Everything That Used To Have Eggs, Is Now Vegan


...Due to poor formatting and dreadful English I can't recommend this book. It might be of interest to vegans, but with recipe ingredients like "Chocolate Cake Mix" this probably won't be too much use. ...

Due to poor formatting and dreadful English I can’t recommend this book. It might be of interest to vegans, but with recipe ingredients like “Chocolate Cake Mix” and “Egg Replacer” without stating what egg replacer is, this probably won’t be too much use.

The English is appalling throughout: for example “This part of book includes introduction to vegan diet such as what is vegan diet?” The formatting is similarly odd, with missed spaces, and the formatting of recipes and lists is erratic with extra spaces and indents creeping in.¬†Occasionally it confuses vegetarian and vegan.

I was on page 5 when I wanted to stop reading. Contradictory statements in the same paragraph (e.g. everyone in Britain and America is vegetarian, followed immediately by the line that breakfast must have a fried egg or omelette in it), wore me out so I skipped ahead to the recipes. One nice feature here was the pictorial instructions at the end of a few of the recipes, but only a few of them have them.

The recipes are disappointing. It is padded with bread recipes which is a slight cheat as most of them don’t have egg in the recipe anyway. Several others seem to be standard recipes with the word Soy inserted in front of milk and butter without necessarily allowing for the different texture and flavour. All the measurements are in US format, so if you aren’t familiar with ‘cups’ that could be a problem, but the real issue are the ingredients themselves. If you take a close look at the recipes you will find ingredients like “Chocolate Cake Mix” and similar listed. e.g. make a chocolate cake by taking a packet mix and adding soy milk…¬†I am stopping the review here because I am stretching to find something nice to say about this book. I can’t recommend it. It is a two, possibly a one, and this probably won’t be too much use to vegans either.

As I said, due to poor formatting and dreadful English I can’t recommend it, which is a shame as a good vegan cookbook would be extremely useful.

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rz3300 (2 October 2016)
Well despite the non-recommendation, I am a little curious just to see how dreadful this English is, and maybe it might be a little entertaining at least. Or, maybe a work that needs some saving. Not sure, but maybe worth a peak.

jessica (4 October 2016)
But is it vegan "Chocolate Cake mix?" o_O

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