Reviews - What do customers think about Vegetarian Southwest: Recipes from the Region's Favorite Restaurants (Cookbooks and Restaurant Guides)?
Bright flavors! Fresh ingredients! Even meat eaters are happy! Jun 19, 2007
Most of the recipes in this book are right from the area where I live....I go to a lot of these restaurants and the recipes are right on! I was so excited when I saw this book in a little shop in Sedona and that was before I even knew they were restaurant recipes. This is a great addition to your cookbook collection even if you are a meat eater, like my hubby. Easy to follow recipes, common ingredients, nothing complicated, but such great flavors. Ya gotta try this book! I gave one to a friend who isn't a vegetarian and she uses it all time.
A true taste of the southwest!
The best vegie SW recipes .. and non-vegies will love it too! Oct 16, 2005
My family and I spent a week camping in northern New Mexico this past June and had a wonderful time! But my most spectacular 'find' was Lon Walters lovely little book full of the very best of regional recipes from the American Southwest! I don't care what other reviewers say about the book's organization, just open it up and make whatever appears on the page before you! Everything I have made so far has been wonderful and fun to make. My Swiss husband, 10-year old daughter and 14-year old son are equally ecstatic about everything I have made .. and I do NOT back off on the spicing at all! Some recipes are more involved than others (which I prefer), but nothing is so involved that you will be reticient to make it. Even non-vegetarians will appreciate these recipes. I have already given two copies of this book as gifts and am buying three more today!!! You cannot go wrong with these recipes. VEGETARIAN SOUTHWEST has become my favorite cookbook in a fleet of some 75!
Great food, bad organization Sep 14, 1999
Having moved from the Southwest to the Midwest, I was so excited to find a southwestern vegetarian cookbook. The recipies are interesting, and with a few minor exceptions, pretty simple and straightforward to execute. The pictures are beautifully photographed. My complaints are largely editorial. The index isn't particularly useful for looking things up by ingredients and the recipies themselves require reading through a couple of times. The quantities of ingredients and number of servings are sometimes difficult to discern.
Absolutely spectacular May 30, 1999
Restaurant quality, but easy to make. Jalapeno Cheese bread is particularly good. A great survival cookbook for Southwesterners stranded temporarily on the East Coast.