“Food52 VEGAN” cookbook by Gena Hamshaw is amazing. There are 60 recipes in this beautiful volume. Every recipe has a gorgeous picture accompanying it. The recipes are simple to follow and use common ingredients. There is no need to hunt down unusual ingredients that many times you will find in vegan recipes. “VEGAN’s” recipes use a variety of flavors and ingredients. You will find recipes for tofu, grains, tempeh, and pasta. The recipes that I prepared were all flavorful.
There are recipes for breakfast, appetizers and snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts. In addition, there is Vegan 101, a sort of intro course. Throughout, the book Gena provides tidbits and tips. Some examples of these are tempeh vs tofu, the best way to cook lentils, and building a better veggie burger. These tidbits are very informative for a vegan based diet.
The ratatouille was outstanding. I have made ratatouille many times, but, Gena’s recipe called for roasting the vegetable instead of simmering them on the stovetop. This saved a lot of time. The seasonings and the addition of chickpeas made this a memorable dish. I next plan on making Squash with Tofu Curry and Lentil Sloppy Joes. Both simple to prepare.
Gena has a popular New Veganism column on Food52. Try this cookbook if you are considering incorporating plant-based recipes to your diet. You will be not be disappointed.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in order to write this review.