Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry
Soul food is often stereotyped as being as unhealthy as it is delicious. This cookbook boasts huge flavor alongside a variety of nutritious, no-meat treats. Bryant Terry pulls from cooking traditions from the diverse African diaspora – North Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil and the Southern US all feature prominently throughout the book. You can find sauces, salsas, and stews, sweet and savory snacks, and beautiful images accompanying each of the sections. A whole chapter is devoted to okra, black-eyed peas and watermelon – scrumptious! Each receipt also has a soundtrack and/or reading suggestion to get you in the proper cooking mood. Though many of the offerings are a bit more complicated than I can usually manage in the kitchen (I mean I have a 9 month-old LOL!), I wish someone would make them for me because they sound delicious!
Review by Ms. Rosenkrantz