Arthur Potts Dawson – Eat Your Veg
Having been given this cookbook to peruse and review by Octopus publishing, I initially could not recall the chef to mind, until I opened the book and instantly remembered him from his series televised on Channel 4 – The Peoples Supermarket. During the series he was very big on eating fresh and locally sourced fruit and vegetables, and this really comes through in the publication. The book is not a rant on how we should eat more vegetables, but gives practical and exciting ways to cook with vegetables as a main course. Personally I am only happy to eat with vegetables as a main dish if such recipes have been intelligently thought through.... By intelligent I mean that they are packed with flavour by combining ingredients with herbs/spices or use of seasonal ingredients simply that bring out their amazing flavour when they are at their best such as Jersey Royals/British Asparagus. Flicking through the ingredients list for many of the recipes in this book, it is clear to see that Arthur has done this. His time working at River Café really comes through in this book, with its vast array of seasonal, fresh produce. I was excited to cook with vegetables.