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southern food at its best - which just happens to be vegan!,
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This review is from: Cookin' Crunk: Eating Vegan in the Dirty South (Paperback)
Bianca Phillips' new book is a fantastic contribution to both vegan and southern cooking. Her recipes are straightforward and pantry-friendly, but with first class results. I have been anxiously awaiting this book ever since the author brought a test version of her pimiento cheese to a vegan gathering last year. I did not realize how much I had missed pimiento cheese, and the Cookin' Crunk version really hits the spot! The Baked Tofu Fish Fry, the Southern Fried Tofu Chicken, and the Country-Fried Tempeh Steak more than live up to their promise. One Sunday, we made a Mandarin Orange Cobbler which was completely amazing and gone before lunch! The Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Celery soups are so good on their own that you may find it difficult to hold part of them back to use in casseroles. Nutritional information accompanies each recipe, and most are surprisingly healthy with no loss in flavor. If your great-aunts and third cousins are coming over for supper, get a copy of this book, and they will be very impressed with your fine cooking!