The best vegan cookbooks for special occasions
Do you have a penchant for the finer things in life? Well, if you’ve mastered the basics of vegan cooking, it’s time to step up a gear and create dishes worthy of a Michelin star…
13. Plant-Based Dining: Vegan Cooking for the Home Chef
Want to learn how to make vegan sushi, charcuterie boards, confits and even vacuum-packed truffles?
Suzannah Gerber makes advanced cooking easy (and delicious) in her book Plant-Based Gourmet.
In addition to 150 Instagrammable dishes, Plant-Based Gourmet includes tips for storage, allergy substitutions, easy-to-follow instructions for advanced techniques like sous vides and mousses, and plating and styling tips.
Plant-Based Gourmet: Vegan Cooking for the Home Chef, £7.20, available at Amazon
14. Green and Awake
Green and Awake is the go-to cookbook for anyone who wants gourmet meals that taste as good as they taste.
The book features over 100 whimsical vegan recipes, from meat alternatives to unconventional salads –
Nazli Develi’s long-awaited masterpiece is complemented by stunning full-page photography and pays homage to his Nordic lifestyle and relationship with nature.
Green and Awake, £31, available on Amazon
15. Crossroads: the extraordinary recipes of the restaurant that is reinventing vegan cuisine
Crossroads has got to be one of LA’s most renowned vegan restaurants. Now you can replicate over 100 of Tal Ronnen’s innovative Mediterranean recipes.
Whether you want to feast on warm bowls of tomato pappardelle, plates of spiced carrot salad, or crispy flatbreads stacked with roasted vegetables, this book has to be your next addition to the kitchen.
Carrefour, £24.52, available on Amazon
16. The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Thoughts and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen
If you haven’t heard of Korean Vegan, you must have been living under a rock (or still refusing to download TikTok because you’re “too old”).
Joanne Lee Molinaro has actually been running her food blog since 2016 — but it wasn’t until the last year that she took the internet by storm and went viral.
Today, the former lawyer has over four million fans on her social media platforms and has been featured in numerous publications, including Holy Grail: Vogue.
But The Korean Vegan’s TikToks aren’t just appealing to the masses because their food looks good — it’s because of the story behind them.
Joanne has an art for storytelling, photography and cooking, and it’s this perfect trifecta that makes her so likeable.
Her first cookbook is no exception, as Joanne collected “80 heady plant-based recipes and moving narrative snapshots of the food that shaped her family’s history.”
According to the star’s website: “Recipes range from favorites from Joanne’s childhood, like Jjajangmyun, the rich black bean noodles she ate on birthdays, to the humble Gamja Guk, an apple soup of earth and leeks prepared by his father.
“Others are a little more personal, like the chocolate sweet potato cake which is an ode to the two foods that saved her mother’s life.”
The Korean Vegan Cookbook, £29.99, available from Amazon