Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero


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Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero's newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You'll find more than 250 recipes—plus menus and stunning color photos—for dishes that will please every palate. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.ÿRecipes include:

-Autumn Latkes
-Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes
-Grilled Yuca Tortillas
-Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Shallots
-Chile-Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Po' Boy
-Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta
-Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette
-Acorn Squash, Pear and Adzuki Soup
-Tomato Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans
-Asparagus and Lemongrass Risotto
-Almost All-American Seitan Pot Pie
-Hot Sauce-Glazed Tempeh
-Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls
-Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
-Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738214504
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is America's most popular vegan chef. She is the author of Vegan with a Vengeance, which won PETA's Proggy Award for Best Cookbook 2006. She and Terry Hope Romero are the authors of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, winner of VegNews' Veggie Award for Best New Cookbook. Since 2003, Isa and Terry have hosted the public access/podcast vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen.

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VegNews, December 2010Isa Moskowitz names “Favorite Cookbook Author”  San Francisco Chronicle, 12/12/07
"[This] unassuming book is full of recipes for which even a carnivore would give up a night of meat."

Curve “Ever the clever wits, Moskowitz and Romero make gourmet vegan cooking accessible in Veganomicon. You’ll love the menu suggestions at the back of the book and the massive index rivaling that of the Joy of Cooking.”

Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/3/08
“The tone throughout is upbeat and amusing, especially in the frequent sidebars, which are practical, chatty and engaging without being cutesy.”

The Washington Times, 9/23
“[A] must have.”

Gwyneth Paltrow on, 2/4/10
“This cookbook takes the scariness out of vegan…The recipes are easy for new cooks to use and the book is user-friendly.” 

Portland Oregonian’s FOODday blog, 2/3/10
“Highly regarded.”

Indianapolis Star, 3/10/10
“Chickpea cutlets, from Veganomicon, are unusually satisfying.”, 4/28/10
“Very likely the mother of all vegan cookbooks…A vegetarian chef’s idea of perfect reading material. The book’s nearly 300 pages are filled with hundreds of recipes, cooking advice, ingredient info, and heaps of humor making it a joy to read, as well as to cook with…Definitely a must-have for the vegan who really loves their food.” Portland Oregonian, 7/13/10“If you're considering transitioning to a vegan diet, or even just want to try it a day or two a week…[this is a] great introductory title.”“[A] creative recipe collection of tamales, bocadillos, empanadas, ensaladas, and much, much more.” VegNews, Sept/Oct 2010
“chock-full of not only recipes, but pantry help and cooking advice galore.” Cornell McClellan, fitness trainer for the President of the United States“[A] useful and delicious cookbook.”, 10/12/10“Funny, straight-into-your-face and full of hilarious punches…A pleasure to read despite its big size…A good old-fashioned all-purpose cookbook with recipes written for everyday meals. It is suitable for any level of cooking skill.” Natural Health, November 2010“A great resource to learn more about smart substitutions for vegan dishes.” Portsmouth Herald, 11/24/10
“No meat, no dairy, no eggs, but still full of flavor.” The Auburn Citizen, 12/29/10
“It is big, and has many good ideas and recipes developed at a popular New York City restaurant, all without animal products. Lots of innovation here!”
 Salt Lake Tribune, 2/24/11“The only vegan cookbook you’ll ever need.” Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/28/11“[The] magnum opus of vegan cookery.”

Lexington Minuteman, 12/15/11
“[A] new classic cookbook…Great recipes the whole family will enjoy whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or not.”

Vogue India, January issue“Chatty, and excellent for its sheer variety of vegan breakfasts and selection of luscious desserts.”

Portland Press Herald, 9/12/12“If you want just one comprehensive book this is the one for you. Veganomicon covers all the bases…The slightly saucy writing style makes it a fun, lighthearted read.”

Buffalo News, 11/28/12 “One of the best-selling vegan cookbooks of the modern era.”

VegNews, January/February 2012: “Required Eating: favorite recipes”

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Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent cook book but the eBook version has problems. Often the amounts are printed as question marks in the directions! This is sometimes found where there is no list of ingredients to refer to for the amounts or when only part of the full amount is to be used. If you're confident with your own cooking judgement you can fill in the ? but for many this will be extremely annoying and prevent you from making some of the recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While 'Vegan with a Vengeance' and 'Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World' are also excellent cookbooks, if you are only going to buy one VEGANOMICON is perfect. Trying out any new recipe can be scary, but the recipes in this cookbook are delicious. I am using ingredients/spices that are new to me, but am always confident the food will taste great. The recipes use simple easy to find ingredients and don't take a lot of time to prepare yet result in meals that look and taste 'gourmet'. You won't just be assembling processed ingredients here but will easily prepare great tasting meals with fresh ingredients and little effort. The creators of this cookbook have done all the work for you, combining flavors I wouldn't have thought of, resulting in foolproof meals that are unbelievably good. Most people won't even know the meals are vegan. VEGANOMICON has come along just in time for the holiday season. Get this cookbook and wow your family and friends with some really fantastic meals. The Smlove Pie 'p 257' is off the charts!! This cookbook has loads of useful information, a good balance of flavorful recipes for all occasions, and a bit of humor to make it all fun. VEGANOMICON is the ultimate cookbook, whether you are vegan or not. BUY IT ... you won't be dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 1st weekend after purchasing this book 'along with Vegan with a Vengeance' I tried not one, not two, but count it, FOUR recipes. They were all delicious. What have I been cooking for all of these years? I¿m new to vegetarianism, and with the help of this book, I¿ll never eat meat again. I can¿t imagine there being a better vegan cook book out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like Moskowitz's other cookbooks, Veganomicon has a wide variety of recipes, and includes a lot of helpful hints to use along the way. For non-vegan cooks, some of the ingredients or combinations might sound odd. My recommendation would be to try them anyway - Moskowitz has a talent for recipes that sound strange, but are delicious! Veganomicon has some advantages compared to other cookbooks - for one, the recipes are labeled with the approximate amount of time it takes to make them, which can be extremely helpful. This book also includes an index in the back with the recipes arranged by preparation time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just made the potato and kale enchiladas (page 162) and vanilla-yogurt pound cake on pag. 254. They both were a big success in my family who are not even trying to be vegans. Full of flavor, very satisfying. If you want to change your eating habits even if you don't want to 'convert', this is a great choice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have cookbook for anyone toying with the idea of becoming a vegan and also for those already vegan. Easy directions, wonderful flavors and easy substitutions and best of all, everything I've tried is delicious.
R0 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Isa Moskowitz and Vegan with a Vengeance, so adding Veganomicon to my library was a no-brainer. The tips and hints are very reliable and the seasonings are spot on. I have a lot of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks that have hit the mark with appearance and texture, but the flavors leave something to be desired. Veganomicon recipes prove that depth in vegan dishes is not difficult to achieve.
sarahbarah More than 1 year ago
There are a TON of recipes in this book that are amazing. Although I have not tried every single one of them (I know people who have) each recipe has something different. The instructions can sometimes be a little confusing with the added wit and quips. In this book there is something for everyone. It has also helped me find yummy things to eat after I recently found out about my allergies to wheat and eggs. Being it is a vegan cookbook I don't have to worry about the eggs but mostly every recipe that calls for flour can be substituted with a gluten free all purpose baking mix. Everything is full of intense flavor and it's hard not to want to try everything in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the author's site, so I thought I would check out their book, 'Veganomicon.' The first recipe I tried out was the Banana Nut Waffles. They are probably my most favorite vegan breakfast food of all time. The chickpea cutlets are also wonderful...especially if you make the mustard sauce to go with them. The authors also start the book listing some kitchen essentials and defining some terms, which I have already found incredibly helpful as I am not a cooking pro. I definitely recommend this book to anyone (vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore). The recipes are quite simple, and they are so delicious, that my omnivore husband can't tell there aren't eggs or dairy in any of the dishes. Enjoy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Haven't had a chance to make a recipe yet, but have read thru the book. Can't wait to try it. What i really like about the cookbook is that there are some simple recipes to try but also fancy schmancy ones for when i'm ready for the challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pros: --Delicious, well written recipes for the new and seasoned vegan --Beautiful cover that looks good displayed --Basic "how to be a vegan" info like creating whole proteins and how to soak beans --Excellent table of contents arranged by meal and type of dish (apps, entres, sides, etc.) Cons: --Few photos --thinish matte pages that get messy quickly if you have it near your worksurface We have been vegetarian for 29 years, vegan on and off for 5, and now use this book 3 to 5 times a week to to help stay with it. Would recommend and buy again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book online and immediately upon receiving it, fell in love. The cover art is incredible (which I realize isn't a necessity when selecting a book, but having a piece of eye candy for your shelf is always a welcomed bonus) and I enjoy having it on display. It's contents are very well organized and easy to read, even labeled for quick identification when you're browsing through it. The only downside is I wish it included more pictures of the food, but those it does have are amazing. This book is a must for any vegan, whether they enjoy cooking frequently or only on occasion, there's something in this book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We are vegetarians and are leaning toward becoming vegans, and this book is great for people thinking about a life-style change such as this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for any vegan or vegetarian. Lovely hard cover, amazing recipes, well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book months ago and am only now starting to cook from it, the perils of owning too many cookbooks. Snobby Joes, potato and kale enchiladas, manzana chile verde,and so many more! Love it all so far. I am especially excited to try her tamale masa over Thanksgiving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a gift from a relative. It's apparent she thinks the world of me, for this is one of the best cookbooks I own. Every recipe I've tried has been a huge success. Favorites include the chickpea cutlets and the seitanic red and white bean jambalaya. Impressive recipes and great results.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter learned to cook vegan from a roommate who used this book. The roommate loved this book and my daughter thought it was great for a beginner and one who was an experienced vegan cook. She was thrilled to get it for Christmas.
karebear30 More than 1 year ago
If you are a Vegan or a Vegetarian you will love this book! I do!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every recipe i have tried has been a pleaser!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm tranzitioning to vegan and all the recipes I've seen so far are complicated but this book is just amazing. Can't wait to start trying all the yummy sounding recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has become a go-to for me when I need information on all things vegan. The chapters before the actual recipes are informative and gives the reader an easy how-to when it comes to living and cooking vegan as well as giving overall kitchen how-to's (e.g. how to properly cut an onion without crying, etc). Not all recipes are last minute, use everything in your pantry and throw together - some require planning ahead - but it's a worthwhile purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seriously considering going full Vegan as a result of these recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent. If you can only have one vegetarian-vegan cookbook, this is the one to have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Use it almost every day.......wonderful resource
SallySpeaks More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this book so much that I lay in bed at night just reading it like a novel. These ladies are hilarious.