I feel that The Inspired Vegan is a very fitting title for Bryant Terry’s latest book. I say this because since buying his previous book titled Vegan Soul Kitchen, I have found Terry’s books incredibly inspiring. He is actually one of my biggest inspirations and one of the reasons I started this blog. His passion inspired me to do something with my passion for creating and sharing delicious tasting, healthy recipes made with whole food, plant based ingredients.
Bryant’s passion for cooking great food, for music, and food justice is quite simply amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable about food history and current food practices. Not only are his books a great source for delicious creative recipes, they are interesting to read and informative.
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi is an amazing work of art. It is a cookbook with some serious soul. Incredibly vibrant. Some cookbooks excite me, and this is definitely one of those that does. In fact it makes my mouth water and my head spin, because I want to make so many of the recipes.
The pictures are incredible, soulful and real. The layout is simple in the best of ways. Easy to read and follow which is incredibly helpful when actually trying to make some of the recipes. The recipes are creative and inspiring but not overly complicated.
The book is vegetarian, but not vegan. It is organized by ingredients, so if you are looking for a recipe with green beans, they will all be within a few pages of each other. It is hard to decide which recipe to make from this book first because they all look so good. I look forward to the next one. I don’t think this book will be headed back to the bookcase anytime soon. Continue reading