2014 was an amazing year for vegan cookbooks. I think I added about 25 to my collection. (Yes, 25 new vegan cookbooks!) I imagine it’s only going to get better in 2015, and I will probably have to get creative with bookshelf space, as I’m starting to run out of room.
There are a few books I’m already ready to get my hands on, and I’m sure as the year goes on there will be more. Here, in no particular order, are my ten most anticipated cookbooks of 2015:
Street Vegan by Adam Sobel – Vegans in the New York City area are familiar with the famous Cinnamon Snail food truck, but up until now the rest of the country has had to live vicariously through Instagram photos and Facebook posts. In Street Vegan, Chef Adam Sobel has compiled some of the East Coast’s favorite Snail food, and cooking at home means that you don’t have to wait in gigantic lines for your lunch. I was a tester for some of the chapters in the book, and I can attest to their deliciousness.
The Homemade Vegan Pantry by Miyoko Schinner – One of my first vegan cookbooks was Miyoko Schinner’s Now and Zen Epicure, and it was through that book that I learned how to make a tofu scramble. I’m looking forward to learning how to make pantry basics when The Homemade Vegan Pantry comes out.
Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – I love Indian food, but it’s something I rarely attempt to make at home. I’m looking forward to learning how with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen.
Teff Love by Kittee Burns – Much like Indian food, I love Ethiopian food, but I don’t cook it at home. There was one attempt but it didn’t end well. I’ve heard good things about her cookzine Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food, so I know the recipes in Teff Love are all going to be winners.
Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio – I was a recipe tester for Annie’s upcoming book, and I enjoyed every single dish I made. Of all of the books on this list, I’m the most partial to this one because Annie has included one of my recipes in it!
The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – We’ve never met in person, but Somer has become a friend thanks to social media and blogging. Somer’s healed her own health issues with a vegan diet, and in The Abundance Diet she shares the secrets as to how she did it. The book’s gorgeous photos were taken by Annie Oliverio, who seems to be keeping herself very busy!
The Great Vegan Protein Book by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes – I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of The Great Vegan Protein Book and it looks amazing. I’m contemplating carrying it around with me once it comes out and throwing it at people who ask me where I get my protein. Just kidding! (Sort of.)
Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking by Annie and Dan Shannon – Annie Shannon is one of the most creative cooks I know, and whenever I make one of her dishes for a potluck, I’m asked multiple times for the recipe. I loved all of the research and history that went into Betty Goes Vegan, and I know that I can expect more attention to detail in Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking.
The Good Karma Diet by Victoria Moran – Victoria Moran is one of my favorite story tellers, and I’ve had the great fortune to study with her and work for her. I expect nothing less than brilliance from The Good Karma Diet. This is more of a non-fiction book than a cookbook, but it does contain 30 recipes.
The Easy Vegan Cookbook by Kathy Hester – I’ll admit that I really don’t know anything about this book except for the title. I have a lot of cookbooks full of recipes that take hours to make, which I don’t mind on weekends and days off from work, but sometimes I just want to make something that’s quick and easy. Kathy’s books are always chock-full of delicious recipes, so I know this one’s going to be another winner.
What books are you looking forward to in 2015?