Here’s the thing about vegan food: A lot of times, plant-based recipes make use of substitutes that, in their own way, might not be much better for us than consuming meat itself. That’s why our list of the top vegan cookbooks tries very hard to focus solely on the sorts of dishes that rely on vegan ingredients instead of figuring out ways to mimic the flavors of the poultry and fish we’re looking to avoid.
From vegan classics by recognizable chefs to new releases and themed cookbooks (vegan Indian! one-pot dishes!), these tomes will certainly have you consider a plant-based lifestyle. Full disclosure: A tofu or tempeh-based recipe might sneak up on you across our choices, but the majority of our picks crown veggies as the supreme leaders of the kitchen.
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