great cuisines of the world, many of which are largely vegetarian,
are the basis for Kurma Dasa's latest collection of recipes, presented
in a clear, concise style and appealingly illustrated with lots
of colour photography. Quick Vegetarian Dishes is
colourful, healthy (and easy-to-prepare) food that's perfect for
everyday cooking - even if you're not a vegetarian."
(Australian Gourmet Traveller, February 2001)
Not only are the pictures fantastic, but even if you are a devout
carnivore, there's something to entice. Split into seven chapters,
each chapter boasts a huge veriety of dishes, from entree and mains
to breads and sauces. There's also jams, chutneys, pate, savoury
pancakes and rich gateaux. Tuck into Stuffed
Italian Flat Bread, North Indian Potato Salad, Vegetarian
Cornish Pasties and more. Find new inspiration for dinner
from Kurma Dasa's Vegetarian World Food...
(Voyeur, Virgin Airlines' in-flight magazine, October 2002)
"Vegetarians often complain that cookbooks - and restaurants
- for that matter - just don't cater for them. Kurma Dasa's latest
book does so brilliantly, as do his previous three. In Vegetarian
World Food, vegie fans will find recipes from South-East Asia,
the Middle East, Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas. Italian
Pumpkin Dumplings with Sage-scented Butter and Guatemalan
Chilled Papaya Refresher are among them. The English-born author,
who migrated to Australia in 1964, learnt to cook while a full-time
monk at a Hare Krishna temple in Sydney. Highly recommended."
(15/05/02 Brisbane Courier Mail)
"Yum, Kurma takes us on a trip around the world with Vegetarian
World Food. This great looking cookbook is perfect for the vegetarian
in your life. Featuring some great and tasty recipes (I've eaten
my way through a few of them), each chapter covers a different style
of vegetarian food, from The Mediterranean, India, Europe, The Middle
East, South East Asia, The Americas, and the rest of The World.
Easy to follow recipes along with very enticing pictures really
make you want to sample each treat. The South East Asian section
is pretty good, with a tasty Laksa and very nice Malaysian
Mie Goreng. I did wish the book covered more of Asia, with Japanese
food being touched on briefly. A tasty and enjoyable trip around
the world vegetarian style."
(31/05/02 Q News)
"Vegetarian World Food is probably not for the beginner
but if you're happy with your ability with herbs and spices . .
. well this is your book. These are really Kurma Dasa's favourite
meals, globally speaking. Listed geographically there are meals
from The Mediterranean, India, Europe, The Middle East, South East
Asia, the Americas and finally The World. Recipes covered? From
America, Hash Browns, Tostadas (Cheesy Bean and
Tortilla Stacks), Amish Apple Dumplings or Pumpkin
(10/06/02 Noosa Daily News)
"Australia's own guru of vegetarian cuisine Kurma Dasa has
released a new cookbook featuring his favourite dishes from around
the world. Dasa's third 26-part series More Great Vegetarian
Dishes recently screened on SBS and Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel.
Vegetarian World Food, the best of cooking with Kurma Dasa
is published by Chakra Press, Pan Macmillan Australia."
(19/06/02 The Daily Telegraph)
"Kurma Dasa is one of the world's most high profile vegetarians.
. . In Vegetarian World Food, by Kurma Dasa, vegie fans will
find recipes from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Mediterranean
and the Americas."
(04/08/02 Sunday Territorian)
"Through his classes at Drysdale Tafe Tasmania I've formed
a much greater appreciation of Kurma Dasa than I ever did on TV
(must be something to do with actually tasting the food). Best known
for his Indian cooking, in Vegetarian World Food Kurma collects
favourites from all over the world - the Mediterranean, Middle East,
South-East Asia, the Americas and some from the rest, with India
most represented. The flavours are strong and varied. In a Kurma
Dasa spread, there's no sense of something lacking. I've tried the
Panir, home-made cheese (use Pyengana Real milk for best
results) and the Deep-fried Milk Fudge Balls in Rose Syrup,
so feel safe in assuming the rest are as good as they look. Confirmed
vegetarians will love this, and so will those trying to have more
meat-free days or to eat more vegetables."
(28/08/02 The Mercury)
"...delicious, healthy & innovative vegetarian cuisine.
(The Sunday Tasmanian, December 2000)
"While Kurma may be the high priest of vegetarian cuisine,
you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy his cooking. Quick
Vegetarian Dishes is fresh, original and delicious! This book,
Kurma's third, offers an eclectic and exotic assortment of inspiring,
easy to prepare vegetarian dishes, as well as some scrumptious fruit-based
recipes and desserts. A delight for the gourmet."
(The Canberra Chronicle, December 2000)