invaluable section offering ten reasons to cook vegetarian, ten practical vegetarian cookbooks, ten helpful websites; and ten online sources of ingredients; as well as a metric conversion guide, an index, and book registration information. From dips, spreads, and soups to salads, entrees, and side dishes, to breads, rolls and desserts, Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies is an enthusiastically recommended reference for vegetarian dining from the ordinary family meal to the extraordinary holiday event menu.

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  5. Kate Amstutz "Kate A." says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
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    Very informative, fantastic find., February 6, 2009
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    Kate Amstutz “Kate A.” (Orrville, Ohio United States) –
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    This review is from: Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies (Paperback)

    I love this book. It is so easy to follow and has so much great information in it, it makes cooking and eating healthier and adventure in learning instead of a chore.

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  6. Emely M. Iverson says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
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    Wonderful learning book, September 15, 2010
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    This review is from: Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies (Paperback)

    Intimidated of the word quinoa? Maybe tofu? Don’t be! As a beginner vegetarian (or one who’s been living on frozen veggie burgers for a while like me…) this is an absolutely wonderful book to help you learn what some of the foods you had maybe heard about but were to scared to try are like — and in an easy to understand format. I love this book! :)

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