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A collection of more than 450 vegan recipes that highlight the range of flavors that occur naturally within foods. For dedicated vegans or conscientious omnivores who are interested in experimenting with veganism, Big Vegan offers recipes that encourage h
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Published September 7th 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC
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Kat Dornian
I've tried several recipes from this cookbook and it has to receive a huge thumbs up. The vegan information at the beginning is brief but still manages to cover the important bases. I don't agree with everything Asbell states in there but that's more a matter of opinion. She writes in a welcoming and open way. I love the information about flavours and vegan fats and sugars. I actually learned some great kitchen tips for anything, not just vegan cooking. My biggest complaint is that the book is n ...more
Mo Tipton
What a great cookbook! So many recipes, and of the two dozen or so that we've made so far, all of them have been delicious. Will definitely be buying this for the kitchen library.
RH Walters
Food poems that you can eat. One of my favorites is the potato salad Provencal that includes artichoke hearts, celery, parsley, olives, capers, garlic, lemon and onion. Hungry now?
The title doesn't lie. This thing is BIG. It would take forever to try every recipe in here.

A good mix of recipes with hands-on ingredients along with some "out of the way" ingredients. Some recipes with crazy long ingredients lists and some with less than 4.

If you're going vegan, I would imagine this cookbook would take you from beginner through immediate and into advanced over the course of a few years.

Recipes I'll probably try:
Crispy Sesame Kale
Almond-Apple-Date Breakfast Burrito
Sweet Pot
Lots of great ideas!
Joy Urban
I got this because I had seen a couple recipes from this book on the internet and wanted to see more, and I think it's interesting to use alternative ingredients. Also, I'm trying to eat less animal derivatives because I know it's healthier (and kinder). Anyways, a lot of these are pretty tasty.

Although I will admit to cheating a little bit: a lot of the ingredients can be pretty expensive, and I have such an aversion to tequila that blue agave syrup makes me gag, so I just used normal sugar :X
Jacqueline Mackenzie
I have over 300 cookbooks because I gave up eating meat in 1979. I have owned a meat-free restaurant and I LOVE to cook. I my opinion, Robin Asbell is the finest mentor for the world. She covers most cultural bases, but always with her own "twist." I am considering giving away my other books because Robin is my "Vegan Kitchen Goddess." I don't need anyone else.
If you're going vegan, I would imagine this cookbook would take you from beginner through immediate and into advanced over the course of a few years. - Tamara, Web Content Librarian

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This is a great cookbook that experienced vegan cooks and those new to vegan cooking can use with ease. Some recipes are very unique and some are not so unique and common, but all are delicious. It is a bargain for the price in that it's huge, with over 350 recipes total.
Have made several recipes from and they've all been good. I like the way the recipes are laid out and it's become one of my most used cookbooks
Paul Busch
Every recipe I've tried so far has been delicious. This is a huge collection of recipes, and most are reasonably easy to make.
This has so much good, basic info and also features inventive recipes based from every corner of the world.
Would give it a higher rating if it had more pictures of the dishes!
Jan Wood
Loved the sheer volume of recipes but missed the pics!!
Looking forward to making my own mock duck!
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