Farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavours Remixed

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In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.

Blending African, Carribean, and southern cuisines results in delicious recipes like Smashed Potatoes, Peas, and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil, a recipe inspired by the Kenyan dish irio , and Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad with dried apricots, carrots, and almonds, which is based on a Moroccan tagine. Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes pays homage to a popular Brazilian dish while incorporating classic Southern ingredients, and Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts combines the Ethiopian grain teff with stone-ground corn grits from the Deep South and North African zalook dip. There's perfect potluck fare, such as the simple, warming, and intensely flavored Collard Greens and Cabbage with Lots of Garlic, and the Caribbean-inspired Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache, plus a refreshing Roselle-Rooibos Drink that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

With more than 100 modern and delicious dishes that draw on Terry's personal memories as well as the history of food that has traveled from the African continent, Afro-Vegan takes you on an international food journey. Accompanying the recipes are Terry's insights about building community around food, along with suggested music tracks from around the world and book recommendations. For anyone interested in improving their well-being, Afro-Vegan 's groundbreaking recipes offer innovative, plant-based global cuisine that is fresh, healthy, and forges a new direction in vegan cooking.

Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group,, 2014, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781607745310
Branch Call Number: 641. 59296 TER
Characteristics: viii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour portraits


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Jan 15, 2016

This is a wonderful, and beautifully laided out book, with gorgeous photos, and references to black artists (written and performance). Some of the recipes are a bit more involved, and would require more time and experience to pull off, but otherwise a great book to add to the Vegan collection.

PimaLib_MaryG May 07, 2015

If you want delicious, healthy food that just happens to also be vegan, then this book is for you.

LovelyMurrell Mar 22, 2015

This is a great cook book. Its full of flavorful food that is also very nutritious. If you grew up eating "soul food" or "southern food" you will clearly be able to see how they were influenced by the captured free Africans that were brought to Americas shores, who were using what they had on hand to create food that reminded them of what they had back home


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PimaLib_MaryG May 07, 2015

This book's guiding philosophy is simple: lovingly prepared food with fresh, high-quality ingredients will always make a wholesome and delicious meal.

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