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Bernadette le Roux Talks About Vegetarian Meals and Roots, Shoots and Leaves with Eat Out

Roots, Shoots & LeavesBernadette le Roux, author of Roots, Shoots and Leaves: Cooking with Vegetables, talked to Eat Out Magazine about why she encourages creative meat-free meals, even for non-vegetarians.

On focusing on vegetarian recipes:
I am not a vegetarian, but I hope to encourage others to be more creative with meat-free meals – for both ethical and health reasons.

On writing:
I think there is definitely a bit of poetic licence in the chapter titles (which include ‘roots, tubers and bulbs’; ‘eat your greens’; and ‘climbers and sprawlers’). It was a fun process and one that I do love. It makes for far more interesting reading than titles such as ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’ and ‘dinner’… I’ve always enjoyed the writing part of making a cookbook as much – or even more – than putting the recipes together. And I hope that that poetry carries through to the chapter introductions and even the recipes themselves.

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