The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude

Brian Patton. New World Library (PGW, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-60868-045-0
This decidedly unpreachy vegan collection comes from the founder of and creator of vegan cooking instruction videos that have become YouTube sensations. Although he can try too hard (do we really need to know that the word wafting makes him think “about fanning farts into my brothers’ faces”?), overall it’s a really funny book, which isn’t something most cookbooks—especially not most vegan cookbooks—can claim. Recipes are simple and approachable, and they cover everything from breakfast (Mostest Ultimate-est Breakfast Sandwich; Hangover Hash) to entrees such as Mexicali quinoa with black lentils and Pretend chipotle sausages and jambalaya. There are cocktails and salads and soups and meat substitutes (the obligatory My Balls recipe for faux meatballs) and more, too. The recipe titles alone are worth reading: The Seitan Worshipper, for example, and Not Yo Mama’s Cheeze Sauce—as the head note explains, “Say the first two words of the above title really fast... see what I did there? I rule.” The author demystifies ingredients with “WTF is...?” boxes, and many recipes feature smartphone scan codes that lead readers to a relevant cooking video—a nice interactive touch in this fresh, of-the-moment volume. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/06/2012
Release date: 03/01/2012
Genre: Nonfiction
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