Mouthwatering Vegan: over 130 irresistible recipes for everyone / Miriam Sorrell
Toronto: RandomHouse, c2013.
What can I say about this book? It is exactly what it says it is -- over 130 mouthwatering recipes, with tons of absolutely spectacular photos that add to the temptation to make every single recipe as soon as possible. It's broken up into various standard categories, like breakfasts, desserts, mains and so on, but you can really tell that the author has a British background, as there is also an entire chapter of curries!
The author grew up in London and Malta, of Greek background, and all those influences show. There are tempting dishes which meld traditions, and yet most of the recipes are fairly straightforward for those familiar with vegan cooking. For those new to the concept, she also provides an intro about herself and why she cooks vegan, as well as a glossary of a basic vegan pantry. She also recommends Becoming Vegan by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis for info about nutrition, a book I often recommend myself. This book was sparked by the success of the author's blog, Mouthwatering Vegan, still going strong. Lots to explore there, too.
If you're looking for a mainstream, appealingly beautiful vegan cookbook, this could be it. There are numerous full-page photos, lots to dream over, and a variety that I haven't seen in some of my other vegan/vegetarian cookbooks. While there are a few standards, there are also newer-to-me curries and fusion dishes. I'm pleased with this one, and have numerous post-its flagging pages to try next. I think this will be a fun resource to have on my shelf. And I always love it when an author's name suits their subject so well!