A great collection of recipes for long weekends, holidays, and any time you feel like preparing a special meal.
Vegan cooking has been exploding in popularity over the past decade. Once limited to a small number of zealous adherents, veganism has become steadily more mainstream, and there have been numerous vegan cookbooks and diet guides that have helped aid that growth.
David Stowell and George Black contributed to that boom with their Veganopolis Cafeteria restaurant in Portland, Oregon. After starting out in 2003 with a small delivery cart, they ran Veganopolis from 2005 to 2008, and developed a huge international following for their delicious, no-nonsense, versatile vegan cooking. (Their Veganopolis website averaged more than 150,000 hits per month from around the globe.)
Now, they've captured their most popular Veganopolis recipes in their new cookbook, whose release heralds the 2011 opening of a new Veganopolis Cafeteria in the authors' hometown of Chicago. The book features the breadth of delicious, versatile, and accessible recipes that Stowell and Black popularized at their restaurant. This is not ground-level vegan cooking. Though their are plenty of simpler recipes for kitchen novices--including plenty of soups, sandwiches, and salads--Stowell and Black also offer lots of more ambitious recipes to make delicious entrees, including a range of sauces, plus a variety of fabulous desserts.
Stowell and Black made Veganopolis a popular destination not just for politically committed vegans, but also for anyone who enjoyed good food well prepared. Their approach to vegan cooking--and to cookbook writing--is to leave the politics and the attitude behind and focus on practical information, cutting-edge technique, and clear, concise presentation. The Veganopolis Cafeteria Cookbook is sure to become a popular staple of every bookstore's vegan cooking section.
Nb of pages 256 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572841109
Publication Date 01 October 2010
Nb of pages 256
Dimensions 7.3 x 9.3 in.
Weight 20 oz.
List Price $20.00
Nb of pages 257 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572846746
Reference no. 978-1-57284-674-6
Nb of pages 257
List Price $9.99
Veganopolis Cookbook presskit ( pdf 151 KB )
The Veganopolis Cookbook isn't just for people who are committed to a vegan lifestyle but also a nice alternative for those who simply enjoy good food... It is encouraging to see new cookbooks, such as this one, that features delicious, versatile, and accessible vegan food. Since many are working to cut down on red meat consumption in our diets, this excellent collection could be just the inspiration needed.- Larry Cox
The Daily Herald
Curried Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Green Peas is a mildly spiced mix that's a perfect winter warmup. Created by George Black for Veganopolis, her now-shuttered Portland, Ore. restaurant, it became an instant favorite among customers. Black and partner David Stowell have relocated to Chicago and plan to open Veganopolis Cafeteria in the city later this year. In the meantime, pick up 'The Veganopolis Cookbook: A Manual for Great Vegan Cooking' (2010 Surrey Books) and try some of their recipes in your own kitchen.
Midwest Book Review
The Veganopolis Cookbook: A Manual for Great Cooking should be a staple of any collection strong in vegan dishes. It comes from authors who helped set the trend for vegan dishes, packing in over seventy recipes from their restaurant in their first cookbook to feature ambitious recipes for cooks. From a range of vegan sauces to specialties of the Veganopolis establishment and popular website, this provides dishes ranging from a Black-Eyed Betty Salad to a Cashew Ricotta Spread that may be used in lasagna or as a side dish.
The recipes...are described with clear and concise directions and are made to impress. These may not be weekday, already-in-your-pantry meals, but the payoff is certainly worth your time and an extra trip to the grocery store...The recipes were elaborate and the flavors rich; they could have passed for a restaurant breakfast! ...The Veganopolis Cookbook is a great collection of recipes for long weekends, holidays, and any time you feel like preparing a special meal.
There's no shortage of intricate, unique, restaurant-quality dishes to be had...the food itself is the star and I suspect there’s a lot here to like for home cooks looking for something a little more advanced than the typical beginner’s vegan cookbook.- Ryan
Vegetarians in Paradise
From cover to cover The Veganopolis Cookbook is a truly beautiful volume of recipes vegans will find compelling. Non-vegetarians can learn to love vegan cuisine with this cookbook as their guide to delicious and healthful meals made from scratch with wholesome ingredients. With a welcome balance of classic dishes and innovative originals, global influences and familiar American standards, and mostly easy to assemble recipes, this is one cookbook that will quickly gain favorite status on the home cookbook shelf.
"Get ready to eat one of the best dishes of your life. 'Roasted Stuffed Squash with Almondetta and Spinach.' This hearty, sweet yet OH-so savory, creamy-yet-structured dish will make you hum while you eat it, and also impress your neighbors. This killer vegan recipe comes from the new cookbook 'The Veganopolis Cookbook' by David Stowell and George Black. They used to have the best vegan restaurant in Portland called 'Veganopolis' on SW 4th street. Unfortunately for us they decided to move back to Chicago, but at least we get this wonderful cookbook! No reservations required!"
Rave review of Roasted Stuffed Squash from Veganopolis Cookbook