Several years ago, well four to be exact, I was in the process of reading the book Julie and Julia. It was about Julie Powell’s efforts to cook her way through Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” My goal at the time was to cook my way through the newly released cookbook by Alex Guarnaschelli. That did not go so well for a number of reasons.
This morning I was reminded it was Julia Child Birthday and it got me thinking how fun it would be to pick a Vegan cookbook and work my way through it. Unlike most people, I do not read cookbooks for the recipes. I read them for the wisdom and the spiritual lessons they offer. So now I am reviewing a list of vegan cookbooks. Not sure which one I will choose yet. If you have a recommendation from the list below, please share your comments or if you know of one I should definitely consider let me know about that cookbook as well.
Unlike Julia Powell, I am not setting a time limit, although my kitchen is not much better than the one she appeared to have in the movie. So what will I learn? Perhaps I will learn lessons about timelessness, senses, simplicity, integrity, adventure, and technique. Time will only tell.
Cookbooks under consideration are:
1. BOSH!: Simple Recipes * Amazing Food * All Plants by Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth
2. Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan By Chloe Coscarelli
3. Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes For Plant-Based Eating All Through The Year By Del Sroufe and Isa Chandra Moskowitz
5. Sweet Potato Soul -- Jenne Claiborne
7. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples Miyoko Schinner (Author)
8. The Ultimate Vegan Cooking For Your Instant Pot By Kathy Hester
9. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook, by Davis & Holloway
10. Vegan for Everybody – America’s Test Kitchen
Which one are you voting for and why?