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LA Weekly Calls 2012 Year of Vegan Cookbooks

The popular alternative weekly lists five of the year’s best vegan cookbooks.

Yesterday, LA Weekly declared 2012 “the year of the vegan cookbook,” and highlighted five of the new cookbooks that make this year worthy of the title. Writer Jenn Garbee declared Joseph Shuldiner’s Pure Vegan, which features 70 recipes from French Toast with Cardamom Pear Compote to Eggplant Parmesan and Cashew Cream Sauce, the year’s best cooking tome. Robin Robertson took second place with her Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, full of recipes such as Wild Mushroom-Barley Soup, Seitan Pot-au-Feau, and Spiced Pumpkin Cake. Vegan Food Gifts by Joni Marie Newman ranked as the third best vegan cookbook, which provides recipes for chocolate bark, homemade liqueurs, and marmalades, along with many more gift-ready foods and drinks. Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes took fourth place, closely followed by Miyoko Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheese.

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