The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
If you only ever buy one Vegan Cookbook then make sure that this is the one.
This is part of the Introduction from Terry & Isa
“Our Mission in life is to prove that vegan food doesn’t have to be repetitive, difficult, or inaccessible. So let us bore you for a few moments with our culinary philosophy.
People tend to think that the way we eat is the way it always has been and the way it always will be. But food is in constant flux, traveling all over the world and taking root from one continent to the next. The foods that are available to us influence our entire culinary identity, and the identity is ever-shifting. For example, we think of Italian food as loaded with tomato-y goodness, yet tomato was not widely used in Italy until the eighteenth century, which in the grand scheme of things is a pizza throw away from present times. Just like that, our definition of what makes a complete, satisfying meal can forever change. In today’s world, average folks are evolving and learning that dinner need not be defined by a big ol’ chunk of meat surrounded by a few bits of ever-boiled vegetables.
The beauty of this culinary whippersnapper (vegan cuisine) is that it draws inflences from every part of the world to create an entirely new way to eat. And we explore the dickens out of that in the Veganomicon: stuffing samosa filling into baked potatoes, throwing apples into green chile, tossing lemongrass into risotto. Tradition always starts somewhere, and we hope that something in these pages will inspire a few new seedlings of tradition to take root.”
With Love from Queens & Brooklyn,
Terry & Isa