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The Joy of Vegan Baking: The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets Paperback – October 1, 2007
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A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast "Food for Thought," which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers.
Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs--including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, and Rodale News--and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts.
Her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com, and she is a featured guest on Delicious TV's Vegan Mashup, a program that recently aired on public television in 41 states. Colleen is a regular contributor to Perspectives on KQED, NPR's San Francisco affiliate, which reaches 830,000 listeners weekly.
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I am glad I was vegan for a time in part because it led me to purchase this book. I was not at all familiar with baking before purchasing this book and though our family is not vegan I resort to this book time and again with conventional ingredients and can use the specified vegan ingredients if a vegan friend is coming over or for penitential seasons like Lent and Advent.
So while I tend to opt for more healthier versions (not using white flour, etc.), I still think it's a great book to have in my cookbook collection.
There was one part though, where she referenced that there was no difference between white sugar and using something like pure maple syrup. This is wrong as there are minerals in pure maple syrup (zinc, maganese), making it a healthier sweetener.
I really like all the full color photos in the book and all the extra tidbits of information offered throughout. There are some great recipes included, something for everyone and I can substitute the white flour for spelt flour where desired. I also enjoy listening to Colleen's podcast. This is a good book to add to any cookbook collection.
Update: I've now made some of the recipes. Yum! They have been very good. I especially love the lemon bars! They were a big hit at a dinner I recently attended at a friend's house.
But what I want to share about this book is that this appeals to ANYONE who loves to bake great desserts. I have shown the book to several non-veg co-workers whose eyes lit up when they saw the book and the plethora of delicious looking/sounding recipes inside. The book and their response have inspired me to order several books and give as gifts this holiday season. (The reasonable price and the free shipping feature here makes this quite easy.) In fact, I have already started by giving books to three cousins I recently visited in the midwest who were very impressed with the book and tried to *buy* it from me(!) But I just wanted to give it as a means for them to discover for themselves that you don't need eggs and dairy to successfully cook simple, delicious desserts!
There is a part of vegan cooking that is very much healthier than regular standard cooking, I agree. But not everyone is interested in that part of being vegan or even non-vegans who just want to cook a little more healthfully. These others who think they want to cook more healthfully will gain a lot from this book by reading all the facts and tips about different ingredients from which to choose, one result being the absence of eggs thus no cholesterol. Non-veg folks I have shown the book to are also interested in not exploiting abuse to animals and this cookbook is a splendid example for those people--and it opens the door and their eyes that vegan desserts/cooking does not have to be a sacrifice to good old-fashion sweets. So BRAVO! to Colleen for creating this beautiful book for "seasoned" vegans, "beginner" vegetarians, and for non-vegetarians who love to bake and will have their minds opened more to the advantages of eating food that doesn't consist of any kind of animal products. This book shows exceptionally well how simple, afterall, it can be.
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