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Tell me what to buy!

yeah, so I know there are multiple 'which cookbook is best?' threads, but there have also been a heap of new books out in the last year it seems...

so: currently I own Everyday Vegan, Vegan with a Vengeance and Vegan Brunch.

we got a free $20 Amazon gift voucher and a friend is coming over from the States in a few weeks so we're going to ship to his place and save on horrendous freight fees.

I'm pretty much dead keen on Vegan Fire and Spice which is ~$13.

So we'd have to chip in a bit extra to get a second book as well, but will still be awesome value all round.

Question being: which cookbook do you think would be the most useful to go with my collection?

I'm contemplating Isa's cupcakes, 500 Vegan Recipes.... I don't really know!  There's heaps I'd love to get, but trying to pick just one that I'd get the most use out of is tough!

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated!! : )

I'd say Viva Vegan over VCON any day but I guess I'm biased since I'm Mexican =P

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I really like eat, drink & ve began by dreena burton. I have Vcon, VWaV, Babycakes, Ed&BV, and Viva la Vegan! (another dreena book), and i think ED&BV is the one i probably use most. i really like all of her soups. Dreena's a soup god. I personally don't use Veganomicon that much for some reason.

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Veganomicon!!!!!

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I broke down and bought Viva Vegan because there was --seriously--a four month wait for it from the public library.  I've made a couple of the baked tofu recipes but haven't had time yet to make the empanadas.  It seems to me the recipes in that book are more like "projects" in that they require a lot of components from the book (i.e., the xxx sauce, the cashew crema, the xxx seitan, etc., the xyz pasty).  If you cook from it all the time it is probably easy to have that stuff on hand, but so far it's not working for me to make weekday dinners.

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I broke down and bought Viva Vegan because there was --seriously--a four month wait for it from the public library.  I've made a couple of the baked tofu recipes but haven't had time yet to make the empanadas.  It seems to me the recipes in that book are more like "projects" in that they require a lot of components from the book (i.e., the xxx sauce, the cashew crema, the xxx seitan, etc., the xyz pasty).  If you cook from it all the time it is probably easy to have that stuff on hand, but so far it's not working for me to make weekday dinners.

i agree many of the VV recipes take some planning and prep work but those recipes always turn out fantastical and you have lots of leftovers :)

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i agree many of the VV recipes take some planning and prep work but those recipes always turn out fantastical and you have lots of leftovers :)

It's good to know the results are fantastic. I'm dying to make the tamales or empanadas.

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i agree many of the VV recipes take some planning and prep work but those recipes always turn out fantastical and you have lots of leftovers :)

It's good to know the results are fantastic. I'm dying to make the tamales or empanadas.

both those are worth the effort in gold!

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I like the JOVB and her new one as well.  Can't remember the name of it though and am feeling too lazy to go walk in the livingroom to find it. 

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