Cooking With Class

Cooking With Class

No Meat, No Problem

DVD - 2012
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"Venture into meatless cooking and hear a registered dietician's point of view on reducing overall meat intake. Explore four of the world's tastiest vegetarian cuisines and discover how surprisingly simple these dishes are to prepare with ingredients more readily available than ever before." -- container
Publisher: [United States?] : Exploration Productions, Inc. ; San Francisco, Calif. : Distributed by Cerebellum Corporation , 2012, c2000.
ISBN: 9781618672728
161867272X
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 COOKI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: No meat, no problem.

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HereHere
Dec 01, 2013

I have to agree with JDC. He nailed it. I didn't notice the cut or nails, but I was impressed that they used a well-used baking pan. This is reality in most kitchens, unless you are using something brand new. If you are interested in vegetarian cooking, see if your library will purchase Vegan Mashup or Jack Norris's "Fast Food" (also vegetarian/vegan). There is a real under-supply of vegetarian/vegan cooking DVDs, considering 5-10% of the population are vegetarian.
One thing I liked about the DVD was that it was filmed in Alberta (not exactly the homeland of vegetarian cooking). The video felt too contrived which made it slow. I really just wanted to get to the end of it. Oh, also, they were making a meatless meal, but they didn't tell you what they were making, so you didn't really know where they were going with the ingredients until it was done.

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JDC
Nov 30, 2013

If you are a vegetarian or want to be, avoid this movie! There were so many things wrong with this, but here are some of my favourites: The video starts with the two cooks and the instructor going off hunting for wild game. Fortunately that part ends with the instructor getting his rifle out his truck and the three of them heading into the woods.
We are then treated to a tour of ethnic foods, which was ok but the way they acted over the food of different cultures you'd think it was the first time they had heard of it, let alone tasted it. In one scene featuring Chinese food we see that one of the ingredients is fish sauce. Fish are not vegetables. If you eat fish you are a pescetarian, not a vegetarian.
Back at the school one of the cooks tells us we can grease our baking sheet with cooking spray or lard. LARD?! Did they forget what video they were making?
Other highlights: One of the cooks has dirty fingernails and a nasty cut on his finger, and he is the one handling the pastry. The baking sheet had seen better days.
The dietician talks about how some vegetarians eat fish and even chicken. No they don't! You can call yourself whatever you like, but if you eat fish and chicken you are not a vegetarian because fish and chicken are not plants!
Oh yes - and there is a pig wearing a hat on the cover of the video.
I could go on, but you get the idea. Yikes! If you want to be a vegetarian Google it and Google the recipes too. Literally hundreds of thousands of resources out there, but this isn't one of them.

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