Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Veganomicon. It was praised as the ultimate vegan cookbook. After practically every vegan blogger seemed to have a copy of it I got curious and ordered one, too. Then I had to wait for it for three weeks since it is shipped to Germany from the US. Let's not talk about the shipping costs... Suffice it to say that for the shipping costs alone I could have bought another cookbook.

So I was really excited when it finally arived today. Would it be worth the money spent?

I started flipping through it, reading here a bit, looking there at a recipe - starting to look at recipes closer, reading more, reading more.... An hour later I was still marvelling at the recipes, trying to decide if I should start with the Hot and Sour Soup with Woodear Mushrooms or with the Kabocha-Udon Winter Stew. I must confess I'm sold. This book is brilliant.

I don't think there is anyone except for me who didn't buy it yet, but if there is still a soul out there who has not yet read THE BOOK - go get it. You won't regret it. Hundreds of wonderful recipes, mouthwatering photos, and the part I love best is the index. You can search recipes by soy-free, gluten-free, low-fat, under 45 minutes... Finally a really helpful index.

Verdict: Worth every penny (cent) spent - and much more. Wonderful job, Isa and Terry.


Bryan Rathouz said...

I really respect books that provide a really useful, comprehensive index - nothing's worse than a couple hundred recipes and no easy way to find what you're looking for. Okay, so maybe there are worse things, but it still ranks up there...

- Bryan, from the vegan blog tracker

Champsleeve said...

I agree - I love this book. I actually barely posted anything to my blog in December because every recipe I made was straight from this book! I usually figure if I can get 2-3 decent recipes from a book, that is a success. I already have over 10 from this one.


K said...

Hi Anke! I bought this cookbook even before I decided to try becoming a vegan; it is fantastic! I've made so many dishes from it and they have proved to be a great hit for those who are afraid of trying new things. Glad to hear you finally have a copy :)

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