I’m a cookbook collector. Actually, I may need a 12-step program or at least my husband thinks it could help. I love cooking, as you know, and I’m always either glued to the Food Network or grabbing a great-looking new cookbook. Since making the transition to a vegetarian diet, I’ve started collecting vegetarian cookbooks, but I really don’t have very many of them. Okay, I don’t think I do, but I did have my husband build me a new cookbook cabinet last year.
At any rate, I’m still hunting for new vegetarian cookbooks to try and I got all kinds of excited when I read the NY Times Sunday Book Review last week and saw several vegetarian cookbooks included. You can check it yourself on the NY Times website, but here are the ones that I really found interesting (and consequently stuck on my Amazon Wish List).
ASIAN TOFU: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home.
By Andrea Nguyen. (Ten Speed, $30.)
I’m not too imaginative when it comes to using tofu. I pretty much limit it to soups, vegetarian chili and the occasional salad, so this cookbook is of particular interest to me.
THE INSPIRED VEGAN: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus.
By Bryant Terry. (Da Capo, paper, $19.) The author of “Vegan Soul Kitchen” returns with more fun meatless menus that go beyond seitan and soy.
I’m vegetarian, not vegan, but this one really appeals to me.
SALADS: BEYOND THE BOWL. Extraordinary Recipes for Everyday Eating.
By Mindy Fox. (Kyle, paper, $19.95.) One hundred clever ways to break out of the Caesar rut.
I’m a vegetarian. I eat a ton of salad. Enough said.
If you’ve got or know about any other new cookbooks that would appeal to vegans and vegetarians, please share!