Review of: Vegan Brunch
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Da Capo Press, Philadelphia 2009
240 pages, $19.95 (paper)
Reviewed by Gail Davis
I tried to find a bad recipe in this book, I really did. I couldn't even find a mediocre one. But that should come as no surprise to fans of Isa's other amazing books, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Veganomicon, and Vegan with a Vengeance. To be honest, I wasn't surprised, either. I just thought that maybe once in a while, she would screw up: Forget an important ingredient, add too much salt or not enough sugar to something.
Following the recipes in Vegan Brunch, I have made vegan omelets that actually taste "eggy" and even have that egg-like smell. (How does Isa come up with this stuff?) I've prepared vegan quiche and perfect pancakes that were light and fluffy, and I've had guests slobbering over crepes that rival any served at La Petite Crêperie.
From Swiss Chard Frittatas and sweet Fried Plantains to East Coast Coffee Cake and Cinnamon Rolls, every delectable brunch dish you can imagine is featured in this book. There's even a recipe for making your own bagels, which I cannot wait to try.
The only problem with Vegan Brunch is that there are too many fabulous recipes and not enough time to make or eat them all! I have a bookcase filled with vegan cookbooks, some beloved and others yet to be explored. But these days, I find myself eating brunch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you love creating delectable vegan food, get your hands on a copy of this book. But be forewarned: You will likely find yourself eating brunch all day long, too.
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