The Bottom Line
- Hundreds of great recipes
- Recipes are consistently easy to follow, well described and taste great
- Provides a wealth of background information about vegan diets
- No pictures
- Not for the novice cook
- ISBN 1-55832-211-6; paperback; 592 pages
- Published by Harvard Common Press, 2003
- Appetizers, soups, salads, sauces, grains, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, breads, desserts and more.
Guide Review - Cookbook Review: Vegan Planet
But Vegan Planet is more than just a simple cookbook. Included is an informative and comprehensive chapter on vegan health, food preparation tips and sample menus. You'll also be inspired to try new ingredients as the author introduces new foods, such as whole grain teff, provides preparation tips, then shares a recipe or two.
Perhaps the only drawback is the lack of photographs. With 400 recipes, the cost of including photos for each would make the book expensive to produce, but even just a few photographs would be appreciated. While the recipes are mostly easy, they tend to be ingredient heavy, which may intimidate the novice chef.
Vegan Planet is one of the most comprehensive and helpful collections of recipes available. I highly recommend it for anyone new to veganism or looking to go beyond the basics in vegan cuisine.
See also: Top 6 vegetarian cookbooks