This is the first cookbook from Adam Sobel, owner of the New York City vegan food truck Cinnamon Snail. I've never had the pleasure of eating any of his food, and this book really makes me want to fly out to NYC and try it out! This is a very well-designed paperback original cookbook. Most of the recipes are accompanied by full-color photographs, and the graphic design is lively and clear. The recipes themselves sound scrumptious. Even though I'm not vegan (although I am vegetarian), I have this weird obsession with vegan food and especially vegan cookbooks, so I've read a ton of them. This is probably the most innovative vegan cookbook I've come across. But although the recipes are interesting and smart, they're not pretentious or overly complicated, not surprising given that they come from a food truck! The recipes therefore hit a vegan sweet spot! The food is also diverse and yummy-sounding. I'm dying to try recipes like Chimichurri Tempeh Empanadas with Mint Onion Relish, Fresh Fig Arnold Palmers, Gooey Salted-Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars, Tequila Lime Tostones, Truffled Potato and Fried Onion Pierogies with Horseradish Mustard Cream, and Peking Seitan Bao Buns. This is a fun book with interesting and innovative, yet accessible recipes.
(I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.)