The Healthy Voyager’s Global Vegan Kitchen offers a fantastic opportunity to taste an abundance of worldly delights, all veganized! This fun and gorgeous cookbook is full of irresistible recipes and photographs to delight your inner traveler. This book includes 150 recipes from the brilliant mind of Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, the multi-talented force behind The Healthy Voyager which includes her radio show, blog and website.
I have a fairly substantial cookbook collection and tend to gravitate towards the books with the most and the highest quality photographs and original recipes, and this book definitely fulfills my craving for a good read and exceptional eye candy. The recipes and the techniques are unlike many other cookbooks that I own since it includes cooking techniques and ingredients from all over the world, rather than just one type of cuisine or a single country’s traditional dishes. It’s also great because instead of having to pore over many cookbooks to get a vegan taste of the world, you only need one. And this book is it!
The book is divided by regions into 18 incredible chapters–beginning with stocking a global kitchen–Carolyn takes the reader on a culinary adventure through the USA, Latin America, Caribbean Island Nations, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Greece, Russia, The Middle East, Africa, India, Thailand and Vietnam and finally Japan. That’s a LOT of great food and inspiration for global cooking!
There is also a handy section for making your own spice mix and condiments that are used throughout the book. It’s an extra helpful little guide to have on hand if you don’t have a Whole Foods or other natural food store around!
Also — and this is a big also — the photos are sensational. Celine Steen, author of the blog Have Cake will Travel and numerous stunning cookbooks, is behind the fabulous food styling and compositions in this book. The book is a great addition to any cookbook collection as it exposes the home cook to a variety of different cuisines both culturally and creatively with plant based ingredients.
The recipes are authentic and not an ounce of flavor gets tossed out with the animal products. Plus! a great amount of the recipes are also gluten-free and soy free. Carolyn’s voice shines through in this gem that will soon become one of your favorite dinner companions. In the mood for Weinerschnitzel? Chana Masala? Kung Pao Chicken? Empanadas? This book has you and all your cravings covered.
I can’t say enough great things about this book. It’s quickly become one of my favorites to snuggle up with on the couch and read like a novel.