Thursday, August 31, 2006

My cookbook list: a work in progress

As I've said before, I have a ton of cookbooks. It's kind of sad, but one of my favorite past times is reading cookbooks. I know other bloggers read cookbooks too, so that makes me feel a lot better. Anyway, some of the cookbooks I own are definitely not vegan or even vegetarian, but I like modifying the recipes to be vegan (I'm always up for a challenge!). I'm not going to list the unvegan ones, because if I did this list would be about 50 pages, but I am going to list the vegetarian and/or vegan cookbooks that I own (although I'm not going to go into descriptions). If you own any of the ones on my list, I'm curious about your opinions. I know that the books by Sarah Kramer, either by herself or with Tanya Bernard, have very mixed reviews, but of course I'm talking about all of the books on my list. Please note that this is a work in progress, so I'll be adding others on to it as I A) get more or B) find them (because as you cookbook junkies know having a lot of cookbooks is not so orderly. Or wait, is that just me?). Also, the ones with the asterisk next to them are ones I own but haven't yet used. Since this is already a long list, I don't want to make it longer by adding descriptions, so I'll do individual posts about each book in the future.

My list:

*American Macrobiotic Cuisine by Meredith McCarty

*A Vegan Taste Of North Africa by Linda Majzlik

Cooking With The Right Side Of The Brain by Vicki Rae Chelf

Ecological Cooking by Joanne Stepaniak and Kathy Hecker

*Everyday Vegan by Jeani-Rose Atchison

*Dairy-Free and Delicious with Brenda Davis, Bryanna Clark Grogan, and Joanne Stepaniak

*Fast Vegetarian Feasts by Martha Rose Shulman

Flavors Of The Southwest by Robert Oser

*Flax The Super Food! by Barb Bloomfield, Judy Brown, and Siegfried Gursche

*Fresh From A Vegetarian Kitchen by Meredith McCarty

*From The Tables Of Lebanon by Dalal A. Holmin and Maher A. Abbas

Good Time Eatin' In Cajun Country by Donna Simon

Great Good Desserts Naturally by Fran Costigan

*Hemp Nut Cookbook by Richard Rose and Brigitte Mars

How It All Vegan by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer

La Dolce Vegan by Sarah Kramer

*Lenore's Natural Cuisine by Lenore Baum

Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen (by uh, let's see, Lorna Sass)

*Lorna Sass' Short-Cut Vegetarian (ditto)

*Made with Love (stories, recipes, and crafts from Greatful Dead Fans) by Elizabeth Peace Zipern

*Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian (who could that be by? Oh yes, Madhur Jaffrey!)

Meatless Burgers by Louise Hagler

*Miso Cookery by Louise Hagler

Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen

*Of These Ye May Freely Eat by JoAnn Rachor

Passionate Vegetarian by Crescent Dragonwagon

*Raising Vegetarian Children (not a cookbook, but there are recipes in it) by Joanne Stepaniak and Vesanto Melina

*Sea Vegetable Celebration by Shep Erhart and Leslie Cerier

*Sicilian Vegetarian Cooking by John Penza

*Simple Treats by Ellen Abraham

Steven Raichlen's High-Flavor Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking (By Steven Raichlen)

*Sublime Soups by Lenore Baum

*The Accidental Vegan by Devra Gartenstein

*The Artful Vegan (from the Millenium restaraurant) by Eric Tucker, Bruce Enloe, and Amy Pearce

*The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook By Jack Bishop

The Convenient Vegetarian By Virginia Messina and Kate Shumann

The Deaf Smith Country Cookbook by Marjorie Winn Ford, Susan Hillyard, and Mary Faulk Koock

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen

*The Everyday Vegan by Dreena Burton

The Garden Of Vegan by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer

The Healthiest Diet In The World by Nikki and David Goldbeck (not all recipes, there is some nutritional info in it)

*The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein

*The Millennium Cookbook by Eric Tucker, John Westerdahl, and Sascha Weiss

*The Real Food Daily Cookbook by Ann Gentry

*The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook by Judy Krizmanic

The Ultimate Uncheese Book by Joanne Stepaniak

The Vegan Kitchen by Freya Dinshah

*The Vegetarian Lunchbasket by Linda Haynes

*The Voluptous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot

Vegan Deli by Joanne Stepaniak

Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

Vegan Vittles by Joanne Stepaniak

Vegan With A Vengeance by Isa Charndra Moskowitz

Vice Cream by Jeff Rogers

Vive Le Vegan! by Dreena Burton

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison

Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons

3 Bowls (vegetarian recipes from an American Zen buddhist monk) by Seppo Ed Farrey with Myochi Nancy O'Hara

*366 Healthful Ways to Cook Tofu by Robin Robertson


Wow, typing that list up let me see how many cookbooks I haven't used. If you'll excuse me, I think I'll go read them.


zenpawn said...

I'd be interested in hearing about the North African vegan cookbook.

Kaji's Mom said...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who read cookbooks... I'm a little embarassed to admit that I have as many cookbooks on my nightstand as I do fiction novels right now!

thisgirlsgonnagetrocked said...

I too read cookbooks like novels. Everyone called me strange, but I knew that somewhere out there there where people like me.

Thank Goodness! :)

You have a lot of titles that really interest me, especially the Macrobiotic book... I have always wanted to learn more about Macrobiotics!

aTxVegn said...

I too have 100s of cookbooks. I wanted to recommend that you cook from Real Food Daily. I went to a cooking class awhile back where Ann Gentry cooked an amazing meal from her book in 3 hours - the cream of broccoli soup, lentil pate, spinach lasagna, barley salad, garlicky greens, and choc chip cookies. And as if you needed more cookbooks, I recommend Alice Waters' "Chez Panisse Vegetables" and also the book I use the most, "The Vegetarian Family Cookbook" by Nava Atlas.