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Write a vegetarian cookbook, and then put a disclaimer at the beginning stating they don't advocate a vegetarian diet? I almost want to take the book back I'm so dissapointed.
 

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What exactly does it say?
 

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Write a vegetarian cookbook, and then put a disclaimer at the beginning stating they don't advocate a vegetarian diet? I almost want to take the book back I'm so dissapointed.</div>
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That is weird.
 

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"Good housekeeping does not advocate a vegetarian diet in 'vegetarian meals' Rather, we assembled a collection of our favorite healthful, flavor packed recipes because, like many of our readers you want to add more nutritious meatless dishes to your family's meals"<br><br>
I guess it's not too bad.
 

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Good Housekeeping puts out a lot of cookbooks, and vegetarian cookbooks are a growth area they'd like to get in on. They also sell advertising space to a lot of companies that sell meat products. They would go broke if they couldn't maintain good relationships with their long-time advertisers like Kraft and ConAgra subsidiaries. Morningstar Farms can't replace the revenue they would lose from Perdue or Oscar Mayer. So they're trying to widen their range without losing their grip on their base.
 

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That's still a crappy message to put in the cookbook. I wouldn't buy it for that reason alone.</div>
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I wish I had seen it before I bought it. I had a choice between this one and another, but, the other one had a big slab of tofu on the front, and I HATE tofu. This book has a veggie pizza. It's amazing houw marketing works, isn't it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kelii36</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2834793"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I wish I had seen it before I bought it. I had a choice between this one and another, but, the other one had a big slab of tofu on the front, and I HATE tofu. This book has a veggie pizza. It's amazing houw marketing works, isn't it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joan Kennedy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2834797"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have read that they're coming out with a vegan cookbook too.</div>
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That's good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Does the cookbook specifically recommend brand-name ingredients like Birdseye Vegetables or Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup in its recipes? If if does, some of those megafood companies might even have helped them write it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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No, there's nothing like that in it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kelii36</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2834782"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"Good housekeeping does not advocate a vegetarian diet in 'vegetarian meals' Rather, we assembled a collection of our favorite healthful, flavor packed recipes because, like many of our readers you want to add more nutritious meatless dishes to your family's meals"<br><br>
I guess it's not too bad.</div>
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Hmm. That's a weird way to say it, but it seems perhaps they are trying to say, "You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy these vegetarian recipes." Maybe they felt a disclaimer was necessary because they didn't provide the nutritional information that you often see in the introduction of other vegetarian cookbooks ("how to" plan a balanced vegetarian diet)?
 

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I think they could have worded it better!
 

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Over the years Good Housekeeping has put out several vegetarian cookbooks, six in the past 14 years. Possibly the wording of the disclaimer was worked out in consultation with their advertisers so as not to frighten or enrage them into pulling their ads. Way to have it both ways! At least one of their vegetarian books has a chapter devoted to households that have only one vegetarian member. Designed to make it easier to accommodate that person with recipes that can also have meat added for the other family members.<br><br><br>
Good Housekeeping: Vegetarian Meals: Meatless Recipes Everyone Will Love<br><br>
Vegetarian Meals: Good Housekeeping Favorite Recipes (Favorite Good Housekeeping Recipes)<br><br>
The Vegetarian Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Vegetarian Food and Cooking<br><br>
The Bumper Vegetarian Cookbook<br><br>
The Millennium Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine<br><br>
"Good Housekeeping" Step by Step Vegetarian Cookbook
 
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