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 Post subject: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Does anyone have this cookbook? Have you seen it at a brick and mortar bookstore or at the library? Is there an online preview or recipes posted somewhere?

Amazon doesn't allow a "Look inside" feature with this book, there is no ebook version and therefore no kindle sample, and my library doesn't carry it, but I want to know how many recipes are (A) good and (B) can be veganized. If you've seen this cookbook, please let me know!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:14 pm 
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I saw it in a bookstore but only had time for a very quick look... there were nice-looking pictures, but I came across animal ingredients in all the (few) recipes I looked at.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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Nice looking cookbook!
I haven't seen it yet but I have many of his previous ones. He has repeated recipes.
I would venture it is vegan friendly based on his other cookbooks, but I can't be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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FYI, the amazon review says:
Most of the recipes can be easily made vegan by swapping out agave for honey, using olive oil in place of butter, or by omitting the cheese and eggs (there are relatively few recipes that call for either).

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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saveur wrote:
FYI, the amazon review says:
Most of the recipes can be easily made vegan by swapping out agave for honey, using olive oil in place of butter, or by omitting the cheese and eggs (there are relatively few recipes that call for either).


So that answers that question, but I would still love to hear from anyone who has cooked out of it. I found one recipe that's vegetarian but not vegan posted online but in addition to needing to be veganized, it's sweet for my taste. Does anyone know if most of the recipes are savory or sweet?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:40 pm 
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If I find out I will let you know. In any case, I bet there is probably something similar to this one, which is from his previous cookbook:

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/03 ... ck-olives/

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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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saveur wrote:
If I find out I will let you know.


Thank you!

saveur wrote:
In any case, I bet there is probably something similar to this one, which is from his previous cookbook:

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/03 ... ck-olives/


That looks wonderful!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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The "Look inside" feature for this cookbook is now available at Amazon and includes the index. I'm tempted to purchase it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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My parents bought it for my girlfriend for Christmas. We haven't had the opportunity to make any of the recipes yet, but I have had a look through. Pretty much every recipe seems to call for ghee and honey, but as someone said above they're pretty easy to substitute, so there are plenty of nice looking, veganisable recipes in there.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:26 am 
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Quail wrote:
My parents bought it for my girlfriend for Christmas. We haven't had the opportunity to make any of the recipes yet, but I have had a look through. Pretty much every recipe seems to call for ghee and honey, but as someone said above they're pretty easy to substitute, so there are plenty of nice looking, veganisable recipes in there.


Thanks! If you post about your experiences making recipes from it here that would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegetarian Tagines and Couscous by Ghillie Basan
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Looks like it is a combination of recipes from the previous books (at least some) because this is still a repeat (as per the index):

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/03 ... ck-olives/

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