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Some recent U.S. Reviews of ‘Peace and Parsnips’:
“You don’t have to be a vegan to drool over the healthy (but hearty) recipes in Lee Watson’s new cookbook.”—Health.com
“Even as a carnivore, I find contemporary vegan recipes – or plant-based cooking, as it tends to be called nowadays – among the most creative and interesting . . . but I find Lee Watson’s Peace & Parsnips especially inspiring, full of original ideas and bold flavours.”
“As a long-time collector of vegan cookbooks, I’m always looking for the next great vegan chef: one who thinks outside the box and uses ingredients in new and interesting ways. Chef Lee Watson is the next great vegan chef for me, and Peace & Parsnips is a sensational addition to my collection.”
—Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times-bestselling Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook
“[Watson] writes with humor and energy about his world travels and the recipes they have inspired. The idea for a combination of warm figs and raw greens was born on a trip to Sancerre, France, but his stroke of brilliance is the decidedly nontraditional addition of what he calls lemon tofu feta.”
—Joe Yonan, The Washington Post
“Delicious, delectable, appetizing, flavorful, mouthwatering, scrumptious and tasty are all words for Watson’s first book, chock-full of interesting information, recipes, and ideas for both novice and experienced cooks. . . . Every dish is wonderfully and colorfully displayed by photographs, assuring that they tantalize the eye and the taste buds.”—Booklist
“[Watson] sets out to prove that tasty vegan food isn’t an oxymoron.”—Publishers Weekly
“Trust us, everyone—no matter the dietary preferences—will be satisfied by these wholesome and delicious dishes.”—TheNest.com
“With vibrant imagery and abundant creativity, Lee takes us on a rich adventure that proves that clean, vegan eating is anything but boring. Peace & Parsnips is a true celebration of plant-based possibilities, and the ‘life’ these foods bring to our lives.”
—Heather Crosby, author of YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful Lifestyle and founder of YumUniverse.com
“Bravo to Chef Lee Watson who has us covered in this mouthwatering cookbook! Everything you need to satisfy your cravings is right here starting with breakfast and smoothies, to dips, soups, curries, burgers, and desserts. An excellent vegan pantry section is included to help guide beginners who are just starting to cook vegan.”
—Chloe Coscarelli, author of Chloe’s Kitchen, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, and Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen
‘Discovering Vegan Cookery’ Workshop and Retreat – March 1st – 4th ’16
(More retreats planned in 2017 – follow the Facebook page for more info)
The pleasures and benefits of a #vegan diet are available to all. This workshop will show you how.
Join Jane and I for a rejuvenating and instructive #healthy vegan cooking adventure in a wonderful lakeside retreat centre in Snowdonia.
As well as hands-on cooking workshops there will be optional yoga and meditation sessions as well as a music workshop and much more…….
The ideal Spring pick me up!
(More dates to follow later in the year)
We did loads of cooking demo’s and talks in 2015 at:
And book signings here:
Penarth Book Festival, October 2015
Chepstow Bookshop, May 2015
Flat White, Durham, June 2015
Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor, July 2015
Browsers Bookshop, Porthmadog, Nov 2015
Palas Print, Caernarfon, November 2015
With loads more supper clubs, vegan retreats, cooking demonstrations and other stuff to come in 2016! Watch this space;)
Recent U.K. Reviews of ‘Peace and Parsnips’:
“Vibrant , nutritious, and delicious vegan food that…..will blow your mind!” PETA (UK)
Named ‘Couple of the Year 2015’ – Network News
Vegan Living Magazine review of Peace and Parsnips:
“This wonderful vegan cookbook…….is packed full of recipes, inspiration and stunning photography……. It might be the best looking vegan cookbook we’ve seen.”
‘Peace and Parsnips’ one of the winners at The Vegan Festival Awards 2016
Lee’s Interview with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2
Great Interview with Eleri Sion on BBC Wales (starts after 2:10)
Featured in Hello! Magazine with Beyonce
Recommended by BBC Good Food Magazine November ’15
Recipes featured in The Vegan Magazine Autumn ’15
Featured on the Veganuary website ’16
Interview with the Happy Foodie
Peace and Parsnips in Vogue’s ‘Top Ten Healthy Living Books’ Summer 2015
Aviyal (Keralan Coconut Curry Recipe) featured in Reveal Magazine
Article written about cooking in the Himalayas ‘The Random Schoolgirl Invasion’
The Happy Foodie’s ‘Top 5 Cookbooks 2015’
Recipe featured in ‘Top 5 Veggie BBQ Ideas 2015’
Recipe featured in ‘Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes 2015’
BBC Radio Wales Interview – ‘Foodie Friday’ 1st April 2016
Competition with Peta UK
The Kitchen Witch reviews Peace & Parsnips
Review in Vegan Life Magazine
Recipes recently featured in: Daily Mirror Magazine, Reveal Magazine, Waitrose Weekend Magazine.
Healthy picnic recipes in Your Healthy Living Magazine
Interview with Female First Magazine
Choice Magazine review:
“Very vegan…..This vibrant book is great if you’d like to have a go at vegan cooking. The recipes are tempting and aren’t in the slightest bit daunting, and author Lee Watson is charming and funny – ‘not preachy’ – in his approach in spreading the word of veganism.”
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