Vegetables - the new food heroes Buy from Amazon UK
Published by Quadrille in 2006, and again serialised in The Sunday Times Style magazine. I'm no vegetarian, but I find a meal with too few vegetables is far from satisfying. Perhaps it's because while growing up in Wanganui, New Zealand my siblings and I each had our own patch of garden and we used to compete to produce the most tomatoes and beans. My sister Tracey inevitably won - although I'm sure she had more fertile soil than I did! In this book vegetables are the hero, in that they take either centre stage for a vegetarian meal, or they are the supporting cast that lifts the meat or fish hero to new heights.