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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, you need this one., February 27, 2010
This review is from: American Vegan Kitchen (Paperback)
I know what you're thinking...do I really need ANOTHER vegan cookbook? Or, if you have none (yet), why would I purchase this book? Well, I was a tester for Tami and her recipes basically turned me into a gourmet chef. Easy to prepare with simple and no-fuss ingredients, the recipes in American Vegan Kitchen make any meal feel special and even got the meat-eating boyfriend's hearty endorsement. Favorites include the (baked!) onion rings, City Skillet tofu and potatoes, an amazing marinade for tofu skewers (coffee and liquid smoke-- need I say more? Sounds strange, but it's the closest I've had to a smoky, meaty taste in tofu), and the seitan. Now, I've tried at least 4 recipes for seitan but the ones in this book never cause any of the usual problems (gumminess, flavor, texture, what have you). The cinnamon flapjacks are great, and the yeasted waffles are my favorite of the many recipes I've tried. The roasted garlic pretzels are adorable and great for a party. The San Fran seitan wraps are great for quick weeknight meals, and taste much fancier than the ingredients would have you believe. The mustard mac and slaw turned me, a former slaw-hater (I couldn't even stand to look at the stuff) into someone who has to be restrained from making it weekly. Need I say more? Probably not. You'll love this book....and if not, well, something is wrong with your tastebuds.
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Initial post: May 2, 2010 4:15:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2010 4:20:15 PM PDT
Reviews such as this make me want to stand up and cheer! Insightful, whimsical, and practical comments are always a good indication of how familiar a reviewer is with the product. Vegan cookbooks are an important thing to critique. I like the personal touches. For me, it brings additional validation to the comments and supports her position. It is so much easier to make a careful selection and actually buy the book when people give detailed reviews for future customers. Kudos for the reviewer!

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2010 4:53:46 PM PDT
C. Mahoney says:
Thanks Judith :) That made my day!

Posted on Feb 23, 2011 1:54:32 PM PST
Your review is great! I love reviews with so much detail. Your title made me laugh because as I was looking at the Amazon page for this book, I *was* asking myself, "Do I really need another cookbook???"

Guess you answered that for me! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2011 5:35:18 PM PST
C. Mahoney says:
Thank you so much! I still love this cookbook and use it all the time. The author is working on a few more, or so I hear :)
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