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50 Great Cookbooks at Thomas Ford: Week 10

Our 10th cookbook emphasizes both health and dining pleasure.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero (641.5636 MOS)

What kind of cookbook is it?
This 2007 title is a vegan cookbook which is great as an introduction to new vegans, or anyone who wants to learn how to cook vegetables and grains better! It really is true that it can be considered the ultimate vegan cookbook. While often vegan cuisine is thought of as boring or bland—there is nothing bland about this book.

Is this cookbook easy to use?

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook is very easy to use. The beginning of the book highlights the basic methods of cooking different grains and vegetables. It is very informative just for that alone! The recipes following are surprisingly simple and fun as well.

Can you easily buy the ingredients for the recipes?

Yes, most of the ingredients can easily be bought. There are a few specialty ingredients, but in general, the ingredients are simple.

What is special about this cookbook?

This is such a fun book! It is written in a light-hearted engaging style that really makes reading it and trying the recipes a blast. There are nice color photographs of some of the dishes and meal plan ideas as well. You can tell these recipes have been tested many times before being published; they all are a dream to make! If someone was new to being a vegan, or just wanted to experiment with some non-meat dishes, I would recommend this cookbook alone, hands down. With over 250 recipes, a great introduction, and amazing desserts, this cookbook is a wonderful resource which makes cooking vegan exciting!

What are your favorite recipes from this cookbook?

One of my favorite recipes is the chickpea cutlets! They are so easy to make, and are now a staple in my house. They can be easily tweaked into many different dishes. I like to bake them vs. pan frying, but they are delicious all ways. – Review by Heidi

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This entry was posted on March 4, 2012 by in 50 Great Cookbooks, Book Review, Cooking, Non-Fiction.
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