“Evolving Vegan” by Mena Massoud is quite an amazing cookbook. It includes many recipes, and some are not only vegan but also gluten-free. As a person with celiac, this is great news for me.
The book includes recipes for breakfast, appetizers, salads, soup, sandwiches, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. There are also resources and metric charts at the end of the book.
The author traveled through America, visiting different cities and different vegan bars and restaurants. And he was collecting the recipes on his way. What he ended up imputing in this cookbook are recipes from visited restaurants, recipes given by the restaurants, also, recipes inspired by those vegan restaurants, as well as recipes from the author’s kitchen and his mom’s kitchen.
There is a lot of options to choose from.
The recipes are accompanied by photographs. At the beginning of each recipe, the author shares a short story about the given dish. The recipes are easy to follow, and they don’t call for some crazy ingredients you never heard of.
I am personally looking forward to baking the chocolate cake and make crepes inspired by Little Choc Apothecary- the Brooklyn based restaurant. ( Oh, their crepes are so delicious! I know, because I visited this place a few times 😁).
Tofu pad thai always sounds good. Or “Meatball” skillet seems like a great recipe. You can also make Polish pierogis ( I need a gluten-free version for the dough, but I can use the recipe for the feeling).
In between pages, there are also city spotlights with an introduction to Vegan Chef in different cities.
This book sounds like a great addition to the vegan cookbook collection.
General rating: ★★★★★
* Disclaimer: I won this book in a giveaway. The opinion expressed in the review is my own