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The Vegetarian Kitchen

The Vegetarian Kitchen

by Prue Leith and Peta Leith


Prue Leith and niece Peta (a longtime vegetarian) have written a user-friendly book filled with recipes for “simple, rustic and flavorsome" dishes. Cooks new to meat-free eating, who need advice on how to plan a meal without a meaty centerpiece, or how to use vegan ingredients, will find its approach particularly useful. Peta trained as a patisserie chef, and the cakes and puddings are a highlight, yet pleasingly ‘uncheffy’ to make.

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Discover 100 delicious, heartwarming vegetarian and vegan recipes in The Vegetarian Kitchen by Prue Leith – celebrated chef and Bake Off judge – and her niece Peta Leith, a former chef at The Ivy and lifelong vegetarian.

This gorgeous cookbook features simple, meat-free family dishes that bring delight to the extended Leith family table, time and time again. Recipes include Black Bean Chilli with Lime Salsa, Blackberry and Lemon Pavlova and Lemon and Bing Cherry and Almond Cake. Forty-two of these recipes can be made vegan.

We all need easy and delicious foods – whether on busy weeknights or drawn-out Sunday lunches. This book contains nourishing, refreshing, joyful main meals, many of which are vegan, and all of which bring their combined wealth of cookery knowledge to your kitchen.

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Q&A with Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Q&A with Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Prue Leith, a presenter of The Great British Bake Off, has partnered with her niece, Peta Leith, a professional pastry chef, to write The Vegetarian Kitchen. Kerstin Rodgers interviewed the pair over Zoom about their collaboration, how they handled lockdown, friendship with food-writing legends Mary Berry and Elizabeth David, and what life is really like in the Bake Off tent.