Here’s a list of some of my favorite cookbooks in no apparent order. These books have taught me so much about technique, vegetarian and vegan cooking, and unique foods I would have otherwise likely avoided.
- Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
This one is an obvious classic! Before becoming obsessed with this book, I never knew the wonders of soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, or silken tofu. I actually haven’t cooked my way through this book very much because I am constantly going back to the same recipes again and again (hello, Caesar salad dressing, seitanic jambalaya, and roasted yellow pepper soup!).
- Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
When my sister was pregnant, I vowed to make her a new batch of cookies from this book every week. Unfortunately, this plan was cut short when Steve and I both realized that we were consuming way too many cookies despite my intention to feed them to my growing niece and her mama. I’m not the best at sharing, and I still dream of those ginger macadamia crunch cookies.
- Love Soup, by Anna Thomas
Beautiful cookbooks don’t always need pictures, and Love Soup is a testament to that. This book has some of the best vegan and vegetarian soups that I have ever had. It is constantly inspiring me.
- The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook, by Jack Bishop
Such a mouthwatering collection of recipes. This book was my go-to for planning dinner parties. Note: most of the recipes are not vegan (Oh, how Italians love their cheese).
- The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
While not technically a cookbook, The Flavor Bible is a book that I believe every home cook should own. Being able to pair flavors is essential to making your own recipes and really lets you get creative.
- Isa Does It, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
My current obsession. Isa, your nacho cheese has changed my life… Seriously.