For their first book, The Veggie Cooks wanted to bring easy and tasty meals to vegetarian beginners. Filled with great ideas for people who enjoy meals like "hamburgers" and hearty chilli, this is not your typical cucumber-and-eggplant salads-only cookbook. In order to make sure these meals appeal to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, these recipes were taste-tested by one of the world's toughest food critics . their dad. He's a man who enjoys ham at Christmas and pork chops for dinner. He also loves these recipes. If he gives this food the thumbs up, it's bound to satisfy anyone's appetite.