Synopses & Reviews
Veganism has been steadily moving toward the mainstream as more and more people become aware of its many benefits. Even burger-loving omnivores are realizing that adding more plant-based foods to their diet is good for their health and the environment. Big Vegan satisfies both the casual meat eater and the dedicated herbivore with more than 350 delicious, easy-to-prepare vegan recipes covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Highlighting the plentiful flavors that abound in natural foods, this comprehensive cookbook includes the fundamentals for adopting a meat-free, dairy-free lifestyle, plus a resource guide and glossary that readers can refer to time and again. Eat your veggies and go vegan!
If you had any doubts about the growth of veganism, pick up this book...if you can. Gorgeous, inviting, and amazingly well thought out, Big Vegan is a resource you'll be cooking from for years to come. It will also come in handy as a step stool when you need to fetch that rarely needed ingredient from the top shelf.
--Ten Must-Have Vegan Cookbooks of 2011, Joseph Connelly, VegNews
This paperback has the counter appeal and substance of a hardcover book. The chef-author's emphasis is on balancing sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.
-- Bonnie S. Benwick, The Washington Post
"Big Vegan is the book I want to give to those asking questions about vegan nutrition and what to cook! It answers all the most asked questions in such a clear way and then escorts the reader right into exciting and easy recipes. This is a truly valuable addition to the book shelf."
--Linda Long, author and photographer, Great Chefs Cook Vegan.
"This cookbook isn't about narrow labels (vegan) or even intimidating expertise (cuisine) - it's about delicious, flavorful meals you make in your kitchen and eat with your family. In an age of ceaseless foodie hype, Robin delivers food you want to eat - Monday or any day!"
--Chris Elam, Program Director, Meatless Monday
"In Big Vegan, Robin Asbell offers an exciting collection of healthy plant-based recipes, from simple to sophisticated, for everyone who loves high flavor food made with real ingredients. Big Vegan will keep new, merely curious, and longtime vegans supremely satisfied from breakfast to dessert."
--Fran Costigan, culinary instructor and author of More Great Good Dairy-free Desserts Naturally
About the Author
Robin Asbell is a Minnesota-based chef, food writer, and cooking teacher.
Kate Sears is a New York-based photographer.