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 Post subject: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:16 pm 
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I really like the new cookbook room. It seems like it will be much more convenient than having to search through the kitchen and library for ideas on what to cook from all my books.

Anyway, I just picked up Party Vegan by Robin Robertson. I haven't cooked anything from it yet, but wanted to start a thread for it in case anyone has been more ambitious than me.

Based upon just reading the book, I'm happy with the purchase. The menus seem well thought out with a good balance of foods. The major drawback is the lack of photos. (Ideally, I would like to see Party Vegan and Vegan Table mate and produce and offspring with the gorgeous design of Vegan Table and the well planned menus of Party Vegan).

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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This is on my wish list, so I'd love to help but as of yet can't. Will be monitoring this thread with interest thoguh.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:23 pm 
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ooohh! i want this book! I've got her 'vegan on the cheap' book and I adore it, so i'm sure this new book will be just as impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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I tested for this and will be doing a giveaway for it during MoFo with a review. The wrapped seitan roulades are on of my favorite recipes, perfect for holiday cooking and they can be refrigerated until baking. So good! There are loads of great recipes in there.

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 Post subject: Party Vegan (Robin Robertson)
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Sorry if there is already a thread on this - I did a quick search but couldn't find one.

I just got this book for Christmas (Mom and I had an early Christmas), but I have't really heard anything about it. Does anyone else have it? What are your favourite recipes?


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan (Robin Robertson)
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This has been on my "for later" list on Amazon. I've been waiting till I see some reviews on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan (Robin Robertson)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:42 pm 
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I bought this, flipped through it, and haven't made anything from it yet. I usually love Robertson's cookbooks but my instinct with this one is that I won't be using it that much for entertaining. The ingredients/recipes simply don't seem very meateater friendly, which is what I need in an entertaining cookbook: minimal tofu and if there's seitan it needs to be in innocuously small pieces, nothing too vegetable/bean oriented that will make their fragile carnivore systems too farty, things that are obviously identifiable as "main course" (I love en croute anything for this). Unfortunately the meateaters I know tend not to be very culinarily adventurous (that's why they're not vegan)! I'm sure the recipes in here are good but I just probably won't be making them for guests, which was kind of the point.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan (Robin Robertson)
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I posted a thread on this when the book first came out. If you go to the last page of the threat, you should be able to find it.

I'm going to cook the Christmas menu for Christmas, so I will report back once I've actually made something from the book.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:39 pm 
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I made the Christmas menu out of this book for (suprise) Christmas. That menu is a seitan roast with porcini stuff, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, salad, spinach and an apple tart.

The eaters were me, my husband and my parents. My parents are omnis. Everyone really enjoyed the dinner, although if I made this menu again, I would half the stuffing in the seitan roast -- to me, the stuffing to seitan ratio was too high.

I only took pictures of the apple tart (so pretty), which I will get around to adding to food porn at some point. Overall, I was pleased with my first effort from the book and will be trying more menus in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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I used this book tonight for the first time - it was an epic fail. My SO and I made the spicy/smoky bbq ribz - while the sauce was delicious (I would make the sauce again for anything that requires a good bbq sauce), all of the ribz ended up in the garbage, which was such a waste. They smelled awesome while cooking, but the texture was awful - a gelatinous, spongy mess. Has anyone else had better luck with this recipe?


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:54 pm 
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I made the veggie curry, creamy noodle bake and potato latkes from this book - all really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:00 am 
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I won this book on a blog giveaway during VeganMoFo, which I was really happy about. I do enjoy Robin's book. I haven't made anything yet, because I am addicted to following menu plans and I haven't had the time to properly put one into action, but I am looking forward to the day that I do!

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:51 pm 
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I made several recipes from this book for a Christmas Eve party. They were all hits (with an all omni crowd). The recipes I made were the Spinach Walnut Phyllo Cigars, the Curried Pakora Puffs and the Chickpea Artichoke Bites with Aioli. I made all of them in advance and reheated them in the oven, which saved lots of time on party day. The Chickpea Bites were the favorite, but everything disappeared pretty quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:43 am 
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Recipes I've made from this book:
- pistachio-dusted raspberry chocolate truffles
- truffled white bean hummus
- eggplant tapenade w/polenta crostini

All were very good. The truffles come across as very fancy even though they're very easy to make. I made the other two for my Christmas party and my mom took the leftovers of both home because she liked them so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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I really liked the mini focaccias with tapenade.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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I think the appetizers are this book's strong point... I love having so many appetizers I can make ahead or just pop in the oven. Stuff we've loved:

Truffled White Bean Hummus
Pakora Puffs w/Mango Chutney
Spinach Phyllo Cigars

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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I adore 'party vegan' It was the first vegan cookbook I bought, lucky for me it was a bargain book ;) I have made several recipes from this cookbook and all have turned out fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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Not sure if this is old news or not, but this is currently $7 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Party-Vegan-Fabul ... 007SRW9EI/


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:41 pm 
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pastabake wrote:
Not sure if this is old news or not, but this is currently $7 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Party-Vegan-Fabul ... 007SRW9EI/


Thanks! This has been on my "I'll probably get it eventually" list forever. $7 is hard to beat.


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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:47 pm 
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not sure if the give away is over, but robin, the author, was giving away a copy on her blog recently

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:17 pm 
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(sigh).
so I went to buy this, and did i see the bargain price? no, no I did not.

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm 
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have you checked edward hamilton bookseller? hubby & I have been mail ordering from them for years, love them! i actually bought my PV from hamilton books! love them, brand new books, just overstocks, it's like a super giant version of the bargain book section at barnes & noble ;)

http://www.hamiltonbook.com/party-vegan ... y-occasion
$6.95
mail order, $3.50 s/h
online $3.50 + 40 cents per book

we get their catalog and every once in a while they send us a free s/h form, yay!

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
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daisysunshine wrote:
(sigh).
so I went to buy this, and did i see the bargain price? no, no I did not.


p.s. i just checked the link on amazon.com and it is listed for $7.18

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 Post subject: Re: Party Vegan
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 pm 
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No - what I meant was, I didn't see the price, so I bought it in full price. so I don't want to risk cancelling (since naturally this is the first time amazon went straight into "Shipping Soon") and it doesn't cancel (or worse yet, it doesn't cancel and I lose the bargain price). it was seven dollars more. all it means is, I just don't get Vegan on the Cheap right away. that's my next purchase, i LOVED the seitan recipes in there. (hmm pepperoni).

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