A long time ago I moved into my first apartment and started cooking. I”‘e been cooking and learning and collecting cookbooks for many years now. I started with The Joy of Cooking and still use the revised edition. When I want to check on typical proportions of ingredients or check baking temperatures, I start with The Joy.  Most of the books listed here are some of the ones that I have been reading during the past ten years or so. Not all of these books and websites are exclusively vegan or even vegetarian. Inspiration comes from many different sources. Especially interesting to me are recipes from great cooks that emphasize the preparation of vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and nuts and that are informed by their preferences, cultural knowledge and experience.

Books on Cooking

The Greens Cookbook: Extra Ordinary Vegetarian Cuisine from the Celebrated Restaurant, Deborah Madison, 1987 Bantam Books

The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Deborah Madison, Ten Speed Press

Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes, Deborah Madison, Ten Speed Press

Economy Gastronomy: A Gourmet Cookbook for the Budget-Minded, Sylvia Vaughn Thompson, 1963 Antheneum

The Kitchen Garden Cookbook: A Passionate Cook’s Recipes to Bring Out the Best in Garden-Fresh Produce, Sylvia Thompson, 1995 Bantam Books

The Kitchen Garden: A Passionate Gardener’s Comprehensive Guide to Growing Good Things to Eat, Sylvia Thompson, 1995 Bantam Books

Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions, Fernando and Marlene Divina, 2004 Ten Speed Press

The Zuni Café Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco’s Beloved Restaurant, Judy Rogers, 2002 W.W. Norton and Company

The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day, Martha Rose Shulman, 2014, Rodale

Laurel’s Kitchen: A Handbook for Vegetarian Cookery and Nutrition, Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders and Bronwen Godfrey, 1976 Nilgiri Press

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, 2008, 2013 Ten Speed Press

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, 2007 Marlowe & Company

The Vegetarian Hearth: Recipes and Reflections for the Cold Season, Darra Goldstein, 1996, Harper Collins

Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook, Del Sroufe and Isa Chandra Moskowitz, 2012 The Experiment, LLC

Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsas, and Much More From Rancho Gordo, Steve Sando and Vanessa Barrington, 2008, Chronicle Books

Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods, Eugenia Bone, 2009, Clarkson Potter

Zuppe: Soups From the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Mona Talbott, 2012 Rome Sustainable Food Project, The Little Bookroom

Verdure: Vegetable Recipes From the American Academy in Rome, Christopher Boswell with Elena Goldblatt, 2014 Rome Sustainable Food Project, The Little Bookroom

Marcella Cucina, Marcella Hazan, 1997 Harper Collins Publishers

The Silver Spoon: Traditional Italian Recipes commissioned by Editoriale Domus, English Editon 2005, Phaidon Press, Inc.

Jacques Pepin’s Simple and Healthy Cooking, Jacques Pepin, 1994, St. Martin’s Press

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, Harold McGee, 2004, Scribner

Websites  All chefs, especially Melissa Clark, Julia Moskin, Martha Rose Shulman, David Tanis – David Lebovitz’ blog on Living the Sweet Life in Paris  – Susan Voisin’s Fat Free Vegan Kitchen  — Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes  – Lindsey Nixon – Trisha Star – Jenn Segal – Steve Sando’s online emporium of all things bean – Cathy Fisher –Isa Chandra Moskowitz’ The Post Punk Kitchen

Books on Health and Nutrition

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan, 2008, The Penguin Press

Nutrition Advisor: The Ultimate Guide to Health-Boosting and Health-Harming Factors in Your Diet, Mark Bricklin and the Editors of Prevention Magazine, 1993, Rodale Press, Inc.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., 2007, Penguin Group (USA)

Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Dean Ornish, M.D., 1990, Random House, Inc.

 Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly, Dean Ornish, M.D., 1993, Harper Collins

 The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. and Thomas M. Campbell, II, M.D., 2006, Benbella Books

 The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today, Sharol Palmer, R.D.. The Experiment, LLC, 2012

 Videos on Health and Nutrition (on Netflix)

 Forks Over Knives

 Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue, 2011

 Food Matters, 2008

 Food Choices, 2016

 Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, 2010

 Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2, 2014

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