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Sep 9, 2006 06:05 PM

Cool vegan cookbooks

My college student daughter,a vegetarian, is living in a house with a vegan, and she'd like to cook some things for him especially desserts. Are there any cookbooks that you can recommend? She already has The Garden of Vegan and How It All Vegan, but would like to get some others. Also, any web sites with recipes that you can recommend? Thanks!

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  1. Swiped these mini-reviews for you from here;

    The Everyday Vegan
    Dreena Burton
    For those who strive to incorporate vegan elements, for
    health or personal reasons, into their everyday life, Dreena Burton provides some suggestions on how to transform into a vegan mindset. With simple instructions, shopping lists and personal tales it is a good introduction to becomming a vegan.

    Laura Matthias
    Laura Matthias uses the produce from her organic farm on British Columbia’s Saanich Peninsula to produce the freshest of vegan cuisine—mixed heirloom potato hashbrowns, creamy basil oyster mushroom pasta, lemon maple blueberry pie and more. Colour and black and white photos. Paper, 286 pp, $29.95.

    1. Vegan with a Vengance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a great vegan cookbook. It would have great appeal for college students.

      My favourite vegan sites are: (Isa's website

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      1. re: mrsleny

        My old roommate used the vegan with vengeance as well. He really swore by it. It's definitely written to appeal to college students. I haven't used it myself, but I glanced through it, and it looks very intriguing. I'd buy if if I haven't had so many myself.
        I myself used the Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein. I really enjoyed the book - the recipes are well researched and as they've all turned out well, and I don't have much experience with any mediterranean cooking before this book (though I certainly had a lot of eating experience!) I highly recommend it. The recipes are pretty striaghtforward too.

      2. Angelica Home Kitchen (a cookbook by an acclaimed vegan restaurant in NYC)

        Peter Berley, who was a chef at the Angelica Restaurant for many years, has two good cookbooks which are all vegetarian and mostly vegan:
        The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen (IACP & James Beard winner), and Fresh Food Fast. I own these two and like them.

        1. I got this book at my public library. The recipes are easy and fun and extremely high on flavor and creativity. The format and pictures might be attractive to young people as well.

          1. The Candle Cafe Cookbook (pierson and potenza) is absolutly fabulous as well as Serene Cuisine (moona) and one other called The Three Bowls (can't remember author) just beautiful!
            Good luck!