The first word that came to mind when I saw Terry Hope Romero’s Vegan Eats World was “epic”. This is really the War and Peace of cookbooks, as Terry created 300 (yes, 300!) new recipes inspired by cuisine from around the world.Vegan Eats World will take your kitchen on a culinary world tour with recipes for dishes from such far away places as Ethiopia, India, Jamaica, Korea and Morocco. Recipes range from easy week night fare to more time consuming weekend dishes, and there’s a handy icon key to let you know if the recipe is a quick one, if most of the cooking time is inactive, if the ingredients are inexpensive, if the recipe is good for the kitchen novice as well as if recipes are gluten-free, oil-free or soy-free.
Vegan Eats World is not only jam-packed with hundreds of recipes, it’s also full of handy information. The book starts out with a section dedicated to cooking tips and techniques, with information on seasonings, cookware and ingredients. It then delves into spice blends, so you can create your own blends for the recipes that follow. The never ending “where do you get your protein” is answered in chapter two with recipes for dishes made with tofu, seitan and tempeh. Chapter three is all about pickles, chutneys and sauces. Chapter four is dedicated to salads, spread and sandwiches and is home to my favorite recipe so far – the Tofu Breakfast Bahn Mi Sandwich. Soups can be found in chapter five right next to stews and curries in chapter six. Chapter seven covers dumplings, breads and pancakes (yes, more than one pancake!) and chapter eight covers noodles and pasta. Hearty entrees are the topic of chapter nine, and vegetables and sides take up chapter ten. Chapter eleven is all about grains and one-pot dishes, and desserts end out the recipes section in chapter twelve. The book ends with sample menus, online ingredient resources and an index of recipes by icon. I bet you didn’t think you need that many recipes or that much info on world cooking, but once you get this book in your hands, you’ll wonder how you lived so long without it!
I spent some time with Terry at her New Jersey book signing recently, and I had her sign a copy of Vegan Eats World for one lucky reader!
To enter to win you must:
- Like Terry Hope Romero on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Terry-Hope-Romero-Vegan-Nerdista-Cookbookista
- Follow Veggiegirl on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeggiegirlHHC
- Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite world food is.
The contest closes at midnight EST on December 28th and the winner will be announced in a future post. US residents only, please.