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 don't recommend 500 VR. I've yet to really be inspired by any of the recipes, and the index reallllyyyy annoys me.
I think I'd recommend Vcon (probably a little more expensive than the others, but worth it) or vegan cookies (you make cupcakes more than cookies?). Cookies are so versatile, fun, and easy! Cupcakes is fun too. Isa's new book, AFR is going to be great, but that's not until Dec.
yah! I was only thinking of 500 Vegan Recipes for the 'bang for your buck' factor in getting so many recipes, thanks for warning me off it : )
I make both cakes/cupcakes and cookies every weekend, so yeah, either of those would be put to good use.
I really like the look/sound of Appetite for Reduction but I think we need to order in the next week.
What about older ones like Joy of Vegan Baking or Vegan Planet?
I used JOVB quite a bit in the beginning, but I'd do an Isa book over it. I got VP first with Vcon, and I've only made like 4 recipes out of VP. eh. 1000 VR is pretty good, though. I've had good success with it.
I love 1000 vegan recipes. It's one of those books that I haven't had many misses. But anyway- I think Isa's VCTOTW is definitely worth the investment.
i have vegan fire and spice and haven't even touched it... Viva Vegan times infinity the best cookbook! also you don't have Vcon, that's a good one too
The Joy of Vegan Baking, Veganomicon or How it all Vegan!
I think you should break out of Isa world. Vegan Planet is a pretty heft book and has a lot of good recipes. Robin Robertson also has a book called "Meat & Potatoes" which has a number of recipes from Vegan Planet but is more oriented towards substantial dishes. I also recommend the Donna Klein cookbooks, esp Tropical Vegan and Mediterranean Vegan--most of the recipes are good and easy enough to prepare for a weeknight dinner. If you want to get one of the ones on your list, I would definitely go with Veganomicon over Everyday Vegan.
I'm a fan of the Vegan Yum Yum book by Lauren Ulm. It is full of easy, tasty recipes that don't require weird ingredients. I use it more than any other right now.
haha, this might be becoming more confusing! What are you thinking now, oww?
fire and spice is pretty lame....
fire and spice is pretty lame....
That was what I kinda thought from looking at the preview (why I never got it), but I didn't want to spoil oww's f and s love, and I thought you loved it, e!
no, I always check the cookbooks out at the library before I buy them....fire and spice was one I returned and never bought...it was boring, nothing interesting...
I have a lot of vegan cookbooks, but the ones I use the most are Veganomicon and Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. These two books are awesome!
I must be a solitary fan of F & S. I'm not trying to say it's one of the best cookbooks out there but I dig it. I prefer Asian Vegan Kitchen over it but the ingredients in F & S are way easier to find.
What about Veganomicon?! What are your thoughts on it? It really is my favorite. Viva Vegan is good. It does have a lot of seitan stuff-I know you like it.
JOVB- I use it alla time, or Mediterranean Vegan, lots of good stuff in there.
ETA-I want Viva Vegan, too, though....