The Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, KZN is rightly famous for its fabulous vegetarian food. Plentiful – The Big Book of Buddha Food is the centre’s third cookbook which will give readers the opportunity to explore vegetarian cuisine of the highest order. The dishes created by chef Paul Atkinson have a distinctive Mediterranean character – Oh captain, my caponata is wonderful Italian-inspired pasta sauce, while the roasted vegetable lasagne looks utterly moreish So do the Moroccan vegetable stew and Dudu’s delightful macaroni cheese.
There are soups, salads, side dishes and breads along with sweet treats like a silky smooth chocolate tart and a gently spiced pineapple pudding coconut and jam slices and chocolate covered profiteroles. Even dedicated meat lovers would be tempted! Jacana, R280.