What people say about Nadine Abensur
"I have spent all night reading your new book 'Enjoy'. The name says it all - what a fabulous book! I am a huge (read massive) consumer (owner) of cookbooks and food magazines and I haven't felt so excited or so inspired by a book as I was with this one - as I turned each page I kept saying I have to make this and this and this!
I have been a great fan of yours for some time now - I have The New Cranks Recipe Book and two copies of The Cranks Bible (one I keep at work the other at home - I love to look through them for inspiration). I have a cafe in Epsom, Auckland called Constant Cravings - in November we were awarded 'Best Local Cafe' in Metro Magazine. Wheat/gluten/dairy free products feature very prominently in our daily range.
After reading your latest book all I can think about is somehow spending some time with you soaking up your enthusiasm and passion for food."
Sandra Gissing, New Zealand
Last night I cooked your spinach and mushroom lasagne. As
a vegetarian, I'm
I have only begun to get acquainted with your writing and
Lisa Morrison (Food writer) Australia
The Crank's Bible
I just wanted to say how much I really love the Cranks Bible - I bought it a few years ago and have been shamelessly converting all my friends ever since (not that they object, at all!).
It definitely would be my desert island cookbook - if I ever had the good fortune to be stuck on a desert island with a well-functioning stove, that is. In any case, I really enjoy the recipes - so many are standbys for me - and also the very personable, vivid way in which it is written. I am excited to hear your new Aus-influenced book will be out soon. I hope it does really well - I may get my little army of Cranks converts to snap up a few, hehe.
Dear Ms Abensur
I have to write to say how much the Crank's Bible has done for me. I was an enthusiastic but flagging "veggie" when I encountered it, and for the first time since I became a devotee of Elizabeth David & Jane Grigson, I can truly say your writing has re-illuminated my existence - I jest not. Now all the ingredients I have been using have suddenly come alive with their own qualities - you write like someone inspired, which I am sure you must be.
I could go on and on but for now, I can't thank you enough. All power and grace to your writing elbow
Yours most sincerely
Mrs M Jill Brown
"The Best Vegetarian Cookbook I've found"
"This book (and all of Nadine Abensur's cookbooks) is a delight
to read and cook from. Nadine (as she is known in my family) is the
person who made me realize that vegetarian cooking can be luxurious, flavorful,
varied, fast and festive food. I have read and cooked from this book from
cover to cover (along with her Cranks'
Fast Food book) since I first discovered it in 2000. I have never
loved a set of cookbooks so much. I use the Cranks' Bible (so named for
a famous vegetarian restaurant in London which she used to be the head
of) and her others practically every week.
Here's an example from the end of the recipe for Jerusalem artichoke
Nadine is a wonderful and caring author, really in love with vegetarian cooking.
Epicurean Enthusiast (Cambridge, MA, USA) February 6, 2005
'Recently I attended one of Nadine's classes with a group of friends. We had the best day ever. Nadine is such a fantastic and inspiring teacher - right up there with the best. I can't wait to do another class and wish she'd get her own TV show. She really rocks. We learnt all sorts of new tricks, easy but amazingly delicious recipes and last minute standbys - my husband is happy and so are my kids. And we had a good laugh along the way. A brilliant day'
Kristen Helps, Bangalow
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