From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. While most vegan cookbooks are anemic, underfed volumes-some no-brainer pasta recipes, a few things to do with tofu, maybe some oddball desserts-this slam-bang effort from vegan chefs Moskowitz and Romero (Vegan with a Vengeance) is thorough and robust, making admirable use of every fruit and vegetable under the sun, without once asking readers to make do with fake meat products and egg replacements. Instead, the eccentric authors offer dozens of novel, delicious ways to get excited about eating meat-, dairy- and egg-free. Take Southwestern Corn Pudding, a winning casserole rich with coconut milk and an unexpected dash of maple syrup-a likely MVP at your next Thanksgiving (whether it’s centered around turkey or tofu). Almost as addictive are Rustic White Beans and Mushrooms, which get their bite from fresh herbs, and Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions and Spiced Pita Crisps, a transcendent Middle Eastern comfort food. Vegan breakfasts get overdue attention: sitting in front of a hot stack of velvety Blueberry Corn Pancakes and hearty Blue Flannel Hash, who’s going to miss the bacon? Best of all is the wide selection of terrific desserts: everything from Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to decadent Caramel-Apple-Spice Cupcakes boldy fill the space where most eggless, milkless and butterless cookbooks fear to tread.
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“Spending time with [Moskowitz’s] cheerfully politicized book feels like hanging out with Grace Paley. She and her cooking partner, Terry Hope Romero, are as crude and funny when kibitzing as they are subtle and intuitive when putting together vegan dishes that are full of non-soggy adult tastes. Do look for an excellent roasted fennel and hazelnut salad, bok choy cooked with crispy shallots and sesame seeds, hot and sour soup with wood ears and napa cabbage and a porcini-wild rice soup they say is ‘perfect for serving your yuppie friends.'”-New York Times Book Review
“Exuberant and unapologetic, Moskowitz and Romero’s recipes don’t skimp on fat or flavor, and the eclectic collection of dishes is a testament to the authors’ sincere love of cooking and culinary exploration.”-Saveur
“[T]his slam-bang effort from vegan chefs Moskowitz and Romero is thorough and robust, making admirable use of every fruit and vegetable under the sun.”-Publishers Weekly
“Full of recipes for which even a carnivore would give up a night of meat.”-San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s no shocker that the very same urban chefs who had you inhaling vegan butter-cream frosting during your free time have crafted the next revolution in neo-vegan cuisine.”-Philadelphia City Paper
“Veganomicon not only offers tons of mouth-watering ways to put ‘veg’ back into your vegan diet with actual produce, but also tutorials that gave me confidence to start improvising on my own.”-Bust
“Veganomicon is user-friendly, packed with tips and instructions for a wide range of cooking techniques.”-New York Sun
“The Betty Crocker’s Cookbook of the vegan world. It’s one more step in the quest to prove that vegan food really doesn’t taste like cardboard when you know what you’re doing.”-Bitch
“Seriously good with broad appeal.”-Washington Post
“These two very real and very sassy food-obsessed women have put together a cookbook that you wish your mom cooked from when you were growing up. The recipes are seriously delicious and, for the most part, uncomplicated.”
About the Author
Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero’s newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You’ll find more than 250 recipes–plus menus and stunning color photos–for dishes that will please every palate. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap. Recipes include: • Autumn Latkes • Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes • Grilled Yuca Tortillas • Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Shallots • Chile-Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Po’ Boy • Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta • Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette • Acorn Squash, Pear and Adzuki Soup • Tomato Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans • Asparagus and Lemongrass Risotto • Almost All-American Seitan Pot Pie • Hot Sauce-Glazed Tempeh • Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls • Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti • Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel