Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry
I can’t believe that I haven’t reviewed one of Bryant Terry’s cookbooks before because I have them all and really like them. In Afro-Vegan, as well as his other books, Vegan Soul Kitchen and The Inspired Vegan, Terry offers us flavorful recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. My favorite thing about these recipes is that each one usually comes with a story behind it, sometimes from Terry’s personal history or from the culture that inspired the dish. I tend to sit down and read these from cover to cover because the stories are so interesting. There’s also a recommended soundtrack for each recipe and sometimes a book or film mentioned, too, to make cooking feel like more like an experience.
My favorite recipe, which also seems to be an internet favorite, is the Savory Grits with Slow-Cooked Collard Greens.
Even though some of the recipes are “remixed” from traditional African and Caribbean ones, the ingredients used are easily found at your regular grocery or health food store, or a farmer’s market, if you have one near. I’m happy to add this to my growing library of vegan cookbooks and can’t wait to get cooking.