25 May 2012

'Cooking Vegan' sets itself apart from other vegan cookbooks

If you’re anything like me and have been paying attention, you may have noticed that the rising amount of vegan cookbooks that are consistently making their way into the mainstream is nothing short of staggering. As I continue to examine and offer my humble review of the books and products that find their way into my hands, the first question I have begun to ask is, “What sets this one apart from all the rest?”

With that question in mind, after studying Cooking Vegan: Healthful, Delicious, and Easy it was clear to me that the end result is an impressive compilation of vast knowledge and experience infused with passion and fun. This book, which is obvious, would not have been brought to such successful fruition without the partnership of a Melina, a renowned vegan dietitian and Forest, an undeniably multi-talented professional chef, offers a simple approach to gourmet, vegan eating.

I love the background and information that is littered throughout this book, which includes the history of certain, specific foods -- which was just cool and different -- twelve daily international menus—which is also cool and different, and will keep even the most seasoned vegan chef on their toes—as well as the not-to-be-overlooked more basic, yet equally important topics like kitchen setup and receommended cooking equipment.

So, overall, what sets Cooking Vegan apart? Everything.

Erica Settino | Twitter | Facebook | Website
New York Erica is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

Photo credit: Cooking Vegan | Disclosure: Review copy provided