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Christine’s Bookshelf

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.

 

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