The Middle Path Cookbook: A Vegetarian Awakening!

by Jay Disney

The Overlook Press, April, 2002.
Hardcover, 256 pages.
ISBN: 1585672602

The Middle Path Cookbook: A Vegetarian Awakening! by Jay Disney Vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular. People decide to take up a no-meat lifestyle for many different reasons: philosophical, religious or health reasons are the most common reasons for becoming a Vegan. Jay Disney, the author of Let There Be Lite shares his holistic approach to food in his newest book. A vegetarian himself, Disney embraces the Middle Path -- that is, a path of moderation in all things. His latest cookbook is aimed at carnivores who are hesitant about the whole vegetarian thing, but are willing to take a chance on a different way of cooking and eating. Unlike his last cookbook, not all of the recipes are low-fat; there are some included, however. But high or low fat, they are all quite delicious.

Even the most devout carnivore is sure to enjoy Onion Quiche, Risotto Con Funghi, Cheese Souffle, Viva Italia Penne and Santa Fe Corn Chowder. And for dessert, why not try the Steamed Miniature Chocolate Cakes, the Dangerous Pecan Sandies, or Mocha Nut Thins? The recipes are easy to follow, although some take more work than others. A handy section at the end of the book, called Informational Digressions, answers such questions as whether fresh is always better, and an Ingredients and Techniques Section has some very helpful definitions and cooking instructions. Altogether, this is a useful cookbook which will appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike.

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This review was published in the April, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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