Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry

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 61DUkUn680L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_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