Hi Frank and Mary,
Very interesting. Well I noticed that there were dates in unexpected places like Banana Corn Bread or other breads. Since this is a vegan cookbook, I'm wondering if dates replace the eggs. I'm not a vegan but am slowing crawling towards vegetarian so I'm not well versed in the substitutions yet. I have read about and tried substituting about a 1/2 of a banana for an egg.
Is the stickiness of dates why you use dates in non-conventional recipes? Not that dates wouldn't be good in any recipe! But I'm just wondering so that I can figure out what else to use in case I dont have dates.