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* World-of the-East Vegetarian Cooking, Madhur Jaffrey, Knopf, 1981.

I have never given serious thought to becoming a food faddist. I have too long cherished the likes of meat and fish and poultry ever to consider becoming a vegetarian. If, through some miracle, I decided to resort to a vegetable diet forever, this new book by Madhur Jaffrey, who is to my mind the finest authority on Indian cooking in America, would be my bible. It is by far the most comprehensive, fascinating, and inspired book on vegetable cookery that I have encountered. Whether or not you are a vegetarian, it is a valuable work offering an incredible number of good recipes to appeal to any cook. The recipes are adapted from the cuisines of India, Bali, Japan, China, the Far Eastern and Middle Eastern countries β€œwhere vegetarian cookery is an age-old tradition.”