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 Post subject: Divine Vegan Desserts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:48 am 
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I've searched & can't find a thread for this book yet. Was wondering if anyone else has a copy?

I got it 2 days ago & have so far made 2 recipes which have both been fantastic.
The Squidgy Fruit cake was full of fruit & marzipan so was a great Easter cake.
The Sticky date puddings with toffee sauce was delicious too.
We have had friends staying & they have been very impressed!
The author, Lisa Fabry, was born in the UK & now lives in Australia & I think many of the recipes reflect this.
There are sponge puddings, treacle tarts, a chocolate almond fudge shortbread which I can't wait to try, treacle tart & even a Christmas pudding recipe.


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:55 am 
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This peaked my interest.
Chickpea wrote:
The author, Lisa Fabry, was born in the UK & now lives in Australia & I think many of the recipes reflect this.



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& even a Christmas pudding recipe.

This has sold me, giving up my Great Grandma's Xmas pudding I've been seeking a replacement.

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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She has a blog too.

http://www.divinevegan.com/

No one else heard of her?


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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I have it and I love it. Not a big dessert person but my husband is and this has the kind of desserts we both grew up with. I've made the sticky date puddings and the Dutch apple cake (?, I think that's what it's called, I don't have the book here), and loved them both. I know MessyVeggie has also made some things and loved them, including I think the scones and cream.

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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oh i am soooo intrigued! with me being in the usa do you think i'll have trouble finding any of the ingredients?

p.s. oh this is just sad, bn.com and amazon.com do not carry this title :(
edited to add, well they do, but you have to buy through the 'marketplace' and i'm not keen on that

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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I've seen this one in a few stores recently and had never heard of it, now it makes sense why I'm seeing it everywhere but no one seems to be discussing it online! I'll have to have a proper flick through next time I'm at the shops. That shortbread sounds pretty great, and I feel morally obliged to support Adelaide vegans.

I can't think of any ingredients we would have here (especially in Adelaide! It's not really a big place) that you can't get elsewhere. It also seems to be available on Book Depository, which shiitakes all over Amazon anyway.

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Amazon own Book Depository.

I don't have my copy but I don't think there's any weird ingredients, you'd probably just want to be a bit careful with the treacle/syrup/molasses thing because we call them deiffernt things, I think.

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I flicked through a copy of Divine Vegan Desserts at a bookstore a few months ago and loved it. Unfortunately I decided I'd order it online, which was a mistake as the Wakefield Press version is unavailable on The Book Depository. I've been waiting for them to restock it but it's been a few months now and they're still out-of-stock. I'm going to order it from Bookworld today... unless you can recommend any other alternatives, Erin? I used to order through fishpond but I swear they dispatch their orders from the moon... mine would take months to arrive!


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:34 am 
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Ugh, the version available on Bookworld shows the Wakefield Press cover but the publisher is listed as Grub Street. Glad I thought to check as I haven't been particularly impressed with the quality of Grub Street publications (like the UK version of VWAV). I'll have to keep looking!


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:10 am 
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I flicked through a copy of Divine Vegan Desserts at a bookstore a few months ago and loved it. Unfortunately I decided I'd order it online, which was a mistake as the Wakefield Press version is unavailable on The Book Depository. I've been waiting for them to restock it but it's been a few months now and they're still out-of-stock. I'm going to order it from Bookworld today... unless you can recommend any other alternatives, Erin? I used to order through fishpond but I swear they dispatch their orders from the moon... mine would take months to arrive!


I pretty much get everything from Book Depository (I assume that Amazon's highway robbery for shipping to Australia is how they can get away with doing it for free from Book Depository)! I was going to say that I could have a look around for a copy to send to you if you needed, but after having a look at that link I'm pretty sure I've only seen the Grub Street version in shops too.

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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The one I have is Grub St. I don't know there was any other!

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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Thanks Erin, that was a really kind thought! I ended up ordering a copy directly from Wakefield Press. They have an extract available on their website if anyone is interested. The recipes listed in the table of contents look fantastic!

Amazon have only owned The Book Depository for a few months, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll still continue with the free shipping in the long-term!


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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LittleChicken wrote:
Thanks Erin, that was a really kind thought! I ended up ordering a copy directly from Wakefield Press. They have an extract available on their website if anyone is interested. The recipes listed in the table of contents look fantastic!

Amazon have only owned The Book Depository for a few months, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll still continue with the free shipping in the long-term!


thank you, here's the direct link!
http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/files/ ... xtract.pdf

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Amazon own Book Depository.

I don't have my copy but I don't think there's any weird ingredients, you'd probably just want to be a bit careful with the treacle/syrup/molasses thing because we call them deiffernt things, I think.


ooooh... tell me stories about treacle/syrup/molasses, i'm intrigued about the differences!

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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LittleChicken wrote:
Ugh, the version available on Bookworld shows the Wakefield Press cover but the publisher is listed as Grub Street. Glad I thought to check as I haven't been particularly impressed with the quality of Grub Street publications (like the UK version of VWAV). I'll have to keep looking!


bummer, the only one for purchase on book depository is the grub street one. oh well. at least i can go visit her blog :) i'd love to see any photos of the lovelies you make from this cookbook, i really wish i could have this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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bummer, the only one for purchase on book depository is the grub street one. oh well. at least i can go visit her blog :) i'd love to see any photos of the lovelies you make from this cookbook, i really wish i could have this one.

If you're desperate for a copy, perhaps you could contact Wakefield Press and ask if they'd be willing to ship internationally? Otherwise, I'm sure you'd still enjoy the Grub St version. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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i'm not really desperate for a copy, i just love love the idea of this cookbook, all kinds of "exotic" international comforting desserts. it just sounds so lovely.

although i admit, if the usa bn.com or amazon.com had this available for me to purchase, i would have bought it by now ;) thanks for the tip.

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LittleChicken wrote:
Ugh, the version available on Bookworld shows the Wakefield Press cover but the publisher is listed as Grub Street. Glad I thought to check as I haven't been particularly impressed with the quality of Grub Street publications (like the UK version of VWAV). I'll have to keep looking!


P.S. just a follow-up in case i order through book depository and get the grub street version.....

why don't you like the grub street version? are there typos in the recipes? mistranslations? ??

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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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I have the grub street version. I didn't know there was an alternative until I looked on Lisa's blog. I saw that there was a different cover but I didn't realise it was a different publisher.
I have just made the 3rd recipe in a week. The Vitality cake which has no added fat or sugar. It is absolutely delicious! The 3 recipes I have made so far have been so easy to follow & make. The most unusual ingredient was dried pear which I just subbed dried apple for. I can't see any ingredients which I couldn't find & I live in a place which is rubbish for finding anything. I have to resort to the internet or go food shopping when I am visiting other places!
This book is fab & I am SO glad I found it!


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bookwormbethie wrote:
LittleChicken wrote:
Ugh, the version available on Bookworld shows the Wakefield Press cover but the publisher is listed as Grub Street. Glad I thought to check as I haven't been particularly impressed with the quality of Grub Street publications (like the UK version of VWAV). I'll have to keep looking!


P.S. just a follow-up in case i order through book depository and get the grub street version.....

why don't you like the grub street version? are there typos in the recipes? mistranslations? ??

I haven't actually looked through the Grub St version but based on the difference between the covers, the Wakefield Press appears to be the more polished version. I know from flicking through the Wakefield Press version that it's nicely formatted (as you can see in the online preview) and contains photos and based on my previous experiences with Grub St publications, I don't expect their version to compare. I could be wrong though, so please don't let my opinion stop you from purchasing the Grub St version if you're interested. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Divine Vegan Desserts
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So I just saw this today at my nearest Waterstones and bought it on a whim after reading this thread. I may have even gone there on a sub conscious level hoping to see it. I'm gonna have to stop reading the 'Cookbooks' forum, it's bad for my purse.


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Do any versions of this book contain American measurement units as well as European ones? Or would I have to convert if I bought it?


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LittleChicken wrote:
bookwormbethie wrote:
LittleChicken wrote:
Ugh, the version available on Bookworld shows the Wakefield Press cover but the publisher is listed as Grub Street. Glad I thought to check as I haven't been particularly impressed with the quality of Grub Street publications (like the UK version of VWAV). I'll have to keep looking!


P.S. just a follow-up in case i order through book depository and get the grub street version.....

why don't you like the grub street version? are there typos in the recipes? mistranslations? ??

I haven't actually looked through the Grub St version but based on the difference between the covers, the Wakefield Press appears to be the more polished version. I know from flicking through the Wakefield Press version that it's nicely formatted (as you can see in the online preview) and contains photos and based on my previous experiences with Grub St publications, I don't expect their version to compare. I could be wrong though, so please don't let my opinion stop you from purchasing the Grub St version if you're interested. :-)


oh it won't, i'm just not going to end up buying it through book depository. i wish the usa bn.com or amazon.com carried it. i suppose it's just not meant to be.

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LFL wrote:
Do any versions of this book contain American measurement units as well as European ones? Or would I have to convert if I bought it?


Yes the Grub version (or whatever!), does have the standard cup measurements as well.


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LFL wrote:
Do any versions of this book contain American measurement units as well as European ones? Or would I have to convert if I bought it?


Yes the Grub version (or whatever!), does have the standard cup measurements as well.


Thanks, that's good to know!


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