Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz


Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Vegan powerhouses Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring a brand new edition of this beloved vegan cookbook to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You'll find 25 new dishes and updates throughout for more than 250 recipes (everything from basics to desserts), stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user...

Details Veganomicon

Release DateNov 2nd, 2007
PublisherDa Capo Lifelong Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Vegan, Nonfiction, Reference, Vegetarian, Health, Foodie

Reviews Veganomicon

  • Lisa Vegan
    Well, for some reason I thought that this was going to be more like a thorough vegan Joy of Cooking type book but it isn’t quite so comprehensive. However; it is great, and I didn’t end up being disappointed.Only cons: 1. all the photos are in the middle of the book vs. on the recipe pages2. for my taste too long vegetable steaming times given (although possibly they & I are thinking of different sized pieces of veggies)3. and most importantl...
  • Emily
    This book is saucy and I like it:so far:Pineapple cashew quinoa - I accidentally made this with whole pecans instead of cashews because I was aggressively drunk cooking. I think the cashews would be better with this. I'm all about the pineapple flavor, though, and this was really easy to put together (or was it, drunk Emily?? was it???).Chickpeas Romanesco - I'm not familiar with traditional romanesco sauces, and this felt too difficult for a chi...
  • jess
    My wife & I have been working through this cookbook for a year now. Finally, I am going to write my review of it. Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a vegan foodie sensation. If you make vegan food regularly, you know there are basic techniques and styles we all rely on, and every once in a while, some sort of revolution sweeps through the vegan cooking world, and suddenly everyone is looking at their tofu a little differently. Veganomicon is that moment. ...
  • Michael Batz
    God, I wanted to love this cookbook. Picked it up when it was brand new, as Vegan with a Vengeance is one of my favorites. I appreciate the idea behind it - so many vegan cookbooks are thin paperbacks that it's a cool idea to try to up the game with a nice solid hardback. But in my opinion, this is a middle ground cookbook - too highfalutin for daily use, but not quite polished enough for special events. Other than a few standbys, I rarely use th...
  • Ellen
    First, the recipes are very well written and explained. The authors don't leave out any details, and include things like "when you bake this cake, it's really really important to not open the oven for at least 45 minutes no matter how tempting it is". They include lots of variations for most recipes. Most importantly, the recipes are very weeknight: A lot of them are pretty quick to prepare, very tasty, and don't necessarily involve a billion dif...
  • Emma
    A good book for vegans, but probably not for newbies. There aren't many pictures, which is a real shame. It's primarily written for the American market, so there are lots of unusual ingredients, but nonetheless it's a good book. I like Isa's style of writing, it's easy and good fun. Recommended, but there are better books for the beginner vegan, in my opinion.
  • Geoff
    I am like 90% pescatarian, meaning that throughout a month like 90% of what I eat contains no soil- or earthbound or non-sea worthy animal components except dairy, because I love cheese to an almost shameful degree. The 10% of my diet that is made from earth-roaming beasts comes generally in the form of charcuterie at nice restaurants or the infrequent baconing of some component of a meal or if I go to my parents for a meal, as they eat pretty mu...
  • melissa
    Veganomicon is the grown-up version of Vegan with a Vengeance. Not its momma but the grown-up post punk herself. Still the same intelligent, clever and witty writing and the same mind-blowingly creative recipes but this time there is some very helpful information on kitchen necessities, both cookware and pantry staples, basic information on how to prepare different types of produce, some very grown-up and organized menus and the layout is beautif...
  • Lee
    Recipes made so far:Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies = ExcellentCoconut Lemon Bundt Cake = AwesomeEggplant and Potato Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream = OkayTamarind Lentils = DelishCurried Tofu = GoodChocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding = Very tastyChickpea Cutlets = Outstanding and addictiveLasagne Marinara with Spinach = Very goodCreamy Tomato Soup = my daughter actually ate some which is a miracle.
  • Amanda
    A comprehensive vegan cookbook. I'll have to try some recipes before being sure of my rating. I'm not a fan of the emphasis on tofu and traditional wheat flours, but perhaps it will be worth it.
  • Christopher
    This is a great cookbook for both dyed-in-the-wool vegans and those omnivores who want to mix it up a little. Myself, I'm a longtime vegetarian who considers himself a vegan-wanna-be (I love vegan food to death but I still can't give up ice cream, cheese or cream cheese) and this book makes me really think I could make the leap and keep my taste buds happy. After I finish this pint of Rum Raisin, that is...(ahem).ANYway. The book is written with ...
  • Stephanie
    I've been going through this cookbook slowly, one intimidating recipe/ingredient at a time, because vegan cuisine seemed mysterious & I was ambitious. Also, Veganomicon is an awesome cookbook name. My eyes always drifted to the cover in bookstores, and I would think, "I should try that cookbook" based purely on the name. And then I'd open it, frown at the ingredients & ugly pictures, and put it back on the shelf. Every time.Until finally, I bough...
  • Trish
    I've had this book for a year or more and have recommended it countless times to aspiring vegans, curious vegetarians, and diabetic carnivores. I use it every week: it is the backbone of my menu. It completely demystifies the 'vegan' label and makes good food easy, acessible, delicious, and fun. The food is good-looking and tasty and balanced enough to serve to guests--who often exclaim in pleasure over the results. I absolutely don't care about ...
  • Isabella
    This has helped me so much over the years.
  • Stephanie
    I decided to make the leap into veganism in July 2011 after reading several books about the diet's benefits and I have never felt better. I once couldn't imagine NOT eating meat or dairy, but after experimenting with so many great cookbooks, it really has been an easy transition. I have slipped up a few times and believe me, your body will LET YOU KNOW that it doesn't want that crap anymore. It's a shame that vegan dishes get a bad rep - most I h...
  • Devery
    This is a phenomenal cookbook for anyone who likes to cook and eat delicious food, vegan or vegetarian or BBQ-snarfer. The whole section on how to cook vegetables is worth the price alone (I had no idea how amazing roasted green beans were, for example) and the Simple Seitan recipe is a streamlined (and yummier) version of the one in Vegan With A Vengeance. So far I have made the Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits, the Chestnut Lentil Pate, th...
  • Rebecca
    Not as exhaustive as it claims to be (how can it explain cooking different types of vegetables but not give any general guidance for tofu and other more unusual meat replacements?) but some very good recipes all the same - the samosa stuffed baked potatoes were especially delicious!
  • Erin
    A good vegan cookbook is harder to find than a flesh-bound book of the dead. So, this is aptly, aptly named (and far less un-deadly). Not only is this book filled with, as far as I have tested, delicious recopies, it is better organized and extensive than most other cookbooks I've come across, vegan or not. It has icons under recipes to indicate which are soy-free, gluten-free and low/reduced fat, and, more useful and impressive to me, which ones...
  • Carolyn
    Not a vegan, but certainly have cut down on all forms of saturated fat and upped the vegetable, fruit, and whole grain intake. As vegetarian Alice Waters said, it's what you eat, not what you don't eat. Steph is a wonderful resource for all things vegan and she was the inspiration for me looking into a solid vegan cookbook. I want to be able to create something hearty and real - not relying on the scurry to Whole Foods for the lonely Field Roast....
  • eq
    I wasn't really enticed by any of these recipes. Nothing popped out and said, EAT ME! I think a good portion also had to do with the photography, which was a tad on the cyan side and made me gag a little. Perhaps it's just the vegan lifestyle... No! I take that back. I've read and tried alot of different vegan recipes in my time and I think focusing on the simplicity of the elements within the recipe should be the focus. Clearly, not the case wit...
  • Kayla
    I'm still working my way through this cookbook, but so far I have really enjoyed the recipes I have tried. They are easy to make and the instructions are well written. I like the little tips that are included with the recipes. For example they list different alternatives to certain foods (like peppers) if you can't find them. The only thing is I wish there were more pictures in the book and that he pictures were next to the respective recipe inst...
  • Melissa
    I've had this book for going on a year now. I made my first recipe from it last night---Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Caramelized Onions and Sage Crumb Topping. Cashew "Ricotta" is my new favorite thing. Omnivore hubby (who does not like ricotta cheese) had a big serving then helped himself to seconds. To me that is always the highest recommendation for a vegan or vegetarian recipe. If you like lots of pictures with your cook books you will be disappoi...
  • A
    I was first introduced to the wit and flavor of Isa Chandra Moskowitz through, her blog. I picked up a copy of Veganomicon after reading a lot of the website and I have to say that I absolutely love this cookbook. Not only does it have a lot of helpful cooking tips and instructions, it breaks down what items are useful for a well-stocked vegan pantry and has really inspired me to do a lot of food exploring. I love the symbols by ea...
  • Anna
    This book has quite a few totally awesome recipes in it! I love how it gives the feeling of being a complete vegan cookbook - kind of the only book you'll ever need. But, there are a few stars missing in my rating... See, I have two big problems with this book: 1) The use of soy products. There is tofu in most recipes it feels like. I'm not keen on using that much soy products, plus I don't like the taste of tofu. Up until now I haven't used soy ...
  • Jeanette
    I haven't had the chance to make nearly as many recipes as I'd like to from this book yet, but I'm giving it a tentative five stars and will amend that if necessary.I tried to test a variety of recipes from different sections of the book so I could get a good overall feel for it. If there's a dud in this book, I ain't found it yet!I especially enjoy the additions of unique ingredients and textures that give the recipes more complex flavors.I also...
  • Elizabeth
    LOVE IT! One of the best things about the Veganomicon is that in addition to awesome vegan recipes, it includes basic information about things such as cooking times for beans and grains, cooking terms, equipment, etc. A really, really awesome resource for ANY cookbook shelf, vegan, veggie, or omnivore.
  • Robert Hudder
    Good solid vegan cookbook that doesn't rely on processed fake meats.
  • Adrienne
    Love love love this book!